Small-plot, High-yield Gardening

Small-plot, High-yield Gardening

Grow Like A Pro, Save Money, and Eat Well From your Front (or Back or Side) Yard 100% Organic Produce Garden

Paperback - 2010
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Are you tired of throwing away time, energy, and money on a perfectly manicured, water-guzzling, weed-producing lawn? Are you longing to feed your family in more healthful and eco-friendly ways but shocked by organic produce prices at the grocery store? Do you fantasize about growing your own food but hesitate to take on more than you can manage?
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If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time for you to get down and dirty--and take the plunge that will please your taste buds and your pocket-book! In Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening , Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan will help you turn your sprawling suburban acreage or postage stamp-sized plot into a low-impact, all-organic, totally sustainable produce garden.
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You'll learn about the most effective natural fertilizers, drought-resistant cultivation methods, pest-repellent companion plantings, trends in heirloom herb and vegetable varieties, and raised-bed techniques for achieving maximum productivity in a limited space. You can even add a cutting garden so you'll always have fresh flowers on a kitchen table that's groaning under the weight of incomparably fresh vegetables seasoned with a variety of home-grown herbs.
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Whether you're filling a 10' x 10' sandbox or digging up your 3,000-square-foot tennis court, any yard has the potential to produce a multi-crop bonanza. And anyone with a little soil and a lot of heart can do it!
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781580080378
Characteristics: 248 pages :,illustrations ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sheehan, Larry

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kpelish
Jun 05, 2017

The authors know a lot about gardening, but their superior tone is a turn-off (snarky comments about how they love inexperienced gardeners who plant their tomato plants too close together and have to come back for more, resulting in continuous cash flow for their center). This book may be good for someone very timid who wants their start into gardening to be rigorously planned, but there are better books out there that balance planning with friendly advice.

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lilbookworm
Apr 06, 2012

this book is really virtually useless
I found it to be of no benefit and a huge disappointment

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22950009541673
Jul 17, 2010

No space is wasted on photos (except one) and it helps you plan the improvements and growth from year to year, including rotation planting. If you are serious, you will want to buy this book for yourself, rather than borrowing it several times a year as you progress.

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