Great selection of gardening books from Heirloom
THE HEIRLOOM TOMATO by Amy Goldman
the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman, a
gorgeously illustrated guide to the world s most beautiful and
Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman
produces an amazing 500
varieties of tomatoes on her farm in New York's Hudson Valley. Here,
in 250 gorgeous photos and Goldman's charming prose, is the cream of
the crop, from glorious heirloom beefsteaks -- that delicious tomato
you had as a kid but can t seem to find anymore -- to exotica like
the currant tomato, a pea-sized fruit with a surprisingly big flavor.
Along with the photos are profiles of the tomatoes, filled with
fascinating facts on their history and provenance; a section of more
than 50 delicious recipes; and a master gardener's guide to growing
your own. More than just a loving look at one of the world's great
edibles, this is a philosophy of eating and conservation between
covers -- an irresistible book for anyone who loves to garden or
loves to eat. Hardcover. 258 pages.
THT - $35.00
GROW ORGANIC by
Doug Oster & Jessica Walliser
Concerned about the use of chemical
pesticides in gardening? Trying to go 'green” in order to eat healthier
and reduce toxic chemicals in our environment? For the millions of gardeners who
now realize that organic is the only way to grow, this book offers
practical information on up-to-date, easy-to-understand organic
practices. Richly informative and insightful, Grow Organic will help
gardeners of all skill levels achieve their organic potential.
Nine chapters will help guide you
through composting, companion planting, organic pest control and soil
management, as well as favorite how-to-tricks and tips from the
By using organic techniques in your
garden, not only are you producing the healthiest veggies possible for
your family, you're also providing a wholesome, toxic-free environment
for future generations to inherit.
224 pages – trade paper cover
GOB - $18.95
GIANT TOMATOES by Marvin H. Meisner
This informative book will become a
valuable reference to anyone who wants to grow big tomatoes, either for
home use or competition. Step-by-step directions in selecting
varieties, preparing soil, fertilizing, watering, pollinating, pruning,
plus the author's own secrets, will help you achieve your goal in
growing tomatoes for size and yield. Whether you're competing with
yourself, your neighbor, or at a local competition, Giant Tomatoes will put you on a level playing
field with the best tomato growers in the world.
160 pages – 100+ color photos and
illustrations – trade paper cover.
GTB - $19.95
HOW TO GROW WORLD CLASS PUMPKINS II by
How To Grow World Class Pumpkins II,
provides all the information necessary for the aspiring pumpkin
enthusiast. Combining extensive research along with top growing
secrets, this book will help guide both the novice and the more
experienced gardener to record-setting pumpkins. If you've ever thought
about growing one of those massive pumpkins seen at fairs, this book
will help put you on the fast track in achieving that dream.
160 pages – 300 color photos – trade
WCP - $19.95
VEGETABLE GARDEN PROBLEM SOLVER - By Fern Marshall Bradley
If pests and disease have been a
problem in the past, this book offers the best and latest advice for
staying a step ahead of trouble in the garden,
doing it with safe, all-organic methods.
Offering key information on sowing,
maintaining, and harvesting your favorite vegetables, this insightful
book also gives the necessary knowledge to keep your crops healthy and
pest-free. By using natural control methods, you're able to provide
your family with a more healthy, pesticide-free harvest.
With numerous tips on prevention,
gardeners can focus on producing higher-yielding and more attractive
gardens. With a wealth of information and tested advice, this book will
become the trusted companion of every vegetable gardener.
472 Pages - Trade Paper Cover
VGPS - $19.95
THE HERBAL HOME
REMEDY BOOK - Simple Recipes for
Teas, Salves, Tonics and Syrups
by Joyce A. Wardwell
Excellent directions on gathering, drying, storing, and blending
25 common herbs. Simple recipes for teas, tinctures, oils, salves,
and lozenges, plus helpful directions on building your own all natural
herbal medicine cabinet.
176 pages - Trade paper cover, illustrations throughout
HHR - $14.95
SERVING UP THE
by Andrea Chesman
What to do with a basketful of luscious tomatoes? How to prepare
an armload of summer squash? Where to turn for new sweet corn
If you're one of the thousands of fresh-vegetable enthusiasts who finds
yourself pondering these critical questions while returning from the
market or produce department of your gourmet grocer, or harvesting in
bounty from your own garden, this is the book with all the answers
Andrea Chesman is a cook and gardener who knows what it's like to
be staring down pounds of vegetables and panicking about how to use
all before it's too late. Simple. Delicious. Planned to fit the season.
That's the approach Chesman brings to the 175 recipes packed into this
Trade Paper Cover - 502 pages, two-color; illustrations
GVFC - $16.95
THE TOMATO FESTIVAL
by Lawrence Davis-Hollander
You've sown the seed, nurtured, watered, cared for them tenderly,
and were rewarded with a bumper-crop of ripe, juicy tomatoes! Now
the question is ... What
to do with all of them?
