The Heirloom Life Gardener

The Heirloom Life Gardener

The Baker Creek Way of Growing your Own Food Easily and Naturally

Book - 2011
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Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives-and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city rooftop; but what they need to truly succeed is The Heirloom Life Gardener , a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables.

In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener-experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato. This is the first book of its kind that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2011
ISBN: 9781401324391
Branch Call Number: 635 GET 2011 22
Characteristics: 227 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Gettle, Emilee


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Aug 21, 2016

This is a basically a marketing book for Baker Creek Heirloom Seed company, explaining the value of heirlooms and how the company collects its seeds. That said, there is some good info on seed saving process.

Jun 19, 2012

this was a great book - covered all aspects of organic gardening from soil, seeds, heritage types with lovely pics. their heirloom seed company is an inspiration.

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