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How to Grow World Record Tomatoes: A Guiness Champion Revels His All-Organic Techniques

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For most of his 80+ years, Charles Wilber has been learning how to work with nature. In How to Grow World Record Tomatoes he tells his personal story and offers his philosophy and approach to gardening. He reveals for the first time how he grows record-breaking tomatoes and produce of every variety. There's no magic involved. Just a well thought out system that gives plants more than they could ever want, and makes it possible for them to reach their full potential. Wilber's compost is the cornerstone along with ...
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Overview

For most of his 80+ years, Charles Wilber has been learning how to work with nature. In How to Grow World Record Tomatoes he tells his personal story and offers his philosophy and approach to gardening. He reveals for the first time how he grows record-breaking tomatoes and produce of every variety. There's no magic involved. Just a well thought out system that gives plants more than they could ever want, and makes it possible for them to reach their full potential. Wilber's compost is the cornerstone along with a wide circumference around plants layered with compost, alfalfa meal and mulch. Valuable pruning and watering details are given, too, as well as a new way of looking at seeds. As you will learn, growing awesome tomatoes integrates every aspect of gardening that you can imagine.
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Patrons with a love of tomatoes and a competitive nature may enjoy these organic tips from Wilber, who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records by coaxing 1,368 pounds of tomatoes from only four plants. This octogenarian's delivery is folksy and no-nonsense as he relates advice on composting, seed selection, pruning, watering, and other basics of tomato gardening. Wilber readily acknowledges, however, that not every gardener is serious enough to get yields like his. This book offers sound advice (particularly for market gardeners), but public libraries may prefer Tantalizing Tomatoes: Smart Tips & Tasty Picks for Gardeners Everywhere (LJ 4/1/97), which has a broader audience and is more comprehensive, including historical background, a guide to cultivars, recipes, and a resource list. Still, Wilber is a remarkable man who has written a useful, reasonably priced book.--Bonnie Poquette, Shorewood P.L., WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780911311570
  • Publisher: Acres, U.S.A., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 131
  • Sales rank: 649,244
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Recommend for tomato growers!

    The tomatoes he grew were astonding! The method used was very simple. Anyone could grow much better tomatoes after reading this book. If you can't, something is wrong with you. The methods he uses really will apply to any vegetable, fruit, or tree for that matter.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Dropped my scores from Handicap from 20+ to 12.8 in a year

    The real deal, well written. Lucid and fun to read. I had many a-ha moments, remembering what worked on good rounds and this book helped me develop MY approach.

    I have a shelf full of golf books, all selected carefully, each with a purpose. Only two are fix-it or improvement books. several are how to's purchased for a single stroke or two.

    This book helps the reader to select THEIR best path and execute...

    Best in the shelf!!!

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    I met Charles Wilber in the mid 1990's, very smart man

    A friend from Vinemont Alabama, Tressie Monk, introduced me to Charles Wilber in Cullman Alabama in the 1990's. We had lunch and discussed the methods he had used to get such enormous growth in his plants. He was very much against using the synthetic fertilizers from the shelf, said natural organics will get the higher growth rates such as maneur. He commented on the need for creative watering techniques. His information has stayed with me over the years, and I kept his signed book and pictures that he gave me in a special place of safekeeping at my Biloxi,MS home. Unfortunately, hurricane Katrina wiped out my home in 2005 and I lost the book and pics in the storm. I recommend his book of insight to all who seek some hidden answers for growing plants to extremes. His research and results are rare and hard to find elsewhere in the field. I hope to see him again. I'm looking forward to purchasing another copy now that I see it can be purchased at the local Barnes & Noble bookstore. It's a book that anyone serious about growing plants should read, and is written by a man who sends his message, experience, and results from the heart. I remember him telling me that he hopes his discoveries in this field don't fall to the wayside and that it is his wish that these techniques and secrets can be carried on in future generations. We all can learn something from this book. May his spirit live on...Best to you all, Tim Herchenhahn 228-222-1743

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