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Books About Gardening And Gathering Food - Where To Get Them Online.

-- by Alan Detwiler
Gardening provides many great rewards - self sufficiency, high quality food, challenge, and an appreciation of the natural world. Those and other reasons make gardening the most popular hobby in the world. Much has been written by thousands of gardeners. Those written works make some of what they have learned available to others. Much time and effort can be saved by adopting the insights learned by the experiences of those writer/gardeners.

It is tremendously valuable to gain inspiration for a satifying interest. Such inspiration can come from reading the thoughts of others who have been compelled to grow their own food and write a book about it. So, below is a list of just over a hundred books each of which is about some aspect of growing, gathering food, or storing food. In the list, each book has a brief description after its title. A clickable link will take you to the amazon.com webpage where you can purchase the book.

Make your own decision whether a particular book is useful to you. Everybody's circumstances and attitudes are different. I suppose the list is too long to read all the descriptions. You might want to read the titles, and when you find a title that is particularly of interest, read that description. Some of the books may be available through your local library. Gardening information is also available through such websites as www.motherearthnews.com, www.organicgardening.com and www.gardening.com


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  1. Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
    Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
      Author: Eliot Coleman
      Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
      Pub. Date: October 1999
      ISBN-13: 9781890132279
      212pp
    
    Methods for growing and harvesting vegetables throughout the year including winter. Crop-protection and storage schemes. Emphasis on nutrition, taste, natural processes, and inexpensive low-tech solutions. Descriptions of unfamiliar varieties suited to winter gardening and how to grow and use them.

    Eliot Coleman teaches organic farming at the College of the Atlantic in Maine. He grows his own vegetables year-round on his farm in Harborside, Maine.



  2. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
    Author: Michael Pollan
    Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
    Pub. Date: August 2003
    ISBN-13: 9780802140111 
    258pp
    
    Man's relationship with nature. How gardening can be most economical by wisely choosing which goals to pursue and which to abandon. How gardening can be most rewarding and satisfying when practiced with the most possible consideration of our dependence and inter-relatedness with the natural world.



  3. The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
    Author: Stella Otto
    ISBN-13: 9780963452030
    Pub. Date: January 1995
    
    How to select the best site for an orchard, prepare the soil, prune to maximize production, control pests and diseases, harvest and store the fruit.




  4. Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate
    Author: Patricia Wells
    ISBN-13: 9780060752446 
    Pub. Date: April 2007
    
    Fresh from the garden and from storage. Healthful, low in fat and calories. The best-tasting, most wholesome ways of cooking with vegetables and meat - classics and innovative new dishes. Includes appetizers, soups, salads, meats, poultry, pasta, side dishes, breads, desserts, pasta, rice, beans, and grains. A chapter on pantry staples.



  5. Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach
    Author: Karl Schwenke
    ISBN-13: 9780882666426
    144pp
    Pub. Date: January 1991
    
    Organic growing methods on small farms. Buying land, starting the farming operation, selling crops, making a profit, sustainability, crop selection, and marketing. Author Karl Schwenke lives on a farm in Newbury, Vermont




  6. Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions: 1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems
    Author: Jerry F. Baker>
    ISBN-13: 9780922433766
    384pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    Using common household products and ingenuity to deal with garden problems and avoid buying specialized chemicals. Solutions for fungus, disease, insects, heavy rains, plant nutritional deficiencies, and gardening on sloped areas.




  7. The Backyard Berry Book: A Hands-on Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden
    Author: Stella Lee
    Publisher: OttoGraphics
    Pub. Date: April 1995
    ISBN-13: 9780963452061
    284pp
    
    Growing strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, and kiwi fruit. Soil nutrition and testing, plant nutrients, insect problems, and mulching.



  8. Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World
    Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World
    Author: Wendy Johnson
    Publisher: Bantam Books 
    Pub. Date: February 2008 
    ISBN-13: 9780553378030
    447pp
    
    Organic gardening methods and how a philosopical involvement in organic gardening enriches the gardener's life. Celebrates an appreciation for both cultivated and wild habitats.



  9. Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
    Editor: Pauline Pears
    ISBN-13: 9780756609320 
    416pp
    Pub. Date: February 2005
    
    Ecology-friendly gardening guide to producing beautiful flowers and healthful fruits and vegetables. Composting, xeriscaping, permaculture, non chemical pest management, non chemical weed control, soil preparation, planting, crop rotation, planning a garden, and much more. Entries on a large number of plants and their cultivation. Common and botanical names are listed. The relationship between soil health and human health.



  10. New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
    author: Eliot Coleman
    ISBN-13: 9780930031756 
    340pp
    Pub. Date: October 1995
    
    Biologically based food production for the under five acres market gardener - inspiration, good sense, and practical advice. Crop rotation, use of green manures, finding a market for organically grown produce, using greenhouses and covers to extend the growing season, scale and capital, the winter garden, soil fertility, weeds, and livestock. A chapter on organic pest management. Annotated bibliography listing sources for serious growers. An appendix of tools and supplies.



  11. Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
    Author: Whitney Cranshaw
    ISBN-13: 9780691095615 
    672pp
    Pub. Date: March 2004
    
    Common insects affecting yard and garden plants. Concise text describes most species associated with trees, shrubs, turfgrass, flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1,420 species. Full-color photos for most species. The insects are grouped by plant area affected - leafs, flowers, stems. Management techniques for the most destructive insects with photos of their life stages. For gardeners and amateur and professional entomologists.



  12. Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardner
    Editor: Deborah L. Martin
    ISBN-13: 9780878579914 
    278pp
    Pub. Date: January 1992
    
    The science of composting. In-depth, detailed coverage - materials, methods, structures, equipment, and uses. Composting to improve garden soil and dispose of grass clippings and leafs. Useful for industrial, municipal, and farm recycling. Ecologically sound solutions for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, all gardeners, farmers and community leaders. A brief discussion of large-scale composting. Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Stu Campbell and Kathleen Bond Borie) is more adapted to the individual gardener. But anyone with a high school education in science and an interest in composting will enjoy Rodale Book of Composting.



  13. Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
    Publisher: Storey Publishing 
    ISBN-10: 1580170234 
    ISBN-13: 978-1580170239
    
    An introduction on how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost, reasons to compost; how decomposition works; various methods, ingredients, and how to use the results. A list of sources of composting supplies.



  14. Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
    Author: Mike Bubel 
    ISBN-13: 9780882667034 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: January 1991
    
    Storing fruits and vegetables without electrical refridgeration. How to build a root cellar. What foods keep best and for how long. Maintaining optimal storage conditions. Useful to both rural and city residents.

    Mike Bubel gardens and root cellars in Pennsylvania.