The Tomato Festival Cookbook serves up a succulent selection of
recipes and a whole lot more. There are over 150 mouth-watering
including a classic tomato bisque, Herbed Goat Cheese Broiled in Tomato
Sauce, the world’s best BLT, plus one-of-a-kind gourmet recipes from
chefs. Additionally, every page is bursting with valuable information
as tips on seed-saving, advice on growing spectacular tomato crops,
for preserving tomatoes, tomato lore, and even profiles of regional
festivals and growers.
The perfect companion book to Carolyn Male's 100 HEIRLOOM
FOR THE AMERICAN GARDEN.
Trade paper cover - 310 pages, two-color illustrations throughout.
TFC - $16.95
GARDENER'S A–Z GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC FOOD
by Tanya L. K. Denckla
Enjoy guaranteed organic produce with this comprehensive
reference for how to select, grow, harvest, and store more than 765
of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. Also included are more than 100
up-to-the-minute organic remedies for 201 diseases and pests. This is
book to demystify the complex organic systems of the garden, and make
vegetable gardening easier and more fun.
Trade paper cover - 496 pages, two-color illustrations throughout.
ORF - $24.95
TO SEED - SECOND EDITION!
by Suzanne Ashworth
This is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific
for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. The book contains
information about each vegetable, including its botanical
flower structure and means of pollination, required population size,
distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the
methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds. Seed
to Seed is widely acknowledged as the best guide available
home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a
small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable
in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the
she recommends for the home garden.
This newly updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes
additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed,
has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge
seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert
from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic,
Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest. 228
pages. Trade paper cover.
S2S - $24.95
FOR THE PASSIONATE GROWER
by Amy Goldman
Amy has made it her life's work to preserve heirloom melons from
extinction. In this exquisitely photographed book, she shares a
varieties we're sure will tempt you with their intriguing shapes and
flavors. Also included are directions on how to grow, propagate
harvest your own heirloom melons. A must for any melon lover!
176 pages – Hardback
MBK - $25.00
THE VEGETABLE GARDENER'S BIBLE
by Edward C. Smith
Discover Ed's High-Yield Organic System for growing your best garden
ever! Ed's four simple principles - Wide Rows, Organic Methods,
Beds and Deep Soil - are all thoroughly covered. This book
will help anyone have the best, most productive garden ever!
how to grow healthier plants with less weeds, less pests and less
without the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals.
information on most vegetables and herbs from artichokes to
Organic pest control methods, using compost, raised beds, wide row
and many more organic growing methods. A must book for any
backyard gardener! 310 pages with hundreds of color
Trade paper cover.
#VGB - $24.95 (click here
to see photographs from the book)
THE ORGANIC GARDENERS HANDBOOK of
NATURAL INSECT and DISEASE CONTROL - 408
pages - Trade paper cover
A complete, problem solving guide to keeping your garden and yard
healthy without chemicals. Sections on vegetables, fruits, herbs,
annuals, perennials, bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines and lawns feature
on preventing problems, along with symptoms of and solutions for major
pests and disease. Detailed illustrations of major vegetables,
and ornamental plants show just how to diagnose problems. Color
#OGH - $24.99
ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBS – 545 pages - Trade
cover - An informative and comprehensive reference book, perfect for
novice, as well as the more experienced, herb gardener. Helpful
on cultivation and usage, with easy to read chapters on crafts,
and yarn dyeing. Suggestions on creating your own theme or medicinal
garden, along with the history and folklore of a variety of herbs,
this a valuable addition to your gardening library.
75 color photographs.
REH - $23.95
ALL-NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA of ORGANIC GARDENING
704 pages - 300 illustrations - Trade paper cover
A new edition of this classic, featuring more than 420 entries
organized alphabetically, written and edited by more than fifty of
America's leading gardening experts! Provides practical, up-to-date
for every gardener - beginner and veteran alike! Includes
of how-to illustrations and step-by-step techniques. Features an
easy-to-use A-to-Z format with more than 420 entries!
#EOG - $21.95
GARDENER’S BIBLE – by Lewis & Nancy Hill – 372 pages –
cover - Fully illustrated throughout with more than 500 color
charts, and garden plans. A primer filled with designs,
and plant varieties for colorful gardens. A must-have for any
#FGB - $27.50
PLANT PROPAGATOR`S BIBLE
By Miranda Smith
Explains techniques for cultivating new plants from seed, cuttings,
budding, and grafting. This book demonstrates each method for different
types of plant using detailed step-by-step illustrations and annotated
photographs, with useful advice on how to create the perfect growing
conditions for your new plants.
