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Growing Vegetables with a Smile (Gardening with a Smile, Book 1) Paperback – 2011
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MANIFEST YOUR PERSONAL GROWTH IN YOUR GARDEN! "Growing Vegetables with a Smile" takes you to where no other book ever has - cultivating your happiness one garden bed at a time! Unlock your creative abilities by understanding plants and the soil, and use your garden as a model for achieving success in life. "GIVE ME SOME DIRT TO PLANT A PARADISE GARDEN!" This book has already sold over one million copies in other languages. It touches your heart and wows your mind. Author's humor and positive attitude are contagious. Even if you never gardened before, you will feel like running into your backyard, sticking seeds into the soil, and then... growing WITH your plants! ADVANCING HUMANITY ONE GARDEN AT A TIME. Packed with practical advice on all aspects of natural growing, this uplifting volume makes the joy of a bountiful harvest accessible to all. It invites you to become a co-creator with your land, showing that gardening is as much about you as it is about cucumbers and tomatoes. A global transformation begins with your smile and your backyard! THE ULTIMATE INFORMATION-WRAPPING EXPERIENCE. A renowned educator, Nikolay Kurdyumov makes extensive use of advanced information-wrapping techniques, infusing each sentence with information and emotion. You will feel like you've just received a PhD in Organic Agriculture! Full-color photos and over 100 funny illustrations make for an amazing "reading & growing" experience. "LIKE AN IGNITION SPARK" - READERS' REVIEWS. "Kurdyumov is Russia's best gardening author. He has a unique gift to make us aware of what we've always seen but never paid any attention to - the keys to our own happiness as revealed by our garden plants. He explains it all in such an accessible manner. Pure genius!" - Konstantin. "I now get an emotional uplift every time I work in the garden! I've arranged it all following the advice in this book. It's immensely enjoyable, easy, and everything grows so well." - Natalie
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From the very first lines of this truly remarkable volume I knew that it was a very special book. In Kurdyumov, we meet a great author who can be scientifically precise, immensely practical, deeply inspiring, metaphysical, and funny all at the same time! His love for plants touches your heart, the breakthrough insights he presents wow your mind, and you keep laughing all along at his witty, self-effacing humor! And, like any great author, Kurdyumov is beyond the conventional limitations of any particular genre: his "Growing Vegetables with a Smile" could actually deeply influence your entire world outlook.
Kurdyumov makes gardening immensely attractive and accessible to anyone. If you are already a veteran grower, you too will greatly benefit from it - first, this book may help you suddenly realize the meaning of it all, and second, it is packed with stunning information not found anywhere else. For instance, Kurdyumov reveals the lost permaculture wisdom of over 100 years ago and shows that in the 19th century we already had a tested technology to reliably grow abundant crops even in semi-desert regions without machinery, pesticides, fertilizers, or even irrigation. He then details how anyone can do the same - or better - right here and now.
"Growing Vegetables with a Smile" is a stunning and highly unorthodox book, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. Please enjoy and happy growing!