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

Gilbertie, Sal

Paperback - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Small-plot, High-yield Gardening
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? nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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. nbsp; 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 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sheehan, Larry


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Apr 06, 2012
  • lilbookworm rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 17, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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