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

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

by Charles Wilber
 
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

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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 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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Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780911311570
Publisher:
Acres, U.S.A., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.47(d)

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