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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
2nd edition. Great info for farmers and gardeners on how to breed your own locally adapted varieties, with inspiring tales of such interesting vegetables as popping chickpeas, hairy mustards, purple peas, rainbow corn, storage watermelons, and many more. Softcover, 384 pp.
Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step-By-Step Guide for Growers
A simple and thorough introduction to on-farm seed saving, breeding and selection for farmers and gardeners. Step-by-step instructions for creating a new breeding project, from deciding on goals and finding seedstock to making selections and evaluating crops. Inspiring examples from five...
Building & Using Cold Frames
This handy booklet gives easy-to-follow instructions for the using and constructing of cold frames. Softcover, 32 pp.
Bush Medicine of the Bahamas
A comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost. Covers 120 medicinal plants, including details of administration and dosage, pharmacology, and cross-cultural uses; non-botanical remedies are covered as...
Cover Crops and Compost Crops in Your Garden (DVD)
Cindy Conner takes you through a year in her garden. Using hand tools she grows cover crops amongst her vegetables to keep down weeds and nourish the soil, then cuts down the cover crops for mulch and compost. Features many of our faves (Bloody Butcher corn, Mississippi Silver crowder peas, and...
Develop a Sustainable Vegetable Garden Plan (DVD plus CD)
Cindy Conner is back with a winning DVD and accompanying CD to help you enjoy your garden to the max. Cindy shows how to put together a plan unique to your garden conditions and growing preferences. Field trips to a half-dozen gardens illustrate her points, and a companion CD contains worksheets to...
Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist
How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too
[Michael Judd] Written for both beginning and experienced gardeners, this book is full of practical designs and easy to follow how-to-instructions for transforming a ordinary yard into an edible oasis. More than 200 color photos and illustrations...
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties
Craig introduced Cherokee Purple to SESE and the world. He has grown thousands of tomato varieties, most of them in hot and humid North Carolina, and here he shares his hard-won wisdom on how to grow great tasting tomatoes. A beautiful book is filled with great pictures of amazing tomatoes....
Four Season Harvest
Organic grower Eliot Coleman grows food year-round on his farm in Maine; those of us further south can too! Besides spring and summer vegetables, Coleman gives great advice on growing Fall and winter veggies in cold frames, under row covers, and inside unheated greenhouses (high tunnels)....
Gardening When it Counts -- Growing Food in Hard Times
Here’s the scoop on traditional techniques that produce the most food in hard times, without a lot of mulch, compost and water. Current popular intensive vegetable garden styles require a lot of water, fertility and organic matter. This book shows you how to reduce your garden “inputs”...
Garlic and Perennial Onion Growing Guide
Our useful 4-page guide is included free with all fall onion and garlic shipments. However, if you wish to get this guide separate from a fall onion and garlic shipment, order it using this item number!
Grow a Sustainable Diet
Cindy Conner brings us a must-read book for anyone working toward increased food self-sufficiency for their family. This guide combines the garden planning and cover crop information from her DVDs with more about growing a complete diet, food preservation, storage, and getting it all to the...
Grow Your Own Food Made Easy
This small, inexpensive treasure of a book distills the basics into 68 colorful, accessible, even humorous, pages. The authors have decades of experience growing food and teaching others to grow food. This book is a step-by-step guide to producing lots of nutritious, delicious food using...
Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Med
Persons and Jeanine M. Davis] This newly updated and expanded edition gives recommended methods of growing and marketing ginseng, goldenseal, ramps, black cohosh, bethroot, bloodroot, blue cohosh, false unicorn, galax, mayapple, pinkroot, spikenard, wild ginger, wild indigo, and other native...
Growing and Using Garlic
This Storey Country Wisdom booklet has good practical advice for the first time garlic grower, stressing advance soil preparation for success. Covers a range of preservation techniques from braiding to making your own garlic salt, including 29 recipes. Softcover, 32 pp.
Growing and Using the Top 10 Most Popular Herbs
Ozarks herbalist Jim Long’s overview of the US’s most popular herbs: basil, lavender, parsley, mint, rosemary, oregano/marjoram, thyme, sage, chives, and cilantro. Good growing, harvesting, and drying info, as well as tasty recipes. Softcover, 36 pp.
Growing Great Garlic
[Ron Engeland] The definitive sourcebook for growing garlic organically. Written for gardeners and small farmers, it covers site preparation through planting, fertilizing, harvesting, storing, and marketing. Also includes chapters on the history and evolution of garlic. Based on the...
Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook, The
An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to make their own herbal medicines. The author is a practicing herbalist and medicine-maker who teaches at the California School of Herbal Studies. Covers the science and art of herbal medicine making. Topics include harvesting, drying, storing,...
Herbs 101: A Guide to Growing and Using Herbs
A nice intro to the basics of herb gardening by Ozarks herbalist Jim Long. Choosing, growing, harvesting, using, and storing herbs are all covered. Many great recipes as well! Softcover, 36 pp.
Home Composting Made Easy
Over a million copies of this delightful and inspiring book are in print. It’s used by hundreds of municipalities, organizations, and businesses to spread the word about home composting. It covers pretty much all you need to know in a simple, direct, and amusing style. Lots of practical...
