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The Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Self-Sufficiency from Asparagus to Zucchini

The Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Self-Sufficiency from Asparagus to Zucchini

by Brett L. Markham


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Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you’ll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin, special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two creative recipes to get you started. With over 150 of Markham’s own photographs guiding you every step of the way, you’ll find this an honest, straightforward guide and a must-have for any vegetable mini-farmer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616086152
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 634,533
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. The author of the bestselling Mini Farming series, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedication|vii

Foreword: Why Grow Your Own Vegetables? ix

Chapter 1 Soil and Fertility 3

Chapter 2 Asparagus 17

Chapter 3 Beans 25

Chapter 4 Beets and Chard 33

Chapter 5 Cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower 41

Chapter 6 Carrots and Parsnips 51

Chapter 7 Corn 61

Chapter 8 Cucumbers 73

Chapter 9 Greens 83

Chapter 10 Herbs 93

Chapter 11 Melons 105

Chapter 12 Onions 113

Chapter 13 Peas 125

Chapter 14 Peppers 133

Chapter 15 Potatoes 143

Chapter 16 Squash 157

Chapter 17 Tomatoes 169

Chapter 18 Turnips, Rutabagas, and Radishes 183

Chapter 19 Permaculture with Perennial Vegetables 193

Index of Recipes 202

Alphabetical Index 203

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