Blue

Blue

by Belinda Recio, Catherine Kouts
     
 

Tomatoes are red, corn is yellow, and string beans are green. Or are they? Actually, lots of familiar foods grow in a rainbow of surprising colors. Image trying orange tomatoe, red popping corn, or purple string beans for a change.

This lively introduction to the joys of organic gardening covers everything you need to know in order to grow a cornucopia of fruits

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Tomatoes are red, corn is yellow, and string beans are green. Or are they? Actually, lots of familiar foods grow in a rainbow of surprising colors. Image trying orange tomatoe, red popping corn, or purple string beans for a change.

This lively introduction to the joys of organic gardening covers everything you need to know in order to grow a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables in unexpected colors. The first section includes details on: -planning your rainbow garden and ordering seeds -preparing the soil and planting -feeding, watering, and weeding -dealing with garden pests without using poison The second section provides detailed instructions for growing eight different rainbow crops, including: -which varieties to order -when and how to plant -which garden pests to watch out for -the best time to harvest -how to serve and enjoy "This book will not only promote the delight in growing plants but enhance the wonder in the natural world right in your own backyard. . . . Will make you want to start a garden today." --Appraisal

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Library Journal - Library Journal
These two volumes contain everything you want to know about the colors red and blue. Recio, a children's writer and coeditor of art and literature anthologies, discusses the psychology and symbolism of each color and its use in graphics, art, nature, fashion, gardens, decorating, music, and language. These well-illustrated little books will find a welcome place in any visual arts collection.
Booknews
Focuses on the initial experiences of 25 local authority social services departments operating within social care markets, drawing on large-scale longitudinal research in England undertaken between 1990 and 1992. Examines perspectives on community care reforms within conceptual and policy frameworks that help identify implications for local authorities, private and voluntary sector providers, central government, and the research community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879057374
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
05/15/1996
Series:
Color Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.59(d)

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Growing our Rainbow Garden

Everybody knows that all string beans are green and all tomatoes are red--right? Not so! Usually string beans are green. But they can also be purple, maroon, or yellow. Tomatoes can be orange, yellow, or even purple. Lots of familiar fruits and vegetables grow in a whole rainbow garden of surprising colors.

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