How To Make Romantic Bentwood Trellises
[Jim Long] Step-by-step directions for making full-sized garden trellises, miniatures for the deck planter, gates, arbors, and decorative fences as well. Information is included for finding and choosing trellis wood, descriptions of the best kind of wood to use, along with recommended tools...
Market Gardener, The
Practical information for the small-scale organic farmer: how to grow better, not bigger. The style is down-to-earth and so readable you want to sit down with it like a novel. Learn how Jean-Martin and his wife Maude-Helen gross $110,000 on 1.5 acres. Anyone starting out in market farming or...
Native American Gardening Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Fam
Stories, projects, and recipes for families. Combines the magical world of Native American stories with the nurturing experience of gardening. Learn to grow traditional “Three Sisters” gardens of corn, beans, and squash. Explore the relationships between people and the gardens of the...
New Seed Starter's Handbook, The
Comprehensive, updated guide to seed and seedling care, indoors and out. Topics include light and temperature requirements, transplanting, diagnosing, and correcting problems, requirements of vegetable crops, pollination, selection, seed saving, and seed storage. Contains numerous informative...
Organic Seed Grower, The
Written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically. “An essential guide to high-quality, organic seed production: well grounded in fundamental principles,...
Organic Seed Production and Saving (The Wisdom of Plant Heritage
A new edition of the classic how-to guide for the small producer. This tenth book in NOFA’s Organic Principles & Treatises covers techniques for growing and harvesting seeds, combined with an explanation of the importance of crop plant genetic diversity. Written for the Northeast, but...
Perpetual Gardening Record Book
Just the thing for gardeners who prefer to use pen and paper to keep track of what’s happening in the garden. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s meticulous garden record books and proudly made in Alabama using recycled materials, it includes growing charts, calendar pages, sketch pages, and a...
Resilient Gardener, The
Oregon farmer and plant breeder Carol Deppe’s new book is a great read for intermediate and advanced growers. Deppe gives good strategies for how to successfully garden when health and other issues limit one’s time. She focuses on 5 main subsistence foods (corn, beans, squash, potatoes,...
Rich Spot of Earth, A
The gardens of Thomas Jefferson continue to inspire gardeners. In this beautifully annotated book, Peter Hatch, who led the restoration of the gardens at Monticello, takes us on a tour of their history, from the first artichokes and asparagus planted in 1770 through the horticultural...
Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalach
Highlights Appalachian varieties like Lazy Wife Greasy bean, Cherokee Flour corn, Case Knife bean, and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter tomato, along with the stories of the seed savers that have preserved them. For over 50 years Bill Best has been in the forefront of a movement to...
Seed To Seed: Saving Our Vegetable Heritage
2nd edition. A thorough and comprehensive book on seed saving for both new and experienced seed savers. Covers all major and minor vegetable crops, many herbs, and unusual or rare vegetable crops. Discusses pollination dynamics, methods of maintaining variety purity, seed cleaning methods,...
Seed Underground, The: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
Seed savers are stubborn and passionate people. Join Janisse Ray as she meets seed savers all over the U.S., and hear stories of heirlooms like Candy Roaster squash and Running Conch cowpea - varieties that will be lost if we fail to save and share the seeds. The author is a Georgia...
Small Scale Poultry Flock, The
Virginia grower Harvey Ussery’s excellent comprehensive guide to raising chickens and other poultry naturally. Includes topics such as raising one’s own poultry feed, grazing for soil fertility, working with heirloom breeds, and much more. Full color, great illustrations. Softcover, 416...
Small-Scale Grain Raising
An engaging introduction to grains for intermediate and advanced growers. Covers grains of all sorts (rye, wheat, barley, oats, rice, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, etc.) as well as corn and beans. We wish it included some more details and numbers, but it’s still an informative overview of...
Stella Natura: Kimberton Hills Biodynamic Agricultural Calendar
A yearly guidebook to using the cosmic rhythms in working the land to help determine the best times for planting, pruning, and harvesting. Based on ages of farming experience and observation, this guide connects astronomical events to the biological rhythms of plants. Included are 12...
Sustainable Market Farming
A practical guide for farmers or serious gardeners raising a variety of crops on a few acres. Pam is a contributing editor to Growing for Market magazine. She provides a wealth of how-to growing details, time-saving field techniques, and extensive info on variety selections with a welcome...
Sweet Sorghum: Production and Processing
[George Kuepper] A simple guide to small-scale, ecological production of pure sorghum syrup. Chapters on harvesting, milling, juicing, cooking, packaging, labeling, pricing, and more. Includes sources of supplies and equipment. Spiral bound paperback, 96 pp.
Tao of Vegetable Gardening, The
Carol’s newest book complements her previous book, The Resilient Gardener, focusing on all the vegetables she couldn’t fit into her last book. We have so many conversations that include us saying “Hey, have you read what Carol Deppe had to say about that?” We can’t wait to read her...
Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, The Timber Press Guide to
This new book by Southern Exposure’s own gardening expert Ira Wallace gives home gardeners the regionally specific information needed to succeed in our hot, humid climate. It features what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest, based on our climate, weather, and other info. The...
Weeds and What They Tell Us
3rd edition. The presence of common garden weeds provides valuable clues about your soil, your garden environment, and the kinds of conditions that favor weed growth. This book tells you how to read the weeds. Softcover, 80 pp.
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