192 pages - Tradepaper cover
#PPB - $21.95
THE NEW SEED STARTERS
- 400 pages
Now you can enjoy the benefits of starting
plants from seed. Obtain earlier harvests, greater variety,
seedlings, lower costs, and more satisfaction! This book explains
when to start seeds, what depth to plant them, how to water, what type
of light is best, how to protect your seedlings, and much more in this
complete guide. An encyclopedia section lists more than 200
including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs,
and shrubs, with details on how to start each one from seed.
by Nancy Bubel, a gardener with 30 years experience! 80
plus resource lists. Paperback.
#NSSH - $18.95
THE BIG BOOK OF PRESERVING THE
by Carol W. Costenbader - 348 pages
Enjoy wholesome, healthful foods year round!
With The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, even the busiest folks
can create a well-stocked pantry of fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats,
vinegars, and seasonings for the coming year. Step-by-step
instructions, informative charts, and a host of delicious recipes make
this an indispensable book for anyone interested in storing and
· Canning - Containers and equipment, techniques, safety,
and what to can.
· Drying - Equipment, appropriate foods, drying times, and
· Freezing - Containers and wrappings, dry and wet pack
and safety precautions.
· Pickling - Canning, freezing, refrigerating, equipment
· Preserving - Canning and freezing jams, jellies, and
adding pectin, and gift ideas.
· Cold Storage - What to store in your root cellar.
#HVB - $18.95
The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower
by Marc Rogers - 185 pages
Saving seeds is a time-honored tradition -- one that more gardeners
are rediscovering each year. It can be as simple as growing a few
extra peas or beans for next year's use, as challenging as wintering
cabbage heads, or waiting for the flower stalks to poke up in the
Any gardener can become a successful seed saver -- the only limitations
are your time, space, and interest. Plus, the benefits of growing
and saving your own seeds are many:
· You can select seed each year from the plants best suited
to your garden and your particular growing conditions.
· You can help preserve old-time and regional favorites --
heirloom vegetables and flowers that your grandparents grew, but that
often hard to find now.
· You can share seeds from your own favorite flowers and
vegetables with family and friends.
This book will tell you all you need to know about how to raise,
harvest, and store seeds for the most popular vegetables and ornamental
plants. Each vegetable and flower is discussed in detail.
#SVS - $14.95
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES FOR TREATING DRUG RESISTANT
Exploration into the effectiveness of garlic, echinacea, St. John's
Wort and other herbs to treat diseases that are resistant to
drugs. Step-by-step instructions for tinctures, teas and salves
treat many diseases and infections. A must book for anyone trying
to be more self-reliant in their lifestyle. by Stephen
Buhner 246 pages
"This book explores some of the realities of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria and some of the powerful herbal medicines with which to treat
them. In the coming years, I think many of us will need to
both. I hope that for you, as it has been for me, this knowledge
will be useful." Stephen Harrod Buhner
#ANTB - $24.95
STOREY'S BASIC COUNTRY SKILLS
A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
544 pages; 8 1/2" x 11"; Paperback.
More than 150 expert Storey authors share their specialized
and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent,
life. This is the book for anyone looking to become more
-- from suburbanites with a small backyard plot to country homesteaders
with acres of fields!
This is the best book we've seen on the subject!
Storey's Basic Country Skills features more than 500 pages of easily
understood and readily applicable information.
You will find step-by-step illustrated instructions for every
of country living, including:
#BCS - $24.95
- Finding country land,
- Buying, building, and renovating a home
- Developing water sources and systems
- Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating
- Using alternative heating and energy sources
- Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening
- Controlling garden pests and diseases
- Setting up your own greenhouse
- Small scale farming
- Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple
- Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables
- Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings
- Caring for common farm and ranch animals, as well as domestic pets
- Instructions for making your own soap, heating with wood, making
and butter, basic butchering, curing meats, building fences, plus much
100 HEIRLOOM TOMATOES for the AMERICAN GARDEN by
This book covers every facet of raising these nearly lost treasures
of the vegetable garden. Includes when to plant seeds and
seedlings, ways to prevent foliage diseases, cultivation, propagation
more. Plus, a step-by-step guide to the authors favorite 100
varieties. Beautiful photographs of each variety are included
with a full description and source list. A must for the tomato
246 pages – Trade paper cover
#HTB - $18.95
GOOD BUG BAD BUG
by Jessica Walliser
Good Bug, Bad Bug lets you quickly
identify the most common invasive and beneficial insects (and other
tiny critters) in your garden, and gives the best organic advice
on how to attract the good guys and manage the bad guys without
reaching for the toxic chemicals. Garden expert Jessica Walliser also offers
strategies for dealing with the new bugs in town, those worrisome
strangers that are starting to show up as a result of climate change.