  15. Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
    Author: Jeff Lowenfels 
    ISBN-13: 9780881927771 
    196pp
     Pub. Date: August 2006
    
    Using soil-dwelling organisms to create a nurturing environment for garden plants. Gardening without using artificial chemicals which destroys soil microbes and reduces their benefits so that even more chemicals are needed. Natural gardening methods that are more eco-friendly, sustainable, and ultimately more economical and healthful.



  16. Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners
    Author: James B. Nardi 
    ISBN-13: 9780226568522 
    Pub. Date: June 2007
    
    Three hundred color illustrations and black and white drawings illustrating the creatures living in soil - trillions of bacteria, millions of nematodes, hundreds of thousands of mites, thousands of insects and worms, hundreds of snails and slugs, and larger animals such as salamanders and shrews. Many of those creatures are strikingly unusual: red-eyed wolf spiders, 10,000 year old fungi, and snails with thousands of teeth. An introduction to soil ecosystems that maintain soil fertility by moving nutrients from minerals to living tissue and back again. How life in the soil sustains life above ground.



  17. Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener
    Author: Suzanne Ashworth 
    ISBN-13: 9781882424580 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: March 2002
    
    How to harvest, dry, and store the seeds for 160 vegetable crops. Information about each vegetable, its flower structure and means of pollination, isolation distance, the need for caging or hand-pollination.



  18. Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
    Author: Patricia Lanza
    ISBN-13: 9780875969626 
    244pp
    Pub. Date: November 1998
    
    Adding layers of compost, organic materials, leafs, and newspaper to a garden to eliminate tilling and weeding and to reduce the need to water. Gives specific instruction for the most popular vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries. The layering method reduces the most labor-intensive garden chores saving time and hard work. Includes other time and labor-saving techniques.



  19. Botany for Gardeners
    Author: Brian Capon
    ISBN-13: 9780881926552 
    239pp
    Pub. Date: February 2005
    
    The science of plants for both beginning and advanced gardeners. Include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Paperback format for easy carrying.



  20. Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden
    Author: Rhonda Massingham Hart
    ISBN-13: 9781580175852 
    208pp
    Pub. Date: February 2004
    
    How to protect a yard and garden from deer. Which commercial repellents are effective, how to make homemade deterrents, and landscape methods to repel deer such as plastic deer netting. Which plants are unlikely to be eaten by deer.



  21. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol. 1
    Author: Brad Lancaster
    ISBN-13: 9780977246403 
    200pp
    Pub. Date: January 2006
    
    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape How to design and build structures and landscape features to collect and utilize rainwater runoff from buildings and property to supply water to plants in times of draught to produce food and beautiful vegetation.



  22. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 2: Water-Harvesting Earthworks
    Author: Brad Lancaster
    336 pages 
    Publisher: Rainsource Press (July 1, 2007) 
    Language: English 
    ISBN-10: 0977246418 
    ISBN-13: 978-0977246410 
    



  23. Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields
    Author: John Jeavons
    ISBN-13: 9781580080163 
    128pp
    Pub. Date: January 1999
    
    Growing vegetables and beans without purchasing chemicals and fertilizers. Preparing the soil, composting, starting seeds, growing crops, and collecting seeds. How to calculate how many seeds and/or seedlings needed using simple to follow formulas.



  24. Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
    Author: Marc Rogers
    ISBN-13: 9780882666341 
    192pp
    Pub. Date: January 1991
    
    How to grow, harvest, and store seeds to eliminate the expense of purchasing seeds, preserve heirloom plants, trade seeds with other gardeners, and for interest and satisfaction. How to raise seeds that will produce earlier and tastier vegetables. The best flowers to grow for seed. How to pollinate, how to avoid unwanted crosses, and which plant qualities to look for.



  25. Gary Paul Nabhan's Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture and Wild Plant Conservation
    Author:
    225 pages 
    Publisher: University of Arizona Press
    Pub. date: October 1, 2002 
    ISBN-10: 0816522596 
    ISBN-13: 978-0816522590 
    
    The importance of conserving wild plants and preserving Native American peoples agricultural traditions.
    Table of contents:
    The Flowering of Diversity
    Diversity Lost: The Wet and the Dry Tropics
    Fields Infused with Wildness
    Invisible Erosion: The Rise and Fall of Native Farming
    A Spirit Earthly Enough: Locally Adapted Crops and Persistent Cultures
    New and Old Ways of Saving: Botanical Gardens, Seed Banks, Heritage Farms, and Biosphere Reserves
    Wild-Rice: The Endangered, the Sacred, and the Tamed
    The Exile and the Holy Anomaly: Wild American Sunflowers
    Lost Gourds and Spent Soils on the Shores of Okeechobee
    Drowning in a Shallow Gene Pool: The Factory Turkey
    Harvest Time: Northern Plains Agricultural Change
    Turning Foxholes into Compost Heaps, Shooting Ranges into Shelterbelts



  26. Basic Composting
    Author: Eric Eberling 
    ISBN-13: 9780811726474 
    120pp
    Pub. Date: March 2003
    
    What and what not to compost. The proper tools and techniques. Composting in rural, suburban, and urban settings. The science involved in composting. Building composting bins for the backyard. This book includes the contributions of veteran composting experts and soil scientists. The authors live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.



  27. Sprouts the Miracle Food; The Complete Guide to Sprouting
    Author: Steve Meyerowitz
    ISBN-13: 9781878736048 
    216pp
    Pub. Date: January 1999
    
    How to sprout seeds, the various methods of sprouting, the best seed varieties for each method, and what tools are needed. Sprouts provide a variety of textures and flavors. Sprouting increases the nutritional content of seeds turning them into mini vegetables with healthful enzymes and phyto-chemicals. Includes nutrition charts and seed resources.



  28. Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver
    Author: Fern Marshall Bradley 
    ISBN-13: 9781594863080 
    416pp
    Pub. Date: January 2007
    
    Non chemical solutions to garden pests, diseases, and weeds. How to control the 30 most common insect pest using biological and non- or low-toxic methods. Cultural practices for 60 vegetables and how to keep them disease free. Seed-starting, composting, weather, watering, crop rotation, fertilizing, transplanting, using beneficial insects, and season extension.



  29. The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds
    Author: Amy Goldman
    ISBN-13: 9781579652517 
    216pp
    Pub. Date: October 2004
    
    The merits of various varieties of these vegetables. Color photographs. Growing, harvesting, and seed-saving. Recipes.



