Easy Organic Gardening eBook

Food4Wealth Easy Vegetable Gardening

After reading and watching Food4Wealth you will know how to set up a garden that produces many times more than a traditional vegetable garden. Set up a garden that only requires 8 hours of light easy effort per year. Grow food that you can harvest every single day of the year, no matter where you live. Set up a garden that never needs digging. Set up a garden that naturally repels pests. Set up a garden that has virtually no weeds. Grow vegetables and fruit organically. Grow food in any soil, Anywhere IN The World. Collect your own Seeds. Grow your own established seedlings for yourself and to sell. Grow more food than you need and sell the excess.

Food4Wealth Easy Vegetable Gardening Summary

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Author: Jonathan White
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My Food4Wealth Easy Vegetable Gardening Review

Highly Recommended

I started using this ebook straight away after buying it. This is a guide like no other; it is friendly, direct and full of proven practical tips to develop your skills.

As a whole, this manual contains everything you need to know about this subject. I would recommend it as a guide for beginners as well as experts and everyone in between.

Gardeners Delight

The best known of all tomatoes, 'Gardener's Delight,' or 'Sugar Lump,' is of German origin, bred by Paul Tellhelm, and introduced in 1950. The plant is a reliable producer. 3 Hybrid, 75 days One of the Del series raised by Lewis Derby of the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in England. Bred from 'Gardener's Delight' (opposite), others in the series include the yellow 'Daffodel,' pink 'Rosadel,' and pale yellowish 'Albadel.'

Selecting and Sfoving

Try visiting a local farmers market they are often packed with fresh vegetables that have been picked just a few hours before. Or plant your own vegetable garden. There is nothing more satisfying than eating home-grown ruby red tomatoes or crisp zucchini that you have harvested yourself. And gardening can help you become more physically active.

Origin botanical fActs

Nations that export bamboo shoots may harvest cultivated plantations or native forests. Unfortunately, lack of regulation has allowed excessive harvesting, which has led to a decline in some native forests. In contrast, because many hardy bamboo species spread uncontrollably, U.S. home gardeners who want to grow bamboo should construct an underground barrier wall to prevent its spread.

Squash Or Pumpkn Blossom Frtters Pueblo Style

f you're a gardener or truck farmer, you can do this otherwise you'll not find blossoms. Farmers must thin the blossoms of these vines, because the vine can support only a couple of pumpkins or a few squash. But they don't usually bring the flowers to market. perhaps you can persuade a local organic grower to give you some, or your health food co-op to carry them in their short early-summer season. and a potential big-flower-harvest at season's near-end when the shortnss of the growing season left means no flowers can finish fruit.

Production and cultivation

In the USA three distinctive types of parsley are commonly grown, although there are several types of parsley cultivated in different parts of the world. The curly-leaf or common parsley var. crispum is widely cultivated in the USA, Germany, France, Hungary and Belgium. Common parsley types are Moss curled, Dark moss, Banquet, Colored, Market gardener, Decorator, Deep green, Improved, Sherwood. These types are used primarily as dried or dehydrated in food products, but mostly used fresh as garnish. These curly types are quite versatile, typically 8 to 14 inches (20-35 cm) tall, forming dense clumps, which are great for borders or inter-planting in the garden beds, not to mention growing in containers. The Italian parsley var. neopolitanum Danert is flat with crisped leaves and is also known as flat-leaf or plain, its types are known as Plain, Plain Italian Dark green. Italian parsley is used to flavour sauces, soups and stews. This can grow quite tall (2-3 ft 1 m) and is more gangly...

Chronology of This Book

For Christmas, my mother-in-law gave my husband Mike and me a subscription to Organic Gardening, along with some back issues. Wrote the table of contents. (Believed I could finish the book in 2 months.) Placed an ad to appear in the November and December 1970 issues of Organic Gardening. I tried another classified ad in Organic Gardening 2 months at 200 month, and this time only one order. I tried selling to libraries and bookstores, working from mailorder lists, but they wouldn't buy at a high enough price to allow me a profit. There had to be another way to reach potential buyers with no middjeperson. In the meantime, Viola rented her apartment. We moved the bookmaking to Diann's home, but it outgrew her living room. We had to find another place to do it. We rented an empty restaurant on Main Street in Kendrick for 75 a month. We collated on the abandoned counters and, with great care, settled in the precious new 1,200 mimeograph machine which, by the grace of God, had been allowed...

