The Ruth Stout no-work garden book

Author: Ruth Stout,Richard Vernon Clemence

Publisher: Rodale Pr

ISBN: 9780878570003

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

View: 3990


Gardening Without Work

For the Aging, the Busy & the Indolent

Author: Ruth Stout

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: 0981928463

Category: Gardening

Page: 226

View: 2119

Garden expert and lovable eccentric Ruth Stout once said: “At the age of 87 I grow vegetables for two people the year-round, doing all the work myself and freezing the surplus. I tend several flower beds, write a column every week, answer an awful lot of mail, do the housework and cooking-and never do any of these things after 11 o’clock in the morning!” Her first book about her no-work gardening system, How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back, was the kind of book people can’t bear to return. She reports, “A dentist in Pennsylvania and a doctor in Oregon have both written me that they keep a copy of my garden book in their waiting rooms. Or try to; the dentist has had twenty-three copies stolen, the doctor, sixteen.” Gardening Without Work is her second gardening book and is even more entertaining and instructional than the first, so hide it from your friends! How does it work? “And now let’s get down to business. The labor-saving part of my system is that I never plow, spade, sow a cover crop, harrow, hoe, cultivate, weed, water or irrigate, or spray. I use just one fertilizer (cottonseed or soybean meal), and I don’t go through the tortuous business of building a compost pile. Just yesterday, under the ‘Questions and Answers’ in a big reputable farm paper, someone asked how to make a compost pile and the editor explained the arduous performance. After I read this I lay there on the couch and suffered because the victim’s address wasn’t given; there was no way I could reach him. “My way is simply to keep a thick mulch of any vegetable matter that rots on both my vegetable and flower garden all year round. As it decays and enriches the soil, I add more. And I beg everyone to start with a much eight inches deep; otherwise, weeds may come through, and it would be a pity to be discouraged at the very start.” Regardless of topic, Ruth Stout’s writing is always about living a joyous and independent life, and Gardening Without Work is no exception! This book is a treasure for the gardener and a delight even to the non-gardener. First published in 1961, this Norton Creek Press version is an exact reproduction of the original edition, with illustrations by Nan Stone.

How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back

A New Method of Mulch Gardening

Author: Ruth Stout

Publisher: Fireside


Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 855

Discusses the fundamentals of gardening, recommends a method of natural mulch gardening, and describes the author's gardening experiences

Lasagna Gardening

A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!

Author: Patricia Lanza

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875967950

Category: Gardening

Page: 244

View: 7811

Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits

Vertical Gardening

Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

Author: Derek Fell

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605290831

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 3125

Shares methods of growing vegetables, flowers, and fruits vertically with tips on choosing a site, composting, and controlling weeds, pests, and disease.

If You Would Be Happy

Author: Ruth Stout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938099007

Category: Self-Help

Page: 194

View: 3049

Cultivate Your Life Like a Garden Simple-living advocate Ruth Stout, author of Gardening Without Work and How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back, believed that life just doesn't have to be so hard! In If You Would Be Happy, she once again helps you find the sense amid all the nonsense that life offers, and find simplicity amid the rough and tumble of life. She says: "It is happiness, not perfection, we're concerned with here, and they're not necessarily even related." "Our activities are successful insofar as they are giving us real satisfaction." "Any experience, trivial or important, is likely to give us more pleasure if we are interested, unhurried, and are looking for the best the situation has to offer. It also helps if we expect something good, for in that case we don't overlook it if it's there in front of us." "We must forever keep in mind that it is our inside feelings we are aiming to change; we are really going to become a serene and pleasant person, not merely give the appearance of one."
Technology & Engineering

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem

Author: Christopher Shein

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 9023

“A masterful distillation of permaculture in a way that is easy to apply to our gardens, farms, and lives today.” —David Cody, founder, Urban Permaculture Institute Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you. The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture teaches gardeners of every skill—with any size space—how to live in harmony with both nature and neighbors to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Permaculture teacher Christopher Shein highlights everything you need to know to start living off the land lightly, including how to create rich, healthy, and low-cost soil, blend a functional food garden and decorative landscape, share the bounty with others, and much more.
Death row inmates

The Star Rover

Author: Jack London

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death row inmates

Page: 329

View: 4527


Organic Gardener's Companion

Growing Vegetables in the West

Author: Jane Shellenberger

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555918530

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 7391

A comprehensive guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region. Includes information on soil cultivation (the backbone of organic gardening), selection, mulching harvesting, storing, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-altitude climates.

The Humanure Handbook

A Guide to Composting Human Manure

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins

Publisher: Jenkins Pub


Category: Gardening

Page: 255

View: 684


The No-work Garden

Getting the Most Out of Your Garden for the Least Amount of Work

Author: Bob Flowerdew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856265430

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 712

Provides a wealth of labour-saving tips for every aspect of the garden as well as practical advice on issues such as making mowing easier, choosing plants and detering pests and diseases.
English literature

From a Cornish Window

Author: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 366

View: 8786


The Rodale Book of Composting

Easy Methods for Every Gardener

Author: Deborah L. Martin,Grace Gershuny

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878579914

Category: Gardening

Page: 278

View: 4754

Explains what composting is and how it works, provides instructions for making and using compost, and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades

The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening

Author: Steve Solomon

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570612404

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

View: 6094

Previous editions of this bestseller have established it as the definitive food-gardening manual for the Pacific Northwest. Now, this fully revised edition is available for gardeners' food-growing pleasure!Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades is the bible of vegetable gardening for anyone turning soil left of the Cascade Mountain range-from Western British Columbia to Northern California. It includes the basics of soil composition, when to plant, which seed companies to rely on, pest control, and an extensive section on the cultivation of each vegetable. Carrots, peppers, lettuce-you name it, it's in this book.

The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

Author: Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761176810

Category: Cooking

Page: 496

View: 1008

Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.

Jamaican Gold

Jamaican Sprinters

Author: Rachael Irving,Vilma Charlton

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766402341

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 2311


Weedless Gardening

Author: Lee Reich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761116966

Category: Gardening

Page: 200

View: 2057

Presents an innovative, organic approach to weed-free vegetable and flower gardening that is designed to protect the soil, enhance plant health, reduce the need for watering, and cuts down on labor. Original.

Organic Gardening and Farming

Author: Jerome Irving Rodale

Publisher: N.A


Category: Manures

Page: N.A

View: 4253


The Ruth Stout no-work garden book

Author: Ruth Stout,Richard Vernon Clemence

Publisher: Rodale Pr

ISBN: 9780878570003

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

View: 5963