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Crockett's Victory Garden Hardcover – April 1, 1977


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown; 1st edition (April 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316161209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316161206
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would highly recommend this book to any new gardener.
green thumb
Book is a reference I have used for 30+years and continues to assist my gardening techniques.
Barry Espeseth
CROCKETT'S VICTORY GARDEN is the only gardening book you'll ever need.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
CROCKETT'S VICTORY GARDEN is the first and last gardening book you need buy. It is really that simple. Whether you are a novice or an experienced green-thumb this book is the only gardening guide you need in your library.
Divided into chapters by month, James Underwood Crockett provides a comprehensive overview of gardening activities the year round. Each chapter head offers a quick overview of each item in the garden needing attention that month. Subheads give complete details as to how to proceed.
Additionally, Crockett offers helpful hints regarding everything from composting to cultivating and from terrariums to trellises. He even provides a comprehensive planting calendar that allows the reader to customize his schedule depending on where he lives in the country.
If you ever get a chance to watch the old PBS program of which the book was a companion I highly recommend it. So, happy gardening for this year and for the future.
Douglas McAllister
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Agnes on May 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have a warm spot in my heart for this book, and will keep it forever. I learned to garden on PBS with this sweet, gentle man, and I will forever be thankful that he taught me the magic of making things grow.

Yes, it's dated, and I don't use as much insecticide and such as he did, but the basics are all here, and he was such a wonderful teacher.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 13, 2004
Format: Hardcover
CROCKETT'S VICTORY GARDEN is the only gardening book you'll ever need. End of statement. PERIOD!
Month by month, James Underwood Crockett provides a precise overview of your gardening activities for the entire year. Monthly chapters provide details for all your gardening activities that month. Detailed sections within each month's chapter give details for what you need to do.
This book covers everything and includes an indespensable gardening tool: a planting calendar that allows you to customize your gardening schedule depending on where you live.
Get the book and your off green thumbing!
THE HORSEMAN
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steven M Cohen on April 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I have been a gardener for over twenty years, and I have had opportunities to examine several books on the subject. Without question, Crockett's Victory Garden is the best book about gardening that I have ever read for two reasons.
First, James Crockett wrote with a passion for the subject. His book featured personal anecdotes about the challenges that both he and his co-workers faced at the beginning of the TV show; such as, the problem of converting an abandoned lot into the fertile garden that would become the focus of the show. He also shared his wisdom by responding to various questions from gardeners.
Second, the book was very well organized. Mr. Crockett took the reader through the experience of gardening in a concise, month-by-month basis instructing one on what to plant and when and how to do it. The book was written in layman's terms, making it both enjoyable and easy to read.
Sadly, James Crockett died several years ago, but his work will continue to influence gardeners both young and old for many years to come. I heartily recommend this book to everyone with a passion for gardening!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Boggia on March 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
The best thing about this book is how it is organized. Each month begins with a checklist of what you have to plant, transplant, thin, and otherwise tend to. Then the chapter has sections where he gives instructions for each task.

I think it's great that so many of the contributors are concerned about the thoroughly UN-organic methods that Crockett used. I agree that the book is way too heavy on the pesticides and chemical fertilizer, but the rest of the advice is excellent. You can follow his methods and schedule easily, and substitute the chemicals with more organic methods.

I had this book, then it got wet and the glossy pages all stuck together. I missed it so much that I went out and bought it again. I read the book every year for the valuable, practical advice and the month-by-month format is absolutely perfect.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Allain on January 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
This guide covers month by month the basic tasks for your flower and vegetable garden. You get advice on composting, growing vegetables in containers, natualizing bulbs, transplanting, and perennial borders. The book includes questions and answers from the author's PBS television show.

Amply illustrated with color photos and drawings, the book is useful for beginners and more advanced gardeners.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Earth Wisdom For You on April 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is laid out uniquely. Mr. Crockett gives a month-by-month write-up of what you should be doing in the garden or for the garden, for all 12 months of the year. There is a seed list, and a vegetable gardening guide for the different zones. This book really teaches you how to be a garden planner and keep one step ahead.
This book is the companion to the nationally acclaimed PBS television series.
My brother and my mother both liked it so well, they asked me to get them a copy too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rural girl on November 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a really great book for gardeners; it is divided by month, although I live further north than the author, I still find the timetable to help me. He writes in deep detail about different plants and vegetables, the best ways to plant them, what kinds of nutrients they need, insects that can bother them, he does not get into companion planting like my other favorite gardening book The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions and Victory Garden does recommend more chemicals than I prefer, but when the book was written, there was less known about organics and chemicals, and in one instance he did say that a certain chemical did kill bees and to use it a certain specific way... so as to harm bees less ... The Victory Garden is still, after all these years, a fantastic book and one of the best gardening books to me. And you can enjoy it all year long.
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