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Grow Cook Eat, By Willi Galloway #8918
This full circle book is a great gardening guide that takes you through the cycle from planting a seed in the soil to sitting down to a meal prepared with your own vegetables. Included are the fundamentals of planting, how to grow and harvest 50 different vegetables and herbs, and an easy and enticing recipe for each one. Beautiful color photographs throughout the book are inspirational and the author's advice on each crop is easy to understand and clearly drawn from her own
experience. I could read this book everyday just for its beauty and its fresh new ideas and insights. 304 pages.
Celebrate your just-picked produce with these wholesome, delicious recipes that help turn what you grow into wonderful meals. The author organizes the book by crop-readiness, with the progression of recipes following the growing season. The vegetables are the stars of these recipes, which are simple yet innovative enough to be really enticing. Also included are tips for growing, harvesting, and cooking, plus nutritional facts about each vegetable. This book belongs on the bookshelf of those who love to cook as well as those who love to garden. 175 recipes and 501 pages.
The Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival inspired this beautiful cookbook featuring elegant photographs and 50 mouth-watering recipes, such as Cherokee Purple Tomato BLT and Five-Minute Brandywine Sauce. It includes a discussion on favorite heirloom varieties, wine pairings, and tips on cultivating tomatoes, but it is really the recipes and the delicious flavors they promise that will make you want to grow these heirlooms. 132 pages.
The author invented this method, which has become very popular because it is such an easy way to start a garden. It is a simple set-up that works for anyone who wants to grow twice as much in half the space with a minimum of effort. Vegetables, flowers, and herbs grow beautifully in raised beds filled with soil mix and divided into 16 squares, each 1 foot long and wide. The book takes you through how to do it yourself with thorough descriptions of all the steps. 272 pages.
Replacing the Automator, these trays work the same way to warm the soil and protect plants against cutworms and droughts. The innovation is the red plastic that reflects red light back to plants, a benefit which some university studies show helps stimulate plant growth. The tray holds 1/2 gallon of water and has 4 holes for fertilizer, allowing slow, steady feeding with each watering. Split tray design allows for easy installation around plant stems.
Salsa Screen for Roma Tomato Strainer #7678
Keep all of your varieties straight by identifying plants with these six-inch long white plastic labels. They are made from a high quality plastic that is strong enough not to bend when pushed into the soil. Be sure to use a waterproof marker to write the variety names on each label. Each package contains 50 labels.