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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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However, on the practical side, the primary thing you will learn from the book is PUT STRAW OR HAY MULCH ON EVERYTHING IN YOUR GARDEN AND YOU WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE WORK TO DO WHILE ENRICHING YOUR SOIL. There, I just saved you some money.
It's still rather sweet, I'm just not sure that beyond the primary tip I just revealed, you'll gain much else here that you can't gain from any other source on gardening. Ruth still rocks though!
If you are not using mulch in your garden/landscape and are tired of weeding and looking at hard, baked dirt, you owe it to yourself to give Ruth a shot. Though written in 1960, the book is still relevant and useful (except the parts about parsnips and turnips :-).
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.
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This is an awesome book. No more weeding the garden. Great.price and delivery.Published 2 days ago by CJN
This is a perfect gardener's book, written with authenticity, humility and humor. Ruth Stout simplifies everything and lays claim to nothing, giving credit at every turn. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Ruth Stout is such a authentic writer, you feel like you know her. I am using her method (combining with square foot and vertical gardening for space) and once set up has been... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
I used to garden the hard work way. Now I use mulching and permaculture and companion planting--no weeding and less watering. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GC
Ruth Stout's writing is cheerful, funny, and straightforward. If you want to learn a way to make it easier on yourself to grow plants - edibles, medicinals, perennials, annuals -... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raye
I loved this book. It has helped me to see gardening in a more carefree way. It was a joy to read.Published 3 months ago by Linda Prince Jones
The book was easy reading but not very helpful with useful gardening tips.Published 3 months ago by Robert R.