Joy of Gardening

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Storey Publishing, Dec 10, 2012 - Gardening - 384 pages
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Full of useful tips and practical garden wisdom, this straightforward guide shows you everything you need to know to grow a more bountiful harvest with less work. Stressing the utility of raised beds and wide rows, gardening expert Dick Raymond shares his time-tested techniques for preparing the soil, starting plants, and controlling weeds. With helpful photographs, clear charts, and profiles of reliable garden vegetables, Joy of Gardening will inspire you to grow your best crop ever.

 

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I think I have read through Dick Raymond's book dozens of times. Joy Of Gardening is the best reading. I have learned so much from this book I give it a 5 star rating.

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I came across this book in a friends home and instantly was attached to it and asked where I could get one. They surprised me and gave it to me as a gift. I spent many hours pouring over its pages and trying the methods as he explained them. I do my gardening 800 miles north of the US/Canada border where my growing days are only 60-70 and frost stays late and comes early. Several years after I received the book we had a house fire and lost everything. There are many things that a person wants to get back from such a loss, but when spring rolled around I was ready to have another copy of that book. I found one and continue to spend much time seeking gardening advice. I have found that all the experiments I have tried have worked just as he said it would, even in the cooler shorter growing season 1000 miles north of where he did his experiments. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on this book, I would take in a snap. If you enjoy gardening it becomes much more enjoyable when you do it Mr. Raymond's way. And if you do not enjoy gardening, you probably would once you start working with Dick Raymond. Enjoy the rest of your gardening season. 

Contents

MY WIDE ROW GARDENING SYSTEM
1
GETTING THE SOIL READY
72
STARTING PLANTS
105
STOP WEEDS COLD
132
GARDEN CARE
149
GREEN MANURES
176
THE ROOT CELLAR
198
A VEGETABLE TREASURY
204
HANDY GARDEN CHARTS
346
Index
362
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Most gardeners are grateful that internationally known garden expert Dick Raymond has compiled the vast knowledge shared in his popular Garden Way television program, Joy of Gardening, into book form. He's also written Down-to-Earth Gardening Know-How for the 90's, among other books. Dick was head vegetable gardening specialist at Garden Way Gardens in Vermont for 15 years where the Joy of Gardening television series was filmed. He also gardened and cared for plots in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and on the West Coast for Garden Way. Over 40 years of hands-on experience have made Dick a very respected gardener and teacher.

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