The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food

A Crop-by-Crop Reference for 62 Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Herbs

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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 20 Feb 2024
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC

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This essential guide to growing a bountiful food garden includes detailed seed-starting, growing, and harvesting information for 62 vegetables, fruits, and herbs, a complete companion-planting guide, and organic pest-control handbook.

The latest addition to Storey's bestselling Backyard Homestead series, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food is a one-stop reference for all the key information food gardeners need to grow a healthy, bountiful garden. Author Tanya Denckla Cobb presents key information based on extensive research and years of experience, including when to start seeds for each type of crop (and at what temperature), how far apart to space seedlings, how to tell when a crop is ready to harvest, and notes on preservation. The book features a comprehensive companion planting guide and an in-depth review of the most effective organic pest control practices, including recipes for how to make your own pest deterrent sprays.

This essential guide to growing a bountiful food garden includes detailed seed-starting, growing, and harvesting information for 62 vegetables, fruits, and herbs, a complete companion-planting guide...

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What an amazing book and while I was glad to read it via an early ecopy, this is a book that I will definitely be buying to add to the gardening section of my library. I loved the amount of information on each page about each plant and while I for sure wish it had been specified to my zone, I could see myself writing in the margins of this book the specifics for my growing zone.

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So many tips and ideas in her for beginners and gardeners alike. Definitely will come in handy for my gardening plans.

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I requested this on NetGalley and obviously got accepted. This is a great reference tool that I will be buying when it becomes available. If you're looking to get into the Organic side of gardening I'd pick this up. It's got a great pest preventative section and crop reference section.
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When I first picked The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food to review, I must admit that I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The charming, somewhat whimsical cover design left me a bit sceptical. However, once I got into the contents of the book, I was completely floored. It turned out to be full of in-depth information that surpassed any growing guide I had encountered before.

This book not only covers the basics but delves deep into the finer details of organic food cultivation. From precise planting measurements to insightful tips on companion planting and compatibility, it provides a level of guidance that is truly impressive. The author's knowledge shines through in their thorough explanations and practical advice.

The guide includes comprehensive sections on identifying and addressing common problems that gardeners often encounter. This guidance is invaluable for someone like me who is just starting out on their growing journey. I feel that this guide is an essential resource for anyone wanting to grow organic food successfully, It's a must-have for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. It not only enhances your understanding of organic gardening but equips you with the tools and knowledge to create a thriving, sustainable garden.

5 stars from me!

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This book is amazing! I love this whole series. The Backyard Homestead has been integral in my own homestead life. This book just adds perfection to the series. It has everything you would need to know in growing, anything harmful to your plants, herbs, etc. Seriously, so great! I will definitely be buying this in hardback form!

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This book is a plethora of information! I would definitely recommend getting the paper version so you can take it off a shelf and. look at whatever you are researching. Loads of information that you can apply in any garden, pot or just for fun. Great book!

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A great guide to organising space for your own and others' benefits. It provides a template that can inspire those with the smallest of spaces, to be creative, cultivate and grow. This is a practical guidebook that many people will be proud to read and use. With food air miles contributing to the pollution of the earth's climate, there has never been a better time to learn these critical skills.

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This is a great home grower's guide to successfully grow a variety of plant species in your backyard. I have read many gardening books, but this one had something a little different toward the end. I think the most useful part of this book is the section regarding various plant diseases and the natural actions you can take to improve the conditions of your garden, be it the plant, the soil, or the pests.

I will definitely be using this book as reference in 2024's growing season.

*** Thank you to Storey Publishing for providing this book in exchange for an honest review!

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I absolutely loved The Backyard Homestead, so I knew I would absolutely love this book!! It was incredibly informative and easy to find a specific plant you want to grow and to find a specific problem you are having with your plant.

There aren’t as many illustrations in this book, but when there is, it’s really nice to look at. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow a garden, no matter how big or small the garden is. It is such a great book to learn from and it will also spark interest in other plants that you didn’t even think about growing.

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