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Organic Gardener's Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West
Lifelong gardener Jane Shellenberger brings us this comprehensive, hands-on guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region, including Colorado, parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon. The text covers soil cultivation, plant selection, water, microclimates, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-a...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Fulcrum Group
(first published February 14th 2012)
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Excellant book. This book covers everyone one would need to know about gardening in the arid western states including soil, bees, varieties, saving seed, good pests, bad pests, extending the season, etc. It also references lots of other excellant reads. Fabulous book for the beginner or intermediate gardener who wants to go organic and is interested in a productive garden.
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“There are many paths leading to a garden and many experiences awaiting those who venture in. No matter what your motive—whether to grow healthy, delicious food; spend time outdoors feeling more alive than your desk job allows; help save the planet; find relaxation, solace, or healing; meet your neighbors; get your hands in the sweet earth; or discover for yourself just how abundant and generous nature can be—a garden rarely disappoints. It’s a magnet for life in all its quirky, beautiful forms.”
“My first vegetable garden was in a hard-packed dirt driveway in Boulder, Colorado. I was living in a basement apartment there, having jumped at the chance to come out West with a friend in his Volkswagen Bug, fleeing college and inner-city Philadelphia. I was twenty, hungry for experience, and fully intending to be a ski bum in my new life. But it didn’t turn out that way.”More quotes…