One Magic Square

One Magic Square

The Easy, Organic Way to Grow Your Own Food on A 3-Foot Square

eBook - 2010
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A Hands-On Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs—Starting with Just One Square Yard!Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years—and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into sources of nourishing, inexpensive, organic food. Amateur gardeners wondering how to get started and veteran gardeners looking for new ideas will be inspired by Houbein's practical, often charming, and always optimistic advice. One Magic Square includes:Earth-friendly tips, tricks, and solutions for establishing and maintaining an organic gardenIllustrated, annotated plans for 30 plots with different themes—including perennials and "pick-and-come-again" plants, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant-rich vegetables, and salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry ingredientsComprehensive information about every plant in every plotColor photographs of the author's own garden—plus helpful illustrationsHoubein family recipes for making the most of your bounty—including salad dressings, fruit and vegetable juices, stir-fries, and more.
Publisher: 2010
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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puredesigner Apr 14, 2015

It is what it says it is... plans for 3x3 squares, information on organic gardening. Few images.

Jun 24, 2011

Lolo Houbein is a survivor of the WWII famine in Holland, which lends credibility to her food production ideas. She expands on the ideas first presented by Mel Bartholomew in his 1981 classic, Square Foot Gardening. Her ideas seem less expensive, easier, and less time-consuming than Bartholomew's. As The Voice of Experience, she makes some chilling predictions and political observations. One Magic Square is an excellent, very comprehensive resource that would be useful to gardening newbies and old hands alike.


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