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Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent (Horticulture Garden Classic) Paperback – January 1, 1998
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Ruth Stout is one of the modern pioneers substituting extensive mulching for back breaking spade and pitchfork work. I don't believe she developed her gardening techniques through scientific research, but rather by doing what she thought made sense, and then astutely observing the results.
She developed her gardening practices by extensive and continuous mulching.
Whether you want to understand her techniques or you want a delightful curl-up-in-thr-armchir read for a cold wintery (or rainy summer) night, I think you will find Ms Stout's books easy to read and a constructive delight, as well.
I read the book and it is now making the round of my friends who will probably order their own copies.
If one gardens, one needs, and will enjoy this book.
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I wish I had read this long ago. This is an easy and fun book to read. I kept laughing and reading parts of it aloud so my husband decided to read it too. Read morePublished 6 months ago by B. Goodlett
The author invites one in for a pleasant chat about gardening and shares her wisdom and humor in the process. Definitely worth a read, even twice!Published 18 months ago by FranB
This is my bible, exactly what I was looking for, delivered as promised.Published 18 months ago by urban pioneer
Glad that this is available in kindle. Had read about this author in Mother Earth News and it was always hard to get. This method beats square foot gardening. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John K. Dziki
A great read. Ruth Stout is a gardener whose voice sparkles with Yankee wisdom. She's taught me a lot about gardening.Published 19 months ago by R. G. Gordon
I have been using the permanent mulch method of Ruth Stout for many years. I just enjoy her writing style. Read morePublished 19 months ago by David W. Wise
This was out of print for ages, so I'm thrilled to see it reprinted! It's a helpful book AND a fun read!Published 19 months ago by Laurie