Machinery for Cultivation

Rototiller A rototiller is a little gas-powered tilling machine that you follow down its path. We use a spring-tooth harrow on the ground in the spring then we till with the rototiller once before planting and several times at later intervals to take out weeds. Some people love rototillers. The typical, organic rototiller gardener tills both spring and fall and cultivates with the machine again during spring and summer as needed for weeds. Some tillers have shredder grinder attachments that help make compost. When organic gardeners combine tilling with lots of mulching, manuring, and composting, they can produce wonderful soil that just keeps getting better and deeper. Rototillers are expensive to buy new used ones are cheaper. Advertise in a wanted-to-buy column in your newspaper. Most gardeners around here plow their garden in early spring and then come through and rototill and they rototill several more times through the summer as needed to keep the weeds down. There are lots of...

Integrated pest management

An environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides is integrated pest management (IPM), which is usually available to home gardeners only by mail order. Certain insects are mass bred for their natural predatory habits and then released so they can seek out and attack their target prey. Some of the beneficial predators include predatory mites and lacewing.

Genetic Dwarf Peaches and Nectarines

'Bonanza' A medium-sized, yellow-fleshed freestone with a red blush, this was the original genetic dwarf peach developed for the home gardener from earlier dwarfs like 'Flory'. It has a moderate-chill requirement (about 500 hours below 45* F), and the fruit rip eas in mid-June in California Good for the West and South. Origin California

The Business of Herbs

Frontier Natural Products Co-op offers a wide selection of natural and organic foods and personal care products, plus bulk and bottled herbs, spices, and baking flavors, etc. 800-669-3275 2990 Wilderness Blvd., Ste. 200, Boulder, CO 80301 www.frontiercoop.com. Indiana Botanic Gardens sells by mail-order dried herbs, essential oils, floral scents, potpourri, spices, etc. Free catalog orders 800-644-8327 info 800-514-1068 or 219-947-4040 fax 219-947-4148 PO Box 5, Hammond, IN 46325 www.botanichealth.com. Lor Ann Oils sells essential oils, flavorings, and specialty ingredients for soap-, candle-, and food-crafters 4518 Aurelius Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 800-862-8620 517882-0215 fax 517-882-0507 customercare loran-noils.com www.lorannoils.com. Penzeys Spices offers 250+ spices and spice blends for gourmet cooks including arrowroot, vanilla beans, ajwain seed, annatto seeds, cassia buds, and gumbo fil 262-785-7676 800-741-7787 PO Box 924, Brookfield, WI 53008-0924 www.Penzeys.com. Herb Plant...

Greenhouse Hydroponics Aquaculture Combo

Greenhouse water can be recycled to raise edible fish or to do hydroponic gardening. Fish Farming in Your Solar Greenhouse by William Head and Jon Splane explains how to use greenhouse water as a heat-storage material for growing fish and how to use the leftover food and body wastes of fish to grow vegetables. Thus all you must buy or obtain is fish food (for tilapia and catfish), and your crop is both vegetables and mature fish. William Head also wrote Gardening Under Cover, from which I quote (pp. 100-103)

Subtropical and Tropical Fruits

That eastern Washington widow Florence Merrifield, who retired in Jalisco, Mexico, keeps sending me tantalizing progress reports My banana tree has a bunch of bananas ready and 2 other hands forming. Papayas are getting ripe and some have fallen. And mangos . . . there must have been a ton on the seven large trees in my garden. At last they are all about gone. I also have a large vegetable garden. Some green beans and cukes ready now. Planted 5 more banana trees Saturday In general, southern or subtropical fruits can't handle freezing or temperatures close to it. Hawaii, southern California, and southern Florida are the most tropical U.S. zones. Northern gardeners can sometimes grow these plants in containers, moving them indoors during cold weather, or in greenhouses, or simply in the house in a sunny window. Tropical Fruit Information if you can't grow them, but long to eat organically grown tropical fruits, you can order mangos, bananas, avocados, grapefruit, oranges, and honey...

Canning Methods and Supplies

Old Canning Stuff

Get ready for your food preserving ahead of time, because when the harvest is on you'll be frantic. Good supply sources for home canners Cumberland General Store 800-334-4640. Gardener's Kitchen (old-fashioned no-phone lifestyle great lids and prices) PO Box 322, Monument Beach, MA 02553 gkitchen cape.com www.gardeners kitchen cape.com. Home Canning Supply offers a free catalog 800-3544070 760-788-0520 1815 La Brea St., Ramona, CA 92065 sales homecanningsupply.com www.home canningsupply. com. Lehman's Non-Electric 888-438-5346 www.lehmans. com.