  30. Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
    Author: Paul Stamets
    ISBN-13: 9780961079802 
    415pp
    Pub. Date: September 1984
    
    Mushroom growing methods for the home grower and methods for commercial growers. Details of the cultivation of 16 edible and psychoactive species and control measures for 40 genera of contaminants. 249 black and white photographs, diagrams and scanning electron micrographs. Widely used as a mycological textbook and grower's guide. Softcover.



  31. Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
    Author: David Owens 
    ISBN-13: 9780970501608 
    256pp
    Pub. Date: December 2000
    
    How to grow organic foods in desert climates. Watering, design, tools, schedules, fertilizing, companion planting, and soils. Covers vegetables, fruits and nuts. Controlling pests organically. When to plant; shading; and how to fertilize. Controlling insects.



  32. Mike McGrath's Book of Compost
    Author: Mike McGrathISBN-13: 9781402733987 
    120pp
    Pub. Date: August 2006
    
    The science of composting, how compost improves soil structure, how it feeds plants, how it prevents plant diseases more effectively than commercial chemicals, and how to make compost.



  33. Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden
    Author: Lewis Hill 
    ISBN-13: 9780882667638 
    280pp
    Pub. Date: January 1992
    
    What fruit to grow and where. Recommendations for selecting cultivars. Planting. Fertilizing and improving the soil. Pruning, thinning. Controling pests and diseases. Harvesting, preserving, and storage. Lewis Hill lives in Greensboro.



  34. Home Gardener's Problem Solver: Symptoms and Solutions for More than 1,500 Garden Pests and Plant Ailments
    Author: Denny Schrock
    ISBN-13: 9780897215046 
    624pp
    Pub. Date: January 2004
    
    Arranged by plant type. Color photos and analysis to diagnose each plant problem. Maps show North America locations where problems are likely to occur. Chemical and nonchemical solutions.



  35. The New Seed-Starters Handbook
    Author: Nancy W. Bubel
    ISBN-13: 9780878577521 
    385pp
    Pub. Date: February 1988
    
    Starting seeds indoors, moving plants outdoors, and saving seeds. The best growing media, solutions to problems, sources of seeds and supplies. 200 vegetables, fruits, flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs--with details on how to start each from seed.



  36. Truth about Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't and Why
    Author: Jeff Gillman
    ISBN-13: 9780881927481 
    212pp
    Pub. Date: March 2006
    
    More than 100 common and uncommon gardening practices - which ones work, and why, and which ones don't. Fertilizers, soil amendments, biostimulants, pesticides, protectants. Scientific literature and original experiments are used to make evaluations. Advocates that all gardeners experiment, test, and know why each thing they do is necessary. Jeff Gillman lives in Minnesota.



  37. This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader
    Author: Joan Dye Gussow
    ISBN-13: 9781890132941 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: May 2001
    
    Part memoir, part gardening manual, that discusses the joys and challenges of growing organic produce in a suburban New York garden. Establishing a garden, making compost, growing fruits and vegetables in a northern climate. A few recipes using garden produce. Advocates the need to reduce environmental damages by what we eat, growing some of our own food, and other personal choices.



  38. Desert Gardening
    Author: George Brookbank
    ISBN-13: 9781555610029 
    288pp
    Pub. Date: July 1988
    
    Gardening in dry, hot deserts such as Arizona, California's Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys, and lower parts of New Mexico and Nevada.



  39. Food Not Lawns: How To Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community
    Author: Heather C. Flores 
    ISBN-13: 9781933392073 
    334pp
    Pub. Date: October 2006
    
    Building fertile soil, increasing biodiversity, and establishing natural habitat in rural and suburban properties. Advocates resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community in all of ones endeavors. The book promotes an activist philosophy of re-establishing environment well-being by such things as restoring natural habitat to intersections and medians, removing refridgeration from the kitchen, and growing much of your own food. The identification of garden sites, planning and design, the water cycle and water conservation, soils and composting, plants varieties, how to save seed, and community involvement.



  40. The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
    Author: Andrew Kimbrell
    ISBN-13: 9781559639446 
    369pp
    Pub. Date: May 2002
    
    How commercial agriculture damages the environment and harms people. Advocates using organic and environmentally less harmful, and healthier, food production methods.



  41. Sproutman's Kitchen Garden Cookbook: 250 Flourless, Dairyless, Low Temperature, Low Fat, Low Salt, Living Food Vegetarian Recipes
    Author: Steve Meyerowitz
    ISBN-13: 9781878736864 
    336pp
    Pub. Date: January 1999
    
    Sprouting nuts, vegetable seeds, grains and beans and recipes to use them for breads, cookies, crackers, soups, dressings, dips, spreads, sautés, drinks, frozen deserts, and pizza. Dehydrating, juicing, alternatives to dairy, raw foods, and smart vegetarianism. Seed resources.



  42. Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
    Author: Lee Reich
    ISBN-13: 9780881926231 
    308pp
    
    Pub. Date: May 2004
    
    Guide to uncommon fruits and berries for the gardener eager to increase variety in their reportiore of menu choices. Cold-hardy and pest- and disease-resistant varieties such as jujube, juneberry, maypop, and shipova.



  43. Mini Farming for Self Sufficiency
    Author: Brett Markham
    ISBN-13: 9780615134581 
    148pp
    Pub. Date: December 2006
    
    Growing your own food on 1/4 acre land: buying seeds, saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, maintaining soil fertility, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, planning. Raising backyard chickens, canning, and keeping costs down.



  44. Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener's Guide to over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles
    Author: Eric Toensmeier
    ISBN-13: 9781931498401 
    241pp
    Pub. Date: May 2007
    
    Growing perennial vegetables for less less work than annuals - no annual tilling and potting and planting. Includes such crops as ground cherry, ramps, and wolfberry (goji berries). How to raise, tend, harvest, and cook perenial plants. 100 species. Color photographs. Resources.



  45. Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden: Creative Gardening for the Adventurous Cook
    Author: David Hirsch 
    ISBN-13: 9781580086660 
    Pub. Date: April 2005
    
    The pleasures of growing and cooking. Growing, harvesting, and cooking with 75 vegetables and herbs. 80 recipes. Mail order and Internet source guides, bibliography, and USDA zone map. Garden design plans, general gardening techniques, brief seed-starting instructions, and insect control.



  46. Organic Salad Garden
    Joy Larkcom
    ISBN-13: 9780711222045 
    168pp
    Pub. Date: March 2005
    
    Includes oriental and fruiting vegetables and ornamental gardening, site preparation, harvesting, advice on the best varieties for growing and for flavour, descriptions of all the main salad vegetables and lesser-known ones such as oriental brassicas. Includes herbs, wild plants and flowers. How to plan a salad garden for maximum yields in a small space and how to have year-round use.



