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One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening

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One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening

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

All it takes to grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs is One Magic Square
Lolo Houbein has 40 years' worth of gardening wisdom to share—on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square!

  • Sustainable, cost-effective, and creative techniques: how to compost, save water, troubleshoot weeds and pests, create a plant-friendly microclimate, and more
  • Over 40 themed plot designs, from antioxidant-rich and anti-cancer plots to salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry plots
  • Encyclopedic information about every crop in every plot
  • Tips on drying, freezing, pickling, and other ways to get more value and enjoyment from your homegrown produce
  • And her irresistible gardening philosophy ("If herbs wanted to be used frugally, they would also grow frugally. But they don't!")
  • Ever encouraging, often charming, and always practical, this expanded second edition of One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening will help first-time gardeners get started—and help veteran gardeners get results—on a small, easy-to-maintain plot. No actual magic is required!

    All it takes to grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs is One Magic Square
    Lolo Houbein has 40 years' worth of gardening wisdom to share—on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square!

  • Sustainable, cost-effective, and creative techniques: how to compost, save water, troubleshoot weeds and pests, create a plant-friendly microclimate, and more
  • Over 40 themed plot designs, from antioxidant-rich and anti-cancer plots to salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry plots
  • Encyclopedic information about every crop in every plot
  • Tips on drying, freezing, pickling, and other ways to get more value and enjoyment from your homegrown produce
  • And her irresistible gardening philosophy ("If herbs wanted to be used frugally, they would also grow frugally. But they don't!")
  • Ever encouraging, often charming, and always practical, this expanded second edition of One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening will help first-time gardeners get started—and help veteran gardeners get results—on a small, easy-to-maintain plot. No actual magic is required!
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    • Lolo Houbein first learned about growing food from her Uncle Wim, whose garden saved the family from famine during World War II in Holland. In 1958, she emigrated to Australia with her husband and children. She studied literature and anthropology at the universities of Adelaide and Papua New Guinea, and has written numerous books and articles on humanitarian and conservation topics. Houbein lives and gardens in the Adelaide Hills of Australia.

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