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Blueberries in Your Backyard: How to Grow America's Hottest Antioxidant Fruit for Food, Health, and Extra Money (Booklet) Kindle Edition

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Praise for Blueberries in Your Backyard, from real readers:
 

Finally, an affordable, start-to-finish guide for growing the nation's favorite berry. Loved it. -G.C.

The author writes for normal people. The book is informative and fun to read, never too technical. -Jill Sanford


Blueberries for better health! The research is in and all the experts - Drs. Perricone, Weil, Fuhrman- recommend blueberries as a top health, wellness, and diet fruit. Now here is a guide to growing them at home, which seems really simple. --Lisa W., Fitness Diva

Cute little book and packed with good information. -Ally K.

Every bit as good as your book on raising chickens. -Marcus in Hollister

Your e-booklets are great. Keep them coming! --Joseph L.

From the Author

Of all my books and articles, I am proudest of this one. Blueberries in Your Backyard describes the perfect storm that has caused berries prices to shoot sky-high in stores. For antioxidants and good health, no other fruit compares. But you will learn how to escape this dependency on store bought berries forever by growing some of your own bushes.

If you've heard that blueberries are difficult to grow, that could not be further from the truth. Once you give them the right kind of soil (the ingredients described in this book are affordable and widely available), blueberry bushes are among the easiest plants to grow in the home garden. With very little care, they grow like weeds and the berries are delicious. I recently added a picture of some of my berry bushes to this book; my kids are picking those berries right now!

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  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Publication Date: May 21, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085YNZD2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hi Folks! I'm R.J. Ruppenthal, the guy who wrote the book (or booklet) you're viewing.

Long story short: I never planned to become a gardening and food author. But I couldn't find the book I wanted, so I sat down and wrote what I thought people should know. That book did really well. Since then, readers have encouraged me to continue writing. I hope my books and articles can help you grow a little more of your own food.

Full story: When I lived in an apartment, it took me a long time to find any useful gardening information for small space gardeners with balconies, rooftops, decks, small backyards, and the like. At that time, nobody had written a good book on small space food growing. Every gardening book I ever read told me I needed many acres and full blast sunlight all day (neither of which I had).

Even so, I worked hard to create a garden on that first balcony. Some things I tried worked well while other ones failed miserably. I found out which vegetables grew best in partial shade and how to get the most production from this small balcony garden. I wanted to save other people some time and show them what was possible, so I ended up writing the Fresh Food From Small Spaces book in 2008. With the economic crisis and growth of interest in local food, that book became a bestseller.

Soon after, I was asked to serve as a columnist for a new magazine called Urban Farm, which is published by the great folks who produce Hobby Farms. I have written many columns and crop profile articles for Urban Farm, which is available online and at finer news stands.

Today, my first garden has expanded to a small yard that includes vegetables and fruit trees wherever I can fit them. We also have a chicken coop and a chicken run, which gives the chickens free range access to part of the yard but keeps them away from the veggies and blueberries. We feed the chickens with kitchen scraps and they peck up the bugs and weed seeds in the garden (OK, we give them a little organic chicken feed also). In return, we are rewarded with almost two dozen fresh eggs each week.

It's really easy to keep backyard chickens and I urge everyone to consider it. If you'd like to learn more, please check out my e-book called Backyard Chickens for Beginners. You can read it on a Kindle, iPad, iPhone, PC, or Mac with the Kindle app or on Amazon's online Cloud Reader.

Recently, I've written several other "e-booklet" titles that you can find by clicking on my name at the top. I'm particularly proud of the Blueberries in Your Backyard book, which shows people how simple it can be to grow this very tasty, healthy, yet expensive fruit. Also, I plan to stay active with the new blog here, so please bookmark this page and come visit me often. Contact me at freshfoodbook @ gmail.com (remove the spaces in that address if you e-mail me; I included them here so I don't get automatic spam).

In other news, I live in Northern California with my family, where I teach at a college and have a law license I rarely use. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy my books and articles. Drop me a line if you have some comments and I'll see you in the garden!

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By greenthum on September 23, 2012
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The book was perfect for anybody interested in growing their own blueberries...I had no idea how to go about it, and now I am confident it can be done almost anywhere. The book was cheap and it was a short read, but it had all the information I needed...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Maffit on May 4, 2013
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Worth what I paid, but basically it boils down to: use an acid fertilizer if you want to keep your blueberries alive.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Capria on February 17, 2013
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Only one paragraph was worth reading in this very short booklet. I learned more by talking to a blueberry farmer for a few minutes than this booklet provided. If you want a pep talk about growing blueberries then fine, but if you really need detail look elsewhere.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Good on April 9, 2013
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I found short booklet to be very helpful. It does not really give any breakthrough information or secrets to growing blueberries. This booklet seems to focus more on the "why" than the "how" of blueberries. Just when I thought I was going to get some useful tips on specifics of soil, variety, etc. I was disappointed to move on to another section. It provides a brief overview at best; this is not an exhaustive guide to growing blueberries.

+ Quick Read
+ Several Useful General Tips

- No Breakthrough information
- Few Details or Explainations

_Bottom Line_ No, I probably would not recommend this booklet for purchase. A quick internet search provides much more information on how to grow blueberries. I was disappointed by the lack of detail. I was looking for the best soil mix, etc. This booklet lightly covers container growing, raised beds, and in ground.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By pharmgrrl on September 2, 2012
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I found this book very interesting because I live in California and I was not sure that blueberries could be grown in this area. I am a big fan of the berries and thought it would be fun to grow them here. This little book showed that they probably could be grown in shaded areas of the mountains where I live. I plan to plant some and see if I can grow them. The book was interesting and helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Moreton on December 15, 2013
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This is just a general knowledge flyer. There is no real teaching in this. I am glad I didn't pay a lot for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Suvak on November 17, 2013
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Free kindle ebook. I love to garden, but didn't get a many new tips or ideas out of this book. If you garden and read gardening books/articles, you probably know most of this information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Madine09 on February 15, 2013
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I didn't quite realize how much work blueberries required. This book had a really great overview of all the important parts, and lots of ways to make your blueberries fit in your garden.
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