The New Self-Sufficent Gardener, 1st Edition

  • John Seymour
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  • ISBN-10: 0756652138
  • ISBN-13: 9780756652135
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This revised edition of an old favorite, first published in 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Deep-Bed Method.
2: Nature's Cycles.
3: The Soil.
4: The Illustrated Index of Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs.
5: The Edible Parts of Plants.
6: Roots.
7: Stems.
8: Leaves.
9: Flowers and Vegetable Fruits.
10: Seeds and Pods.
11: Fruits.
12: Green Manure Crops.
13: Gardening through the Year.
14: Winter.
15: Spring.
16: Summer.
17: Fall.
18: Planning the Food-Producing Garden.
19: The Size of the Garden.
20: Planning the Vegetable Beds.
21: Planning an Herb Garden.
22: Planning the Fruit Garden.
23: The Essentials of Good Gardening.
24: Treating the Soil.
25: Propagation.
26: Care while growing.
27: Controlling Pests and Diseases.
28: Harvesting and Storing.
29: The Deep-Bed Method.
30: The Cultivation of Vegetables.
31: Fabaceae.
32: Brassicaceae.
33: Solanaceae.
34: Apiaceae.
35: Liliaceae.
36: Chenopodiaceae.
37: Cucurbitaceae.
38: Asteraceae.
39: Miscellaneous.
40: The Cultivation of Fruits.
41: Rosaceae.
42: Rutaceae.
43: Grossulariaceae.
44: Moraceae.
45: Miscellaneous.
46: The Cultivation of Herbs.
47: Growing in the Greenhouse.
48: Types of Greenhouse.
49: Watering Greenhouse Plants.
50: Greenhouse Crops.
51: Preserving Garden Produce.
52: Salting.
53: Drying.
54: Making Pickles and Chutneys.
55: Canning.
56: Making Jams and Jellies.
57: Making Wine.
58: Making Cider.
59: Making Mead.
60: Freezing.
61: Miscellany.
62: Chickens.
63: Ducks.
64: Geese.
65: Pigeons.
66: Rabbits.
67: Bees.
68: Drainage.
69: Terraces.
70: Garden Paths.
71: Hedges and Fences.
72: Garden Sheds.
73: Caring for Garden Tools.
74: Seed Lives and Vegetable Yields.
75: Useful Addresses.
76: Climate Zones.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Notes and Cautions.