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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781603584876
Author(s): Carol Deppe
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Dimensions: 191 x 20 x 241 (w x l x h)
Pages: 272

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Deppe s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility, Honoring the Essential Nature (your own and that of your plants), Effortless Effort, Non-Doing, and even Non-Knowing. Yet the book also offers a wealth of specific and valuable garden advice on topics as diverse as: The Eat-All Greens Garden, a labor- and space-efficient way to provide all the greens a family can eat, freeze, and dry all on a tiny piece of land suitable for small-scale and urban gardeners. The growing problem of late blight and the future of heirloom tomatoes and what gardeners can do to avoid problems, and even create new resistant varieties. Establishing a Do-It-Yourself Seed Bank, including information on prep
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