BOOKS

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere by Byron E. Martin , Laurelynn G. Martin

Enjoy fresh java brewed from your own coffee beans or juice from the orange tree growing in a sunny corner of your living room. The authors show you how to successfully plant, grow, and harvest 47 varieties of tropical fruiting plants — in any climate! This straightforward, easy-to-use guide brings papaya, passionfruit, pepper, pineapples, and more out of the tropics and into your home. With plenty of gorgeous foliage, entrancing fragrances, and luscious fruits, local food has never been more exotic. Recipes also included. Author are owners of a famous national Tropical Nursery that has been in their family over 100 years

MSRP $18.95, our price $16.50

How To Grow Citrus Practically Anywhere by Darren Sheriff

A book for people outside the traditional "Citrus Belts" that want to grow their own Grapefruits, Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Etc. A how to book on the ins and outs of growing citrus trees in containers, including fertilizing, soil mixes and of course, cold protection. Written by one of the country's premier authorities, Darren has been given the moniker "The Citrus Guy" and gives many lectures each year on the topic to various groups.

MSRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Grow A Little Fruit Tree by Anne Ralph

Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.

MSRP $16.95, our price $14.95

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Landscaping With Fruit by Lee Reich

Discover the joy of homegrown apples, fresh-picked cherries, and dozens of other fruits with this definitive guide to creating a more delicious backyard! Lee Reich shows you how to grow temperate-zone fruit at home, from site analysis and climate assessment through plant selection, pest control, pruning, and harvesting. A plant-by-plant guide recommends 39 palate-pleasing species that are especially well-suited to the home landscape. Add beauty to your outdoor space while bringing organic fruit to your table. Lee Reich, PhD former agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University, writes a column for Associated Press, author of numerous books and national lectures.

MSRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge

With NM facing drought and/or water shortages this is a handy book to have. Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems parts are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.

MSRP $14.95, our price $12.95

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How Plants Work - The science behind the amazing things plants do by Linda Chalker-Scott

Why do container plants wilt even when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms you with fascinating knowledge that will change the way you garden in easy to understand language. You will learn how to fertilize and prune more effectively, how to weed less than you ever have, and how to determine which garden products are worth your time and money. After reading this book you will know more than 95% of the nursery and gardening professionals out there and if after reading you are not 100% satisfied I will refund your money.

MSRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms by Stephen Russell

From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms. 

MSRP $24.95, our price $21.95

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The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Peter D'Amato
For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind.
You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:


   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.
  •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.
  •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.
Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.. 

Temporary out of stock MSRP $25.95, our price $22.95

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Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

One of the bestselling garden books ever is fresher than ever! Ready to inspire a whole new generation of gardeners.

When he created the “square foot gardening” method, Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer and efficiency expert, found the solution to the frustrations of most gardeners. His revolutionary system is simple: it’s an ingenious planting method based on using square foot blocks of garden space instead of rows. Gardeners build up, not down, so there’s no digging and no tilling after the first year. And the method requires less thinning, less weeding, and less watering.

“I found a better way to garden, one that’s more efficient, more manageable, and requires less work,” Bartholomew explains. Not surprisingly, his method quickly received worldwide recognition and has bee14n written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine. His book, which served as the companion to the nationally acclaimed television series, has sold over 800,000 copies. Now freshened with new illustrations, the book Ingram calls “the largest selling garden book in America” is reissued for the delight of a whole new generation of gardeners.

MSRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times -THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING WITHOUT WASTING WATER by Maureen Gilmer

Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.. 

MSRP $22.95, our price $19.95

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Simple Steps To Success: Fruits and Vegetables in Pots by Jo Whittingham

Using a combination of easily accessible information and inspiring photographs, the Simple Steps series promotes gardening as a real pleasure rather than a back-breaking chore.

In Fruit and Vegetables in Pots, learn simple steps to growing and nurturing your own fruits and vegetables in containers.

MSRP $9.95, our price $8.95

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Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist By Michael Judd

How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too
Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist is a how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too.