  47. Cold Climate Gardening: How to Extend Your Growing Season by at Least 30 Days
    Author: Lewis Hill
    ISBN-13: 9780882664415 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: January 1987
    
    How to grow food and how to landscape in northern Vermont and other short growing season areas. How to warm up the soil earlier in the season, finding varieties appropriate to your area, and extending the growing season in any area that has a winter. Lewis Hills lives in Greensboro, Vermont.



  48. Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook
    Joy Larkcom 
    ISBN-13: 9781568360171 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: April 1994
    
    Growing and using Chinese and Japanese vegetables. 50 simple recipes. Bibliography, index, glossary, and seed-outlet listings. Full-color photographs. 100 varieties are listed with information on scientific and Oriental names, general background, cultivation requirements, and use in the kitchen. Gardening techniques, such as `cut and come again' methods and protected cropping. Joy Larkcom is a gardener in the United Kingdom.



  49. Soil, Grass and Cancer
    Author: Andre Voisin
    ISBN-13: 9780911311648 
    370pp
    Pub. Date: January 2000
    
    How soil chemistry and biology effect human health. Advocates that agricultural scientists, farmers, dietitians, and consumers be informed and adopt practices which may lessen human diseases.



  50. Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
    Author: Elizabeth Henderson 
    ISBN-13: 9781933392103 
    303pp
    Pub. Date: November 2007
    
    Community supported agriculture is a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers. Consumers pay in advance-at the beginning of the growing season, when farmers need financing. Consumers get fresher, healthier produce throughout the season from local sources. Making community supported agriculture both economically viable and desired by consumers.



  51. Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation
    Author: Lynn Coulter
    ISBN-13: 9780807830116 
    328pp
    Pub. Date: June 2006
    
    Heirloom seeds are passed from from one generation to the next. They are sometimes better adapted to local conditions than commercial varieties and they may have better flavor. Finding, sharing, and propagating seeds of heirloom flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Describes fifty species, most will grow throughout the US, a few are for only warmer climates. Seed sources, recommended varieties, and growing practices. Edible and ornamental plants. Facts about common plants and their uses, soil, and temperature requirements, sowing, germination requirements, harvesting, and how to save seeds.



  52. Weaver's Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
    Author: Rita Buchanan 
    ISBN-13: 9780486407128 
    240pp
    
    Pub. Date: May 1999
    
    Dyeing fibers and fabrics, soap plants for cleaning textiles, fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics; planning and creating a garden of cotton, flax, and indigo. Plant materials to use as tools. Glossary, pronunciation guide. For weavers, gardeners, textile artists, and craftspeople.



  53. How to Get Your Lawn & Garden Off Drugs: A Basic Guide to Pesticide-Free Gardening in North America
    Author: Carole Rubin
    ISBN-13: 9781550173208 
    128pp
     Pub. Date: March 2003
    
    A guide for gardeners and homeowners to lawn and garden practices that are least harmful to the environment.



  54. Squirrel Wars: Backyard Wildlife Battles and how to Win Them
    Author: George H. Harrison
    ISBN-13: 9781572232983 
    160pp
    Pub. Date: February 2006
    
    The problems caused by wildlife living on or passing through your property and how to prevent or otherwise deal with those problems. How to keep squirrels from eating bird food, keep rabbits from damaging a garden, what to do about raccoons in chimneys, and coping with other such wildlife problems.



  55. Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs
    Author: Nancy Chioffi
    ISBN-13: 9780882666501 
    208pp
     Pub. Date: January 1991
    
    Preserving and storing fruits and vegetables. How to can, freeze, dry, cure, pickle, and make jams and jellies. Recipes for pickled vegetables and sauerkraut.



  56. Hobby Farming: A Collection of Articles for the Novice Farmer
    Author: Don De Beyer ISBN-13: 9780595201549 101pp Pub. Date: October 2001 Hobby farming is a rewarding experience for the whole family. Whether you already have a small farm or are considering a purchase, this book is an essential addition to your farming library.



  57. The Year I Ate My Yard: Essays for the Vegetable Gardener
    Author: Tony Kienitz
    ISBN-13: 9780975286906 
    170pp
    Pub. Date: January 2005
    
    The importance of a healthy diet and how to choose more nutritious and healthful food. How to grow vegetables without artificial fertilizers and pesticides.



  58. Edible Forest Gardens: Volume 1: Ecological Vision and Theory for Temperate-Climate Permaculture
    Author: Dave Jacke 
    ISBN-13: 9781931498791 
    378pp
    Pub. Date: August 2005
    
    The first volume of a two volume set. Discusses the factors influencing the production of food from trees growing in a forest-like environment. About the Authors: Dave Jacke is a permaculture teacher and designer living in Keene, New Hampshire. Eric Toensmeier is a plant researcher, agricultural educator, and permaculturist who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.



  59. Edible Forest Gardens Two-Volume Set
    Author: Dave Jacke
    ISBN-13: 9781890132606 
    970pp
    Pub. Date: November 2005
    
    Establishing and maintaining a forest ecology in temperate climates for a sustainable food supply produced with minimum damage to the environment and minimum depletion of resources. Volume I explains the basic ecological principles. Volume II is design, implimentation, and maintainance of a forest garden. The best species. Dave Jacke is the owner of Dynamics Ecological Design Associates and a permaculture teacher and designer. He lives in Keene, New Hampshire. Eric Toensmeier is a plant researcher, agricultural educator, and permaculturist who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.



  60. Biodynamic Farm: Agriculture in Service of the Earth and Humanity
    Author: Herbert H. Koepf
    ISBN:9780880101721
    250pp
    Pub. Date: May 1989
    
    Biodynamics are farming methods that protect and improve the soil, improve food quality, and preserve the earth's environment. It is an alternative to current farming practices that erode topsoil, produce poor food quality, deplete natural resource, and pollute water. Provides research data to support claims. For farmers and gardeners. Animal feeding, crop rotation, diseases, pests, and fertilizing. Herbert Koepf is the head of the School of Biodynamics and Earth Sciences at Emerson College in England.



  61. Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape
    Author: Robert A. Hart
    ISBN-13: 9780930031848 
    256pp
    Pub. Date: September 1996
    
    Using fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables in a forest-like environment, appropriate for the temperate areas of North America. The garden can be half an acre or less and, after being established, is low maintainance. Includes history, philosophy, anthropology, and gardening practices, encouraging songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Describes individual and community projects, agroforestry, permaculture, the environment, and diet.



  62. Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last ManuscriptWild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
    Author: Henry David Thoreau
    ISBN-13: 9780393321159 
    352pp
    Pub. Date: February 2001
    
    A vision of nature and essay about plants, fruits, nuts, sassafras, skunk cabbage, strawberries, cranberries, juniper berries, huckleberries, and pine. Thoreau protests the destruction of natural landscapes and describes the importance of preserving wild spaces for instruction and recreation. Science, philosophical commentary, speculation, and wit.