Where should I grow my tomatoes

Cultivation Kitchen

These sealed plastic bags provide a very popular and fairly cheap method of growing tomatoes, particularly cordon plants such as 'Ailsa Craig' (p32) or 'Gardener's Delight' (p42). They are filled with a proprietary growing medium, usually based on fertilized peat or a peat substitute, but you could try using ordinary bags of soil mix. Many, however, contain just 9 gallons (35 liters) of mix and are very shallow, giving little space for healthy root growth. They can be quite tricky to keep evenly watered, and regular feeding is essential. You could stand bottomless pots on top of the growing bag and fill these with soil mix so that the plant can root to a greater depth (this is called ring culture). the vegetable garden, or perhaps on an allotment or in a field. Good crops can result from plants in any of these situations. It is, however, important to consider choosing plants that are more resistant to pests and diseases (pp114-119) tomato blight in particular can be a problem with...

Coping with Pests and Pestilence

If you plant and then find that something else ate most of a crop before you got there, you won't be the first person it ever happened to. The number of possible plant diseases and plant-devouring insect species, to say nothing of fungi and garden-munching mammals, is legion. pest Control Info There's fun-to-read, reliable info in Bugs, Slugs and Other Thugs Controlling Garden Pests Organically by Rhonda Massingham Hart (1991). Another good entry in this field is Common-Sense Pest Control by William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, and Helga Olkowski, a huge encyclopedia of least-toxic methods of dealing with pests that afflict home, garden, pets, or human bodies. The Olkowskis founded a nonprofit organization called the BioIntegral Resource Center that answers members' questions about least-toxic pest controls and publishes Common-Sense Pest Control Quarterly and The IPM Practitioner (a monthly for professionals) PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707 510524-2567 www.birc.org. IPM stands for...

Quality

To sell organic spices, quality considerations are most important. Since no chemicals are used for fertilization, control of pest and diseases, elimination of weeds and growth acceleration, some buyers fear that the microbial population in the end products could be on the higher side than those prepared conventionally using these inputs. As there is no opportunity for the use of chemicals in crop production, the products should be absolutely free from their residues including pesticides and fungicides. In brief, three important parameters to market organic food are the following

Peaches

The peach is one of the most popular of homegrown fruits. Both peaches and their close relatives, the nectarines, are at their best when tree ripened, so a home gardener's time and effort are rewarded To produce great peaches the climate must fulfill high-chill requirements (700 to 1,000 hours of cold winter weather at 46 F or below) unless otherwise stated. This should be followed by warm dry spring weather and hot summers. Gardeners not blessed with this prime cli

Life cycle

A microscopic thread-like strand (called the hypha) grows from the spore and spreads in the soil under suitable conditions and having available organic food material. This thread continues growing and branching, eventually forming an entangled, very fine three-dimensional mass (called mycelium) that is visible to the naked eye. This network of threads completely penetrates the organic food source like mold and it keeps growing as long as a food source is available.

Work of Odd Moments

However, within an overall structure of formal and actual subordination, women were generally expected to act with considerable autonomy. In the English traditions with which the colonists were familiar, not only the kitchen and other areas within the house, but also the vegetable garden, livestock and poultry pens, and dairy barn, were considered the woman's domain. Jeanne Boydston points out that throughout the colonial heyday of the independent family farm, ''women were responsible for providing

Chicken Walnut

One summer afternoon, Nasrettin Hoca, working on his vegetable garden, stopped to rest his tired bones. The shade of his wahut trees beckoned him to a siesta. With his legs outstretched and his back resting on the trunk, he relaxed. As he did so, he caught sight of a huge watermelon outgrowing its slender stem.

Freerange Chickens

A term related to free-range is organic, which has recently been defined by the USDA as food produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. See page 512 for additional information on organic foods.

Meats

MEAT DISHES Beef with Onions 114 Short Ribs in Pot 114 Eggplant Kebab 115 Gardener's Kebab 116 Kebab Papillote 116 Shish Kebab 117 Steam Kebab 118 Yogurt Kebab 119 Potted Lamb with Rice 120 Cultured Meatballs 121 Lady Meatballs 122 Fried Meatballs 122 Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 123 Shish Meatballs 124 Turkish Meat Loaf 125 Lamb Chops Thyme 125 Roast Leg of Lamb 126 Spring Lamb with Lettuce Leaves Sultan's Delight 128

Dream Again

Beyond the vegetable garden we planted a field of corn. For its golden salt and butter taste, and for the movie Field of Dreams. I walk through the field every Summer with the tall green stalks brushing against my shoulders and imagine, I, too, hear voices in the rustling. The voice of my grandmother telling me to remember my dreams.

