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How to Grow Beans and Peas: Planting and Growing Organic Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, and Heirloom Dry Beans and Peas Kindle Edition

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"Practical, well-written guide for growing beans and peas in the home garden." -Henry M., Pittsburgh, PA

"Worth a hill of beans and then some." --Diane Worley, Round Rock, TX

"Thank you for keeping the prices of your booklets affordable. Your passion for homegrown, organic vegetables shines through in all of them. I see the same love here for heirloom beans." -Susan Fitch, Community Gardener

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Beans and peas provide great protein and nutrition, plus you can eat the green pods as vegetables. You can grow these organic foods in your home garden, which costs very little money. Nearly every popular diet out there recommends eating more beans to nourish your body and make you feel full. That is just what our ancestors have done for thousands of years. Why not grow some beans and peas at home this year? Save some money, eat healthy, and reduce your impact on the planet by eating a little less meat. Once you taste some homegrown heirloom beans, you may never eat store-bought beans again!

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  • Publication Date: January 14, 2013
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AGAZL12
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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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Excellent book!

This is one of the few times I would actually recommend the author to charge a bit more; when people read these .99 cent books, they don't expect much, but in this case the author delivers on a somewhat neglected topic for gardeners, starting with a concise history of the topic followed by a thorough and well-structured guide to growing peas and beans.

If you are expecting Tolstoy's War and Peace in volume, this isn't for you, but the key word here is *concise*.
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A beginners guide to growing peas and beans. This book covers all the basics for a successful harvest. It is short and easy to read and understand with useful sources included.
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INFORMATION is a beginner's must. Sparks your interest in homesteading. Make you want to get started right away to produce your own fresh and organic foods. Even have a few chickens in your backyard.
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I now have space for a garden for the first time in years and needed so much help as the memory is failing. This book not only told me how to plant beans and peas but what kinds would grow best in my climate, very hot, dry and windy, when I could plant them and the difference between the yield for bush and pole beans. I just found everything in it such a good refresher and new information as well.
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By Kj on December 19, 2012
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I know my gardening but it is always nice to have some extra information to read from time to time, this gives me great ideas and lends me some info I didn't know before.
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This is a wonderful and professional and extremely well put together ebook!!. My praise of this book is deservedly high. This book is comprehensive and full of detail. The author is very knowledgeable on her/his subject matter and generous in her/his sharing of this. The chapters flow well and covers every conceivable aspect of bean and pea growing, from the ancient history to the heirlooms available to growing, harvesting and seed collecting thereof. Ruppenthal shares the websites and links to related articles, always a sign of a good author, not forgetting to mention her/his other babies should you love her/his work enough to want to own her/his other gems. I could not discern one missing thing, (and the more I knew I would rate this high, the harder I looked). With enough pictures to bring her/his words to life I enjoyed every page and will surely use this information at my first opportunity. Thank you RJ Ruppenthal, I wish all ebooks I downloaded were this good.
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I bought this book because I'm taking a course in Horticulture I'm sure this book will come in handy in the future when I plant.
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This guys books are amazing. With a sleuth of vegetable gardening books for sale on kindle, it is difficult to know which ones are good and helpful. What makes this book different is that the writer seems to have a passion for this stuff. He knows what he is doing. He also answered questions that I have been searching and unable to find on the Internet. This book inspires me and I feel equipped and excited to plant beans. The instructions are extremely clear and there is no guesswork. What I feel like when I am reading the book is that there is a mentor that has gone before me and knows all the pitfalls and just makes the process so simple. I also like that it is a short book, I can go back and reference my highlights without feeling bombarded with information overload. I will definitely be looking out for this guys books in the future
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