- File Size: 4652 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC (November 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A8N54FU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,160,279 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I never had those experiences, but I still appreciate the old wisdom, and enjoy being reminded that there is a world out there beyond factory farms, and processed high garbage content and GMO-laden frankenfoods. This book has some great information on irrigation, reducing pests, and improving the soil. It may well motivate me to resurrect my little vegetable beds when spring comes and start growing a few more things to eat again.
The book introduces the reader to some of the concerns that must be addressed when planning a successful vegetable garden. These concerns include how to decide what to plant, where and when, how to prepare the soil, and how to choose one's method of water delivery.
I especially liked the information on how to repel garden pests, like insects, rabbits and deer, without using poisons and manufactured chemicals. The strategies vary from adding plants to your garden that repel pests, to growing plants that attract the natural enemies of the pests, to making homemade repellent sprays from various herbs and spices.
In sum, this is a good primer for those who are planning to support themselves naturally.
If you're really into that sort of thing and if you have that "eat right and be healthy" lifestyle going on already then this book is going to beneficial for you in a lot of ways. It will save you money and it will instill in you the kind of thinking that will allow you to stick to the way of life you already have. It's a great book for health-buffs but it isn't really for everybody.
A successful garden takes some planning. For a basic vegetable garden this book give you a good overview of what is involved in gardening. From the layout of the garden to the crop rotation with a plain explanation of the how to do it and most importantly the why do it.
There is a good section on ways to make natural sprays and repellents to protect against insects as well as creatures such as rabbits. These include not only sprays and soaps but plants as well.
For any beginner wanting to start a garden this is a good basic book with easy to understand instructions describing the necessary tools, how to set up the garden and the different basic plants.