  63. Kitchen Garden: A to Z: Growing, Harvesting, Buying, Storing
    Author: Mike McGrath
    ISBN-13: 9780810955806 
    160pp
    Pub. Date: October 2004
    
    How to grow, harvest, and store vegetables and fruit. Gardening techniques, tools and equipment, starting seeds, care requirements, and harvesting. Selecting and buying produce. Mike McGrath lives in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.



  64. Mushrooming Without Fear: An Illustrated Guide to Identifying and Collecting the Best Edible Mushrooms
    Author: Alexander Schwab 
    ISBN-13: 9781602391604 
    128pp
    Pub. Date: October 2007
    
    Collecting wild mushrooms that are safe and delicious. Each recommended type is identified with color photographs, identification characteristics, gathering season, handling, storage, cooking, and recipes.



  65. Easy Garden Projects to Make, Build, and Grow: 200 Do-It-Yourself Ideas to Help You Grow Your Best Garden Ever
    Editor: Yankee Magazine
    ISBN-13: 9780899094007 
    352pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    Build-it-yourself projects that save time, solve problems, and produce results. Making compost, planting seeds, starting seedlings, controlling weeds, mulching, trellising, attracting wildlife, watering, and ornamentation. Projects use low cost materials or household discards. BARBARA PLEASANT currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina.



  66. 50 Ways to Kill a Slug: Serious and Silly Ways to Kill or Outwit the Garden's Number One Enemy
    Author: Sarah Ford 
    ISBN-13: 9780600608585 
    96pp
    Pub. Date: September 2003
    
    50 practical, organic, natural, chemical, humane, and/or humorous methods for keeping slugs from destroying garden plants. What you need to know about slugs to keep them under control.



  67. Sprout Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide To Gourmet Sprouts: Includes Broccoli Sprouts
    Author: Mark M. Braunstein
    ISBN-13: 9781570670732 
    143pp
    Pub. Date: January 1999
    
    How to grow sprouts at home, the best growing technique for each variety, research findings, sources for sprouting equipment and seeds, and recipes.



  68. Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto
    Author: David Tracey 
    ISBN-13: 9780865715837 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: April 2007
    
    A movement to transform abandoned lots and other unused urban spaces into beautiful, vegetated, ecology-improving eco systems. Random acts of gardening that target vacant lots, railway land, public squares, and back alleys. A not-quite-legal appeal to green, beautify, and improve the environmental impact of urban areas. Advice on obtaining cheap plants and seeds, dealing with officials, plants that encourage wildlife, and when to get permission. David Tracey is a journalist and environmental designer in Vancouver.



  69. The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers
    Author: Joe Smillie
    ISBN-13: 9781890132316 
    160pp
    Pub. Date: June 1999
    
    Soil evaluation and management using organic techniques. Organic certification. Includes resources. First published in 1983 (Extension Service, U. of Vermont).



  70. Seeds: Time Capsules of Life
    Author: Rob Kesseler
    ISBN-13: 9781554072217 
    264pp
    Pub. Date: September 2006
    
    Includes photographs, illustrations and electron microscopy images. Art and science examining the design, function, and diversity of seeds. Special light and scanning electron microscopy are used to obtain outstanding images of pods, pouches, keys, nuts and other forms of seeds. Cutaway images of large seeds. Explanations of the formation and maturation of seeds and how they are dispersed and grow.



  71. Grow Super Salad Greens
    ISBN-13: 9780882662855 
    32pp
    Pub. Date: January 1981
    
    How to use succession planting and intercropping to grow a variety of greens in a small space. What greens to grow. How to extend the growing season. A 32 page PDF E-Booklet available for immediate download from www.simpleliving.net/main/item.asp?itemid=843 for $4 Same price at target.com $4 At amazon, after shipping, cost is 6.40 for a paper version Nancy Bubel has been gardening and root cellaring in Philadelphia, in small towns, and on their one acre non-working farm in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.



  72. This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm
    Author: Scott Chaskey
    ISBN-13: 9780143037064 
    224pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    Descriptions of work done on a small farm - planting, fertizing, composting, weeding, harvesting. Comments on the various crops grown on a community supported farm in New York's Long Island. Members harvest their own produce and share financial risks. Observations about land stewardship, producing higher quality food using organic methods, and the satisfaction and challenges of operating a small farm. Publishers Weekly



  73. Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating
    Author: Jane Goodall
    ISBN-13: 9780446533621 
    320pp
     Pub. Date: November 2005
    
    What is harmful and disturbing about corporate farming: depletion of resources, negative environmental impacts, dependence on fewer and fewer food crops so that failure of a particular crop produces greater and greater consequences, inhumanity to animals, and the safety of genetically modified foods. How choosing what food you eat affects your health and the environment. How to make better choices to bring about positive changes and to making eating spiritually fullfilling and more enjoyable. Resources and links for more information.



  74. -Klett/e/9780863155420/> Principles of Biodynamic Spray and Compost Preparations
    Author: Manfred Klett
    ISBN-13: 9780863155420 
    110pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    The basic principles of biodynamic gardening and the biodynamic philosophy behind these techniques. Biodynamics stress the importance of self sufficiency, conservation of resources, best environmental practices, and human health and well being.



  75. Dandelion: Celebrating the Magical Blossom
    Author: Amy S. Wilensky
    ISBN-13: 9781571780935 
    48pp
    Pub. Date: May 2000
    
    The uses of dandelion as a food. How to make wine, health elixirs, a coffee-like drink, and the traditional greens made with bacon and egg. Dandelion has large amounts of vitamin A and C. Instructions for making dandelion chains, paper and hair rinse.



  76. Watering Systems for Lawn and Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
    Author: R Dodge Woodson 
    ISBN-13: 9780882669069 
    144pp
    Pub. Date: January 1996
    
    Overhead, surface, and underground irrigation equipment for small-scale irrigation systems.



  77. 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden
    Author: Jack Staub
    ISBN-13: 9781586852504 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: March 2005
    
    Fruits and vegetables not in the local supermarket, including the Green Zebra Tomato, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, True Lemon Cucumber, and Turkish Orange Eggplant. Includes history of the plants and culinary advice.



  78. The Farmer's Wife Guide to Fabulous Fruits and Berries: Growing, Storing, Freezing, and Cooking Your Own
    Author: Barbara Doyen
    ISBN-13: 9780871319753 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: July 2002
    
    How to grow and use elderberries, mulberries, kiwi and more usual fruit. Growing and caring for fruit trees and vines, preserving fruit, and recipes. Stories and comments about life on an Iowa farm.



