The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food: Save Money, Live Better, and Enjoy Live with Food from Your Garden or Orchard

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food: Save Money, Live Better, and Enjoy Live with Food from Your Garden or Orchard

by Monte Burch
     
 

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Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, and concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown

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Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, and concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits. Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof-top gardening into a great and healthy food source. And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless!

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family. Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing. Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.

Editorial Reviews

There are good reasons why family vegetable and fruit gardens are blossoming all over America: Growing your own food can be cheaper, healthier, more convenient, and more fun than buying it in stores. This Ultimate Guide series entry thus arrives at an opportune time. Its detailed introduction to growing your own food covers everything from selecting a suitable plot to planting, harvesting, and storing your produce. A 240-page starter kit that really makes sense. Editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616083090
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Ultimate Guides Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
748,527
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. A prolific writer, he sells to markets such as Field & Stream and American Hunter. His books range from building outdoor gear and hunting lodges to hunting turkeys to seasonal patterns for walleye. As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster, Sports Afield, and many others.

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