Thirty-six bugs, presented in full color on laminated stock, with
concealed wire binding. Waterproof pages make it sturdy enough to take
into the garden for easy reference. 90 pages – Hardback Cover
#GBBB - $16.95
VEGGIE GARDENER`S ANSWER BOOK - Solutions to Every Problem You`ll Ever
by Barbara W. Ellis
What happens between the hopeful
spring weekend spent planting seeds and the warm summer morning when
the gardener wanders back into the rows of vegetable plants with
picking basket in hand? Plenty! Every healthy vegetable garden
represents an entire world of activity and every vegetable gardener, no
matter how experienced, wants to know more about what's going on in
those tidy rows and how to handle any growing quandary that may arise
throughout the season.
The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book has
all the answers, gathered together in a sturdy little book for handy
in-the-garden reference. Gardeners will find helpful, uncomplicated
responses to questions on planning and planting a vegetable garden,
improving soil, caring for crops, and organically controlling pests and
The second section of the book takes
readers on a veggie-by-veggie tour of the most popular crops, offering
detailed advice on everything from starting seeds to knowing when to
harvest. Having trouble choosing tomato varieties? Need advice on
staking beans? It's all here in easy-to-access answers to everyday
The popularity of vegetable gardening
is at an all-time high. Homegrown vegetables taste great, nourish body
and soul, and provide the additional security of knowing where the
produce comes from and how it was grown. The Veggie Gardener's Answer
Book feeds readers all the insider's tips and tricks, practical advice,
and organic wisdom necessary for growing the very best crops. 431
pages - Hardback Cover
#VGAB - $14.95
COUNTRY WISDOM BULLETINS
Each Country Wisdom Bulletin briefly covers one particular
They are approximately 30-34 pages long and filled with useful
Great for the beginning or even the experienced gardener who is
with an individual bulletin's subject.
Priced at only $3.95 each, these booklets
an inexpensive way to learn more about gardening!
- #A-2 - Wide-Row Planting - Increase your garden's yield with
row method of gardening!
- #A-15 - “SCAT” Pest-proofing Your Garden – Helpful
on keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
- #A-20 - Improving Your Garden Soil – The best
- #A-39 - Building and Using Cold Frames – Stretch
season by up to 3 months and eat healthier!
- #A-49 - Gardening Answers – Everything from
to easy-to-read charts are included in this booklet. Very
- #A-55 - Cooking With Winter Squash and Pumpkins
garden, to storage, to the dinner table, it's all covered!
- #A-61 - Grow 15 Herbs For The Kitchen – How to
and use 15 delicious kitchen herbs.
- #A-73 - Drought Gardening – Learn how to garden
– even with stressful conditions (out of stock)
- #A 76 - Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar –
instructions on constructing and maintaining your own root cellar.
- #A-77 - Cooking With Dried Beans – Everything
know about using dried beans, as well as delicious recipes, are
- #A 87 - Cold Storage for Fruits and Vegetables –
ways to store your harvest without electricity or canning.
- #A 91 - Favorite Pickles and Relishes – Complete
for pickling, as well as tasty recipes included.
- #A 102 - Creating A Wildflower Meadow – The ABC’s of
- #A-104 - Starting Seeds Indoors - Step by step
starting your own transplants indoors.
- #A 105 – Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables - Delicious
(steaming, boiling, stir-frying, microwaving and grilling) are included
in this booklet.
- #A 138 - Grow The Best Peppers – Add variety and pizzazz to
with versatile peppers!
- #A 139 - Easy Composters You Can Build – Learn how to
gardens best friend!
- #A 148 - Extend Your Garden Season: Row Covers and Mulches –
harvest by stretching your season!
- #A 151 - Container Gardening - Not enough room in your
Then this booklet’s for you!
- #A 168 - Natural and Herbal Family Remedies – Various ways
creams, infusions, ointments and poultices to help relieve many common
- #A 171 - Controlling Garden Weeds - Never let the weeds get
hand in your garden again!
- SALSA'S - Easy to make and ambrosial to devour, salsa has
become America’s #1 condiment. Great tips on determining the heat
level of peppers, delicious tried-and-true recipes, along with some
unusual ones, and even directions for preserving your favorite
salsas. See for yourself the difference fresh salsa can make!
- #A 179 - Growing Herbs In Containers – Save garden space
them closer to your kitchen door!
- #A 189 - Grow The Best Tomatoes – Grow the best tomatoes in
- #A 203 - Fertilizers For Free – Improve your soil with as
- #A 204 - All The Onions – Complete instructions on choosing
variety for your area, plus growing methods.
- #A 219 - Growing Herbs For Cold and Flu Relief – Why not try
natural approach this cold and flu season?
Priced at only $3.95 each, these booklets
an inexpensive way to learn more about gardening!
- #A 234 - Planning and Planting A Moon Garden – Work daylight
never get to enjoy the beautiful flowers you’ve planted? Why not
try a night-blooming garden instead?
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