  79. Wild Edible Fruits and Berries
    Author: Marjorie Furlong
    ISBN-13: 9780879610326 
    64pp
    Pub. Date: December 1974
    
    Full-color photographs and detailed descriptions for 42 wild edible fruits and berries. Useful throughout the U.S. and Canada. Includes recipes.



  80. The Oxford Book of Health Foods
    Author: J. G. Vaughan 
    ISBN-13: 9780198504597 
    188pp
    Pub. Date: July 2003
    
    100 foods that contribute to good health. Each food's origin, culinary uses, nutritional value, and the scientific evidence for its health benefits. Includes herbs, dietary supplements, vitamins, nuts, cereals, and other foods commonly characterized as health food. Presents the current, basic principles of good nutrition.



  81. Living Soil: Fundamentals of Soil Science and Soil Biology
    Author: Jean-Michel Gobat
    ISBN-13: 9781578082100 
    602pp
    Pub. Date: June 2004
    
    Organisms living in the soil system and how they affect the functioning of the soil. Composting, soil bioremediation, ecological niches, food webs, enzymology, and the symbioses in soil. General soil science and soil biology. Suitable as a manual to farmers and gardeners. Also is a reference work for students, teachers, and researchers.



  82. Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook
    Author: Joy Larkcom 
    ISBN-13: 9781568363707 
    232pp
    Pub. Date: April 2008
    
    100 varieties of Chinese and Japanese vegetables - their cultivation requirements and how to use them in the kitchen. 50 recipes. Larkcom lives and gardens in Britian.



  83. The Green Gardener: Working with Nature, Not against It
    Author: Brenda Little
    ISBN-13: 9781933317809 
    144pp
    Pub. Date: April 2007
    
    How to use green, organic techniques to increase the beauty and productivity of a garden. Improving the soil, saving water, mulching; how to cope with birds, rodents, and insect pests; attracting beneficial insects; using sprays and traps; and controlling diseases.



  84. Ecology for Gardeners
    Author: Steven B. Carroll
    ISBN-13: 9780881926118 
    420pp 
    Pub. Date: May 2004
    
    How the insects, plants, and other organisms in a garden interact with each other. Predator/prey relationships; how one population affects another; how plants respond to insects pest, parasites, and other large and small organisms. How knowing about garden ecology makes gardening more productive.



  85. A Guide to Happy Family Gardening: A Little Help to Get Started Gardening with Kids
    Author: Tammerie Spires
    ISBN-13: 9781561482856 
    96pp
    Pub. Date: May 1999
    
    The five principle for enjoying gardening
    1. Use extra spacing between plants.
    2. Discard nothing, everything can be used to achieve a desirable result.
    3. Make enjoyment of gardening a priority!
    4. Getting dirty is part of gardening, why let that bother you?
    5. Choose what to eat according to what's ready in the garden.
    Planning, soil preparation, planting, tending, and harvesting a garden and using its produce with a few recipes. Lists of magazines, catalogs, and web sites about gardening with kids. Tammerie is a seven-year resident of Richardson, Texas.



  86. Tiny Game Hunting - Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden
    Author: Hilary Dole Klein
    ISBN-13: 9780520221079 
    280pp
    Pub. Date: June 2001
    
    Two hundred ways to control household and garden pests without using toxic pesticides. Hilary Dole Klein is a writer living in Santa Barbara



  87. Growing Food in the High Desert Country
    Author: Julie Behrend Weinberg 
    ISBN-13: 9780865340664 
    96pp
    Pub. Date: December 1985
    
    Mostly about growing vegetables in a dry land. Describes fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. Controlling common garden pests without commercial pesticides.



  88. Gardener's Guide to Frost
    Author: Philip Harnden
    ISBN-13: 9781572235762 
    128pp
    Pub. Date: March 2003
    
    Protecting garden plants from frost damage, a chart listing the frost tolerance of common garden vegetables, ways to garden past fall frosts and into winter, appreciating the lessening of garden activities that cold weather eventually enforces.



  89. The Rocky Mountain Berry Book
    Author: Bob Krumm
    ISBN-13: 9781560440406 
    176pp
    Pub. Date: January 1991
    
    How to find, harvest and prepare berries in the Rocky Mountains.



  90. Sprouts
    Author: Kathleen O'Bannon
    ISBN-13: 9781553120261 
    64pp 
    Pub. Date: April 2002
    
    How to grow sprouts, the nutritional values of sprouted seeds, and recipes.



  91. Native Harvest: Authentic Southwestern Gardening
    Author: Kevin Dahl 
    ISBN-13: 9781583690604 
    64pp
    Pub. Date: January 2006
    



  92. The Great Vegetable Plot
    Author: Sarah Raven
    ISBN-13: 9780563488170 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: October 2005
    
    How to choose which vegetables to grow in your garden that are most likely to be most rewarding. Planning and caring for the garden, the enjoyment of planting, growing, and eating vegetables produced by your efforts.



  93. Herbs: From Cultivation to Cooking
    Author: Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati
    ISBN-13: 9781565545335 
    244pp
    Pub. Date: December 
    
    Adding new flavors to your food. 400 recipes. How to grow herbs, both indoors and outdoors. Cultivation, propagation, and preservation, and decorating with herbs.



  94. Taste Life!: The Organic Choice
    Author: David Richard 
    ISBN-13: 9781890612085 
    222pp
    Pub. Date: September 1998
    
    Discusses the advantages of envoironmentally friendly agriculture, and why organic food is healthier. Presents the thoughts of many of the past and current authorities of the environmental and organic movements.



  95. Growing Unusual Vegetables: Weird and Wonderful Vegetables and how to Grow Them
    Author: Simon Hickmott
    ISBN-13: 9781899233113 
    266pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    Instructions for growing ninety unusual plants, including greens, roots, fruits, seeds, and grains. About the Author: Simon Hickmott from Somerset, England, is a plantsman with an international reputation, a seed saver, and the former proprietor of Future Foods, a company that specialized in rare and unusual plants.



  96. Southern Gardener and Receipt Book
    Author: Phineas Thornton
    ISBN-13: 9781557091918 
    408pp
    Pub. Date: August 2006
    
    First published in 1845. Gardening, recipes, preserving fruits, and curing diseases.



  97. Fresh from the Garden Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Northwest Kitchen Gardens
    Author: Ann Lovejoy
    ISBN-13: 9781570614279 
    206pp
    Pub. Date: January 2005
    
    Selecting varieties to grow, how to grow them using organic techniques, and recipes to enjoy your garden's produce.



