A delightfully original package, this book gives advice on growing your favorite fruits and berries, and then provides ample instruction on how to prepare or preserve the results.
This book has an answer to every question! Please be aware that even though tomatoes are fruits, they are not covered in this book but she does cover them in her veggie book. I have both and would highly recommend them to any gardener of all levels. I am probably somewhere in the middle and I love her writing style…so easy to understand and doesn’t make you feel stupid. Easy categories and clear index make it easy to refer back and forth.
I found this book at the library and read it cover-to-cover in two days (which is very rare for me, especially with non-fiction) then went out and bought my own copy. Barb Doyen is my HERO! She takes you ALL the way from selecting a spot on your property to plant in, through choosing the best variety of fruit tree or plant for your environment and tastes, through composting, organically getting rid of pests, using household items to aid you in growing, pruning, thinning, harvesting, putting up and cooking your fruit. This book simply has it ALL, EVERYTHING you need to know to get started as a fruit farmer, or you could use it just as a cookbook! Her recipes are fantastic and imaginative, and her writing is interesting and funny. This book is by FAR the most frequently sought-out book in my house, it’s an irreplaceable reference.
This book is a simple, practical, ongoing resource guide to growing many different kinds of fruits. Other books I have read only have your typical fruit trees while this one covers all different kinds of fruits. It even includes some that are not normally presented such as gooseberries and elderberries. It takes you all the way from planting it the first time to ongoing care and pruning. In addition to growing your fruit, it gives you simple ways to preserve and use your harvest. This is a great practical guide to those who are new to growing fruit as well as those who need a refresher course.
- Title: The Farmer’s Wife Guide To Fabulous Fruits And Berries: Growing, Storing, Freezing, and Cooking Your Own Fruits and Berries
- Autor: Barbara Brabec
- Publisher (Publication Date): M. Evans & Company (May 22, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0871319756
- ISBN-13: | 978-0871319753
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