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Book Review – Square Foot Garden Answer Book

When I was a kid, I had a terrific book called The Make-It Book, which detailed a bunch of creative projects, both rainy day and non-, for kids of all ages that kept me and my brother happily engaged for…

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Book Review: Any Size Anywhere Gardening

I would have enjoyed Any Size Anywhere Edible Gardening by William Moss (Cool Springs Press, $21.99) when I was in college, worked a couple of jobs and lived in a second floor apartment overtop a parking lot in the university’s no man’s…

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Great book about food gardening and cultural identity

I’ve just finished reading a fascinating book, The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans by Patricia Klindienst.  The author takes us on a journey around the country exploring the food gardens and…

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Your favorite vegetable cookbooks!

Nowadays it seems that if I have a vegetable ingredient and I want to find a recipe to use it, I can just do a search on the Internet and find a dozen interesting possibilities in five minutes.  However, there’s…

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Gardening Books for Summer Reading

Here’s a link to the Gardening Books for Summer Reading in this week’s Sunday Book Review of the New York Times. You may be asked to sign in, but there is no charge. CLICK HERE.

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Read while you can’t weed, part two

Here are some of the best gardening-related books I’ve read this fall and winter.  These are all general-interest books, but definitely useful for the vegetable gardener. Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology by Eric Grissell.  Not a…

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Read while you can’t weed, part one

Yesterday’s post about beans was brought to you not only by my personal enthusiasm, but by a number of informative sources I’ve come to rely on.  It can be tricky figuring out the differences between where plants come from and…

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