With the help of more than 200 beautiful color photos and drawings, permaculture designer and avid grower Michael Judd takes the reader on a step-by-step process to transform a sea of grass into a flourishing edible landscape that pleases the eye as well as the taste buds. With personality and humor, he translates the complexities of permaculture design into simple self-build projects, providing full details on the evolving design process, material identification, and costs.

Chapters cover:

  • Food Forests

  • Raised-Bed Gardens

  • Mushroom Cultivation

  • Easy to Grow Fruits

  • Herb Spirals

  • Huglekultur Beds

  • Earthen Ovens, and more . . .

The book’s colorful pages are filled with practical designs that Judd has created and built over years of workshops, homesteading, and running an edible landscaping business. The book’s designs can be easily grafted to the micro-habits of the urban landscape, scaled up to the acreage of homesteads, or adapted to already flourishing landscapes. Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist is a tool to spark and inform the imagination of anyone with a desire to turn their landscape into a luscious and productive edible paradise.

MSRP $24.95, Our Price $22.50

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Gaia’s Garden A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition by Toby Hemenway

Gaia’s Garden has sparked the imagination of home gardeners the world over by introducing a simple message: working with nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

Many people mistakenly think that “ecological gardening”—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy–even for the beginner–to create a “backyard ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including:

  • Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure

  • Catching and conserving water in the landscape

  • Providing a rewilded and biodiverse habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals

  • Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods

This revised and updated edition also features a chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.

“Gaia’s Garden will be recorded in history as a milestone for gardeners and landscapers. . . An amazing achievement.”–Paul Stamets

MSRP $29.95, our price $26.50

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The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition by Eliot Coleman

A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition

Updated for its 30th anniversary edition; [This book] remains as relevant as ever.”—New York Times Book Review

Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and updated, this 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any agricultural library.

Eliot Coleman’s books and innovative methods have helped innumerable organic farmers build successful farms in deep accordance with nature. The wisdom in this seminal book holds true even as the modern agricultural canon has grown—in large part due to Coleman’s influence as a wise elder with decades of experience. New information has been included in this edition to showcase the new tools and techniques that Eliot has been developing over the last thirty-five years.

Inspired by the European intensive growers, The New Organic Grower, 30th Anniversary Edition, offers a very approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the earth and its stewards for centuries. Gardeners working on 2.5 acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time. The New Organic Grower is ideal for young farmers just getting started, or gardeners seeking to expand into a more productive enterprise.

New material in this edition includes:

  • Beautiful color photographs throughout, taken by master gardener and author Barbara Damrosch (Eliot’s wife and co-farmer)

  • Updated information throughout on how Eliot’s practices have changed through his experiments over the years

  • A new section from Damrosch about incorporating flowers on the small farm

  • More information on new tools Eliot has invented that don’t appear in any of his other books
    MSRP $29.95, our price $26.50

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The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

“Brimming with ingenuity, hope, and eminently practical advice, The Winter Harvest Handbook is an indispensable contribution.”—Michael Pollan

“Useful, practical, sensible, and enlightening information for the home gardener.”—Martha Stewart

With The Winter Harvest Handbook, everyone can have access to organic farming pioneer Elliot Coleman’s hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.

Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from Coleman’s The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

Inside, you’ll find Coleman’s clear, concise, and meticulous details [including many accompanying illustrations] on:

  • Greenhouse construction and maintenance

  • Planting schedules

  • Crop management

  • Harvesting practices

  • Marketing methods

Coleman’s painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.

A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”

The incomparable Eliot Coleman is back.”—The New York Times

MSRP $29.95, our price $26.50

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Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition

If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine.

This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter.

MSRP $24.95, our price $21.95

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Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates

Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a “permaculture paradise” replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa—all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden—intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden’s needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression—also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms.

In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed

I have followed their blog since they first started and they are the real deal. Learning the hard way is often the best way. However learning from them will save you money and heartache, KK

MSRP $24.95, our price $21.95

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Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier

From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles

There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food.

Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders—no annual tilling and potting and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such “minor” crops as ground cherry and ramps (both of which have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought after, anti-oxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than 100 species, illustrated with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.
From the guy's that wrote Paradise Lot and have a highly successful nursery and blog-KK

MSRP $35.00, our price $29.95