Great selection of gardening books from Heirloom Seeds.

BOOKS

THE HEIRLOOM TOMATO by Amy Goldman

From the world-class garden of acclaimed food writer Amy Goldman, a gorgeously illustrated guide to the world s most beautiful and delicious tomatoes.

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 authors.

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 Don Langevin
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 paper cover.
WCP - $19.95


RODALE`S 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 Tinctures, 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, syrups 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 HARVEST
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 preparations? If you're one of the thousands of fresh-vegetable enthusiasts who finds yourself pondering these critical questions while returning from the farmers' market or produce department of your gourmet grocer, or harvesting in the bounty from your own garden, this is the book with all the answers you'll need.
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 them 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 creative volume.
Trade Paper Cover -  502 pages, two-color; illustrations throughout
GVFC - $16.95



THE TOMATO FESTIVAL COOKBOOK
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 tomato recipes and a whole lot more. There are over 150 mouth-watering recipes, 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 celebrity chefs. Additionally, every page is bursting with valuable information such as tips on seed-saving, advice on growing spectacular tomato crops, directions for preserving tomatoes, tomato lore, and even profiles of regional tomato festivals and growers.
The perfect companion book to Carolyn Male's 100 HEIRLOOM TOMATOES FOR THE AMERICAN GARDEN.
Trade paper cover - 310 pages, two-color illustrations throughout.
TFC - $16.95



THE GARDENER'S A–Z GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

by Tanya L. K. Denckla
Enjoy guaranteed organic produce with this comprehensive plant-by-plant reference for how to select, grow, harvest, and store more than 765 varieties 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 the book to demystify the complex organic systems of the garden, and make healthful vegetable gardening easier and more fun.
Trade paper cover - 496 pages, two-color illustrations throughout.
ORF - $24.95
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SEED TO SEED - SECOND EDITION!
by Suzanne Ashworth
This is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. The book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds. Seed to Seed  is widely acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and tested all of the techniques 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, which has turned the book into a complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, and Northwest.  228 pages.  Trade paper cover.
S2S - $24.95



MELONS 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 hundred varieties we're sure will tempt you with their intriguing shapes and delectable flavors.  Also included are directions on how to grow, propagate and 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, Raised Beds and Deep Soil - are all thoroughly covered.   This book will help anyone have the best, most productive garden ever!  Learn how to grow healthier plants with less weeds, less pests and less disease without the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals.  Practical  information on most vegetables and herbs from artichokes to watermelons.  Organic pest control methods, using compost, raised beds, wide row planting and many more organic growing methods.   A must book for any backyard gardener!  310 pages with hundreds of color photographs.  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 information on preventing problems, along with symptoms of and solutions for major pests and disease.  Detailed illustrations of major vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants show just how to diagnose problems.  Color photos.
#OGH - $24.99





RODALE’S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBS –  545 pages - Trade paper cover - An informative and comprehensive reference book, perfect for the novice, as well as the more experienced, herb gardener.  Helpful information on cultivation and usage, with easy to read chapters on crafts, bouquets, and yarn dyeing. Suggestions on creating your own theme or medicinal herb garden, along with the history and folklore of a variety of herbs, makes this a valuable addition to your gardening library.

225 illustrations.  75 color photographs.
REH - $23.95


RODALE'S 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 North America's leading gardening experts! Provides practical, up-to-date information for every gardener - beginner and veteran alike!  Includes hundreds 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




 

FLOWER GARDENER’S BIBLE – by Lewis & Nancy Hill – 372 pages – Tradepaper cover - Fully illustrated throughout with more than 500 color photographs, charts, and garden plans.  A primer filled with designs, techniques, and plant varieties for colorful gardens.  A must-have for any flower enthusiast.
#FGB - $27.50
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THE 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 HANDBOOK - 400 pages
Now you can enjoy the benefits of starting plants from seed.  Obtain earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier 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 plants, including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs, with details on how to start each one from seed.  Written by Nancy Bubel, a gardener with 30 years experience!  80 illustrations plus resource lists.  Paperback.
#NSSH - $18.95


THE BIG BOOK OF PRESERVING THE HARVEST
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, flavored vinegars, and seasonings for the coming year.  Step-by-step illustrated instructions, informative charts, and a host of delicious recipes make this an indispensable book for anyone interested in storing and preserving foods.
CHAPTERS INCLUDE:
· Canning - Containers and equipment, techniques, safety, and what to can.
· Drying - Equipment, appropriate foods, drying times, and storage methods.
· Freezing - Containers and wrappings, dry and wet pack methods, and safety precautions.
· Pickling - Canning, freezing, refrigerating, equipment and containers.
· Preserving - Canning and freezing jams, jellies, and preserves, adding pectin, and gift ideas.
· Cold Storage - What to store in your root cellar.
#HVB - $18.95

SAVING SEEDS
The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
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 over cabbage heads, or waiting for the flower stalks to poke up in the spring.  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 are 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



HERBAL ANTIBIOTICS
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES FOR TREATING DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA
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Exploration into the effectiveness of garlic, echinacea, St. John's Wort and other herbs to treat diseases that are resistant to traditional drugs.  Step-by-step instructions for tinctures, teas and salves to treat many diseases and infections.  A must book for anyone trying to be more self-reliant in their lifestyle.   by Stephen Harrod Buhner  246 pages
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"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 understand 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 knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life.  This is the book for anyone looking to become more self-reliant -- 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 aspect of country living, including:

#BCS - $24.95


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100 HEIRLOOM TOMATOES for the AMERICAN GARDEN by Carolyn Male
This book covers every facet of raising these nearly lost treasures of the vegetable garden.  Includes when to plant seeds and transplant seedlings, ways to prevent foliage diseases, cultivation, propagation and more.  Plus, a step-by-step guide to the authors favorite 100 heirloom varieties.  Beautiful photographs of each variety are included along with a full description and source list.  A must for the tomato connoisseur!
246 pages – Trade paper cover
#HTB - $18.95
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GOOD BUG BAD BUG
by Jessica WalliserGood Bug Bad Bug
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 exp
ert 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



THE VEGGIE GARDENER`S ANSWER BOOK - Solutions to Every Problem You`ll Ever Face
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 diseases.

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 questions.

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 subject.  They are approximately 30-34 pages long and filled with useful information.  Great for the beginning or even the experienced gardener who is unfamiliar with an individual bulletin's subject.

 Priced at only $3.95 each, these booklets are an inexpensive way to learn more about gardening!

Priced at only $3.95 each, these booklets are an inexpensive way to learn more about gardening!

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