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The invaluable resource for house food gardeners! Ed Smith\'s W-O-R-D technique has helped numerous gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished numerous families, neighbors, and pals with scrumptious, fresh create. The Vegetable Gardener\'s Bible is vital reading for locavores in each and every corner of North America!Almost everything you loved about the very first edition of The Vegetable Gardener\'s Bible is nevertheless right here: friendly, accessible language complete-colour photography complete vegetable certain information in the A-to-Z section ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods and significantly more.Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the subsequent generation of vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 further vegetables, such as an expanded section on salad greens and a lot more European and Asian vegetables. Readers will also discover developing info on far more fruits and herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a considerably-requested section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold frames or hoop houses. The impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 than it was in 2000, when Storey published The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels raise urgent concerns: How far must we be shipping food? What are the wellness fees of petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides? Do we have to rely on megafarms that use gasoline-powered machinery to develop and harvest crops? With every single difficult query, far more folks feel, \"Maybe I ought to develop a handful of vegetables of my personal.\" This book will continue to answer all their vegetable gardening inquiries. Praise for the 1st Edition:\"In each and every little town, there is a vegetable garden that folks go out of the way to stroll previous. Smith is the guy who grew that garden.\" — Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Instances Book Review\"An abundance of photographs . . . visually bolster the methods described, although frequent subheads, sidebars, and data-packed photo captions make the layout user-friendly . . . [Smith\'s] book is thorough and infused with sensible wisdom and a dry Vermont humor that should endear him to readers.\" — Publisher’s Weekly\"Smith . . . clearly explains almost everything novice and experienced gardeners want to know to grow vegetables and herbs. . . . \" — Library Journal\"this book will answer all your concerns as properly as put you on the path to an abundant harvest. As a bonus, anecdotes and stories make this informative book exciting to read.\" - New York Newsday
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