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Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Self-Sufficiency from Asparagus to Zucchini (Mini Farming Guides) Paperback – June 1, 2012
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Having said that, this is an excellent book with many great tips for growing veggies. Unlike the first 2 Mini Farming books, it's also the size of a typical book. While the pictures are beautiful, they're not particularly enlightening, with a few exceptions.
There are chapters covering: soil and fertility, asparagus, beans, beets and chard, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, carrots and parsnips, corn, cucumbers, greens, herbs, melons, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, turnips, rutabagas and radishes and permaculture with perennial vegetables.
There are many good suggestions in here, such as using raised beds for growing your vegetables, although he misses one reason for them - they lend themselves to easier harvesting. The importance of composting is emphasized. There are many instances when the author's cynicism shows through..."asparagus in stores is sold by the pound, so it is sometimes sold when old and the stems are woody (so it weighs more)." He also believes in the importance of keeping asparagus plants away from anything arsenic such as pressure treated wood, since they suck up arsenic..."it is entirely possible for someone who disregards this advice to munch an asparagus stalk and then quite often flop over dead.Read more ›
Recap: Buy "Maximizing Your Mini Farm." It has all the information in this book and a whole lot more too.
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This book is so nice. Now I know how to use those edible weeds from the garden.Published 6 months ago by Sara Babb
easy to read and follow instructional format. I will use the projects and helpful tips in my gardening and have a more succesdful yearPublished on March 30, 2014 by MP545