  98. From the Garden to the Table: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Your Own Food
    author: Monty Don 
    ISBN-13: 9781585746286 
    224pp
    Pub. Date: April 2003
    
    Describes a family's efforts to grow and eat their own fruit, vegetables, and herbs. How to grow your family's food - for maximum enjoyment and satisfaction.



  99. Berries
    Author: Roger Yepsen 
    ISBN-13: 9780393060317 
    160pp
    Pub. Date: June 2006
    
    Finding wild berries, growing your own, storing the harvest, about 100 recipes. Includes common and uncommon types. 60 color illustrations. Table of Contents
    Ch. 1 Perishable and precious 7
    Ch. 2 Blackberries 41
    Ch. 3 Black currants 51
    Ch. 4 Blueberries 61
    Ch. 5 Checkerberries and snowberries 75
    Ch. 6 Cranberries and lingonberries 79
    Ch. 7 Elderberries 89
    Ch. 8 Gooseberries 97
    Ch. 9 Raspberries 103
    Ch. 10 Red currants 123
    Ch. 11 Rose hips 131
    Ch. 12 Strawberries 135
    Ch. 13 Mulberries 151
    Ch. 14 Juniper berries 153



  100. Requiem for a Lawnmower: Gardening in a Warmer, Drier World
    Author: Sally Wasowski
    ISBN-13: 9781589790636 
    240pp
    Pub. Date: April 2004
    
    Advocates and describes taking action to lessen, prepare for, and deal with climate change.



  101. Practical Science for Gardeners
    Author: Mary Pratt
    ISBN-13: 9780881927184 
    175pp 
    Pub. Date: August 2005
    
    Plant and soil chemistry and structure, plant anatomy, genetics, seeds and germination, insect pests, plant diseases, some horticultural how-to advice, biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, and nomenclature. Similar appealing books are Mia Amato's The Garden Explored and Jim Conrad's Discover Nature in the Garden: Things To Know and Things To Do.



  102. Handbook of Edible Weeds: Herbal Reference Library
    Author: James A. Duke
    ISBN-13: 9780849329463 
    256pp 
    Pub. Date: November 2000
    
    Descriptions and illustrations of 100 edible weeds of the eastern United States. Common and scietific names given, geographic distribution, habitat, phenology, cautionary notes, edibility, and medicinal uses.



  103. The Book of Edible Nuts
    Author: Frederic Jr. Rosengarten
    ISBN-13: 9780486434995 
    416pp
    Pub. Date: June 2004
    
    12 common and 30 less common edible nuts and their history, varieties, cultivation, processing, economics, politics, products, recipes and home storage.



  104. Gardener's Guide to Common-Sense Pest Control
    Author: William Olkowski
    ISBN-13: 9781561581498 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: February 1996
    
    Environmentally safe control of garden insects, pathogens, varmits, and weeds. Uses low-toxicity methods on lawns, gardens, and trees, to avoid the health risks of toxic chemicals. Points out practices that do not help.



  105. Success with Organic Fruit
    Author: Yvonne Cuthbertson
    ISBN-13: 9781861084835 
    160pp
    Pub. Date: March 2007
    
    Growing your own fruit so it will be pesticide-free, which varities to choose, what needs to be done, harvesting, and storing the harvest.



  106. From Basil to Thyme: Culinary Endeavors From the Garden to the Kitchen
    Author: Tim Haas
    ISBN-13: 9781932783117 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: December 2004
    
    How to grow herbs, their health benefits, recipes to use them in cooking, and advice on modifying or creating recipes.



  107. 21st-Century Smallholder
    Author: Paul Waddington
    ISBN-13: 9781903919699 
    224pp
    Pub. Date: April 2006
    
    Growing your own food and living sustainably.



  108. Tool Book: A Compendium of over 500 Tools for the Well-Tended Garden
    Author: William Bryant Logan
    ISBN-13: 9780761121367 
    320pp
    Pub. Date: September 2000
    
    Information intensive and enjoyable to read. How to use tools, choosing tools and how tools evolved. Tools covered include shovels, spades, trowels, hoes, weeders, hand pruners, saws, knives, axes, hooks, watering cans, rakes, riddles, brooms, wheel barrows, shears, and scoops.



  109. Plants in Human Nutrition
    Author: Artemis P. Simopoulos
    ISBN-13: 9783805561013 
    Pub. Date: February 1995
    Series: World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics Series 
    160 pp
    
    The protective factors found in food that discourage diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Which plants are high in: omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins, fiber, glutathione, and protein. Which of these plants grow well in arid climates. Technically oriented.



  110. Rosalind Creasy's Recipes from the Garden: 200 Exciting Recipes from the Author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping
    Author: Rosalind Creasy
    ISBN-13: 9780804837682 
    Pub. Date: May 2008
    208 pp
    
    Recipes using your garden's produce, eclectic, some unusual, some more mainstream.



  111. Dig This!: Landscaping Without a Backhoe or a Big Budget for Northern California and Beyond
    Author: Kate Anchordoguy 
    ISBN-13: 9781570613388 
    Pub. Date: February 2003
    227pp
    
    Creating a plan, moving earth, planting, mulching, building a watering system, working efficiently, and buying materials.



  112. Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers: Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity
    Author: Virginia D. Nazarea
    ISBN-13: 9780816524358 
    193 pp
    Pub. Date: June 2005
    
    Why perpetuating rare, heirloom plants is valuable, the culture of seedsavers, and why that culture persists. The produce of modern agriculture is becoming less diverse and more dependent on the success of fewer and fewer plant varieties and so more vulnerable. The biodiversity preserved by seedsavers is an important resource for countering the dangerous and culturally depleting loss of diversity.



  113. Small Fruits in the Home Garden
    Author: Robert E. Gough
    ISBN-13: 9781560220541 
    Pub. Date: January 1997
    272 pp
    
    Growing and harvesting fruits that for some reason are unsuitable for retail distribution, having access to fruit that is most delectable instead of most marketable - havested when flavor is maximum instead of being harvested when it is most durable to the vagracies of shipping and retail display.



  114. Success with Water-Saving Gardens
    Author: Graham Clarke
    ISBN-13: 9781861084842 
    Pub. Date: March 2008
    159 pp
    
    Planning and designing gardens optimized for drought and low watering requirements. Choosing which plants do well with less water, efficient use of added water for container and kitchen gardens, and improving soil fertility. For both ornamental and culinary gardens.



  115. Pests: How to Control Them on Fruit and Vegetables
    Author: Pauline Pears
    ISBN-13: 9781844481569 
    48 pp
    Pub. Date: May 2006
    
    How to control pests using crop rotation, soil improvement, attracting beneficial insects, and other methods that maintain a safe and natural environment. Identifying both destructive and helpful insects with color photographs, diagrams, and charts.



