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
- Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce.
- Community gardens and community canning centers are increasingly popular
- Information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food
- Informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains
- The possibilities for growing your own food are endless!
- Detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing
- 240 Pages
Grow food naturally in your own backyard!
Save money and feed your family the foods they love!
Due to the high cost of transporting food long distance, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, and the concerns of the over use of chemicals in mass food production, there's never been a more urgent time to start growing your own food. Many people have already discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits, community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular, and rooftop gardening has become an accessible, healthy food source. Many plants can flourish in containers for even the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless!
Monte Burch provides the ultimate guide for growing all types of vegetables , fruits, and even grains on your own land, or in any space available to you and your family. Everything you need to know about growing your own food is here, including:
|- The best spot and season to start your garden||- Selecting and planting seeds|
|- Composting and enriching your soil||- Weeding and mulching practices|
|- Companion planting||- Controlling common plant pests|
|- The best plants for container gardening||- The healthy benefits of homegrown foods|
|- Building raised beds||- And much more!|
Complete with an A to Z guide to all the vegetables, fruits, and grains you can grow on your own, as well as step-by-step drawings from the author, you and your family will begin to reap the benefits of fresh, healthy, and delicious food straight from the garden and into your kitchen.
MONTE BURCH and his wife, Joan, have been growing their own food for well over half a century, raising three kids on homegrown food and providing lots of extras to friends and family. Monte is an award-winning author, writer, photographer, and illustrator, with almost eighty outdoor, how-to, and lifestyle books and thousands of published magazine articles. He is also the creator of The Good Earth Almanac, a back-to-nature lifestyle Sunday comic strip that ran in the 1970s.