Crop rotation

To follow a four-year crop rotation, divide the vegetable garden into four areas. On the first plot, grow tomatoes and other members of the same (Solanaceae) family, such as eggplant and potatoes. You can also include root crops, such as carrots and beets, with this group. In the second year, move the tomatoes and roots to the second plot,

The Orchard

One day, President John Kennedy was conferring with his gardener about a new tree that was to be planted. Wanting to produce quicker results for the President, the gardener explained to Kennedy that the species of tree he had chosen was a very slow growing variety that would not reach maturity for one hundred years. Perhaps he would like to choose another But Kennedy's inimitable answer was, Then we have no time to lose. The tree must be planted today

Future trends

The organic spice trade is of particular interest to many developing countries growing spices. It should be noted that the initial growth in the organic spice sector is encouraging. Some organic food experts visualize that insufficient supply of organic spices, especially those which are required in large quantities, might become a problem in the next few years (George 1999b). Although the overall picture for the organic spice sector is promising, there are a number of potential risks to be borne in mind. There could be occasional oversupply of a given spice leading to erosion of price attraction. Further, other forms or methods of environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture are likely to result in increased competition in the future. In addition, unfavourable press reports and scare stories on higher microbial contamination in organic foods, in general, as they are not treated with chemicals also cannot be discounted (George 2000).

Saving Seeds

Books for Seed Savers Seed to Seed Seed Saving Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener by Suzanne Ashworth is a complete guide for saving the seeds of 160 vegetables. For each vegetable it gives the botanical classification, method of pollination, isolation distance, caging technique, seed harvest, and methods of drying, cleaning, and storage, plus a source list for seed-saving supplies and instructions in how to sell surplus seeds. Another good book on seed saving is Seeds of Change The Living Treasure (Harper San Francisco, 1993). Still another is Saving Seeds The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds by Marc Rogers (1990). Peter Donelan's book Growing to Seed is a good one on home seed production (available from Bountiful Gardens). Also check out Vegetable and Herb Seed Growing, a pamphlet by Douglas C. Miller (1977). Nancy Bubel's solid 1978 work, Seed Starter's Handbook, includes 84 pages on collecting and storing seed. And then there's Growing and...

Cherries

All cherries require considerable winter chilling, which rules out planting in the mildest coastal and Gulf climates, but they are also damaged by early intense cold in fall and by heavy rainfall during ripening. Sweet cherries are especially tricky for the home gardener, but try them where summer heat and winter cold are not too intense. Sour, or pie, cherries are more widely adaptable and are good for cooking and canning. These are the most reliable for home gardeners, and there are

Organic farming

Approximately 2 of the US food supply is grown using organic methods. Since 1990, sales of organic products have shown an annual increase of at least 20 , the fastest-growing sector of agriculture. In 2001 retail sales of organic food were projected to be 9.3 billion (Organic Consumer Trends, 2001). Organic foods can be found at natural food stores and major supermarkets, as well as through growers' direct marketing such as CSAs (community supported agriculture) and farmers' markets. Many restaurant chefs across the country are using organic produce because of its superior quality and taste. Organic food is also gaining international acceptance, with nations such as Japan and Germany becoming important international organic food markets. Although in 2000 it represented only around 3 of the total European Union agricultural area, organic farming has in fact developed into one of the most dynamic agricultural sectors in the European Union. The organic farm sector grew by about 25 a year...

Celery

Growing celery (Apium graveolens dulce) is slow and challenging. It's not a basic sustenance plant like carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes. But garden-fresh celery tastes better than any store-bought celery, so you might want to try for it. varieties Don't plant the type of celery seed that's used for flavoring that variety doesn't make an edible stalk, but it quickly produces abundant seed. Commercial-type celery is better adapted for intensive commercial growing in a suitable part of the country (celery probably originally grew in a swamp) than for your garden. Home gardeners may prefer one of the nonblanching varieties or cutting celery, an ancestor to the commercial variety . . . Cutting Celery. Lane Morgan We have good soil and coolish weather, so I've tried all kinds of celeries. Of all that temperamental clan, I think the easiest for the home gardener is 'leaf celery' 'cutting celery,