  116. Herb Garden Cookbook: The Complete Gardening and Gourmet Guide
    Author: Lucinda Hutson
    ISBN-13: 9780292702226 
    256 pp 
    Pub. Date: August 2003
    
    Recipes and growing how-to for herbs Table of Contents
    Acknowledgments
    List Of Recipes
    Herbal Intrigue
    Cooking Tips
    List Of Recipes
    Arugula
    Gary's Spring Greens Salad
    Emerald Arugula Pesto
    Sesame Crusted Fish in Arugula Wrappers
    Basil
    Garden Pesto
    Luscious Lemon Basil Pesto
    Purple Pesto
    Basil Cheese Torta with Red Bell Pepper Strips
    City Grill's Gulf Redfish with Spicy Szechuan Sauce
    Panzanella: Tuscan Bread Salad
    Balkan Basil and Tomato Sauce
    Lemony Rice with Toasted Almonds
    Chives
    Boursin with Fresh Herbs
    Castle Hill's Roasted Garlic, Chive, and Goat Cheese Flan
    Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Chives and Fresh Herbs
    Cilantro
    Cilantro Seasoned Potatoes with Garlic Lime Butter
    Queso Fundido
    Sweet Potato Relish with Fresh Cilantro
    Fettucine Martini
    Fajitas in Cilantro, Citrus, and Tequila Marinade
    Hot Mulled Spice Mix
    Dill
    Bougainvillea Beet Soup
    Grandmother's Cucumber Salad
    Dilly Potato Salad
    Cool Cucumber and Dilled Artichoke Salsa
    Festive Layered Salmon and Dilled Cheese Torta
    Creamy Dill and Mustard Sauce
    Epazote
    Crab Cushions with Epazote
    Golden Corn Soup with Roasted Pepper Strips and Epazote
    Pollo con Epazote
    Frijoles Negros en Olla
    Refritos
    Fennel
    Portuguese White Bean and Fennel Soup with Sausage
    Fennel, Artichoke Heart, andSun-Dried Tomato Medley
    Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Fresh Fennel
    Fennel-Mustard Sauce
    Fiesta Fish
    Lemon Balm
    Valentino
    Herb Garden Punch
    Lemon Verbena
    Garden Sangría
    Lemon Verbena Flan
    Lovely Lemon Verbena Poundcake
    Marjoram
    Calabacitas
    Tricolor Roasted Peppers in Garlic Vinaigrette
    Pork Tenderloin Medallions
    A Dilly of a Carrot Soup
    Mexican Mint Marigold
    Tomatoes Rellenos
    Mexican Mint Marigold Vinaigrette
    Mustard and Mint Marigold Chicken
    Grilled Catfish with Smoked Peppers
    Spicy Apple Crisp with Mint Marigold and Brandied Crème
    Mint
    Tortilla Soup from Pátzcuaro
    Ensalada Favorita
    Grandma's Summer Mint Sauce
    Tabbouleh
    David Lord's Mint Juleps
    Sangria Sorbet
    Oregano
    Oregano Pesto
    Oregano Pesto Torta with Roasted Chile Strips
    Pollo Picado
    Greek Salad
    Ojos Negros: Tex-Mex (Black-Eyed Pea) Caviar
    Parsley
    Herb Spiral Bread
    Garden Dip
    Chimichurri
    Rosemary
    Garlicky Rosemary Shrimp New Orleans Style
    Pommes Peabody
    Texas Goat Cheese Tart
    Butterflied Leg of Lamb Laced with Garden Herbs
    Rosemary Muffins with Goat Cheese
    Gingered Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade
    Sage
    Festive Sage Cheeseball
    Apple Stuffed Pork Chops in Texas Cider Sage Mustard Marinade
    Tricolor Pepper Pasta with Garden Sage
    Skillet Sage and Peppered Cornbread
    Salad Burnet
    Salad Burnet Sandwiches
    Grilled Salmon with Salad Burnet/Shallot Creme Fraîche
    Gin and Tonic with Salad Burnet Sprigs
    Savory
    Savory Green Bean Salad
    Savory Cheese Biscuits
    Stifátho
    Sorrel
    French Sorrel Soup
    Spicy Shrimp and Sorrel Salad
    Sorrel-Wrapped Salmon with Lemony Beurre Blanc
    Thyme
    Poor Man's Butter
    Sopa de Ajo
    Mardi Gras Montrachet
    Thyme Roasted Chicken with Baby Leeks
    Grilled Spring Chicken
    Mexican Herbs
    Quesitos
    Mexican May Wine
    Pescado con Hoja Santa
    Miguel's Escabeche de Verduras
    Tequila Margarita Cheeseball
    Southeast Asian Herbs
    Spicy Hot and Sour Shrimp Salad
    Thai Hot and Sour Soup
    Vietnamese Spring Rolls
    Hoisin Sauce with Peanuts
    High Thai Pesto
    Thai Mango Sorbet
    Herb Butters
    Sweet Herb Butte
    r Ancho Oregano Pecan Butter
    Basil Garlic Parmesan Butter
    Spicy Cilantro Butter
    Dilly Butter
    Fabulous Fennel Butter
    Elegant Lemon Balm Butter
    Luscious Lemon Basil Butter
    Mexican Mint Marigold Butter
    Fresh Mint Butter
    Tequila Oregano Butter
    Regal Rosemary Butter
    Savory Sage Butter
    Green Sorrel Butter
    Herb Vinegars
    Dark Opal Basil Vinegar
    Basil Chile Garlic Vinegar
    Gingered Thai Vinegar
    Chive Vinegar
    Dilly Vinegar
    Lovely Lemon Vinegar
    Garden Mint Vinegar
    Texas Tarragon Vinegar
    Oregano Chile Garlic Vinegar
    Rose Geranium Vinegar
    Texas Cider Sage Vinegar
    Salad Burnet Vinegar
    Bouquet Garni Vinegar
    Four Flowers Vinegar
    Chinese 5 Vinegar
    Mediterranean Marinade
    Menu Suggestions Herb Sources
    Bibliography
    Index





  117. How to Grow Vegetables for Garden Fresh Cooking
    Author: Michael Bahrich
    ISBN-13: 9781413711530 
    Pub. Date: March 2006
    317 pp
    
    How to best use garden produce. The characteristics of particular vegetables, classification, season, nutritional value, how to plant, number of days for germination, companion plants, pests and diseases, number of days to maturity, the quantity of yield, how and when to harvest, how to use and prepare the vegetable, how to store, suitability for freezing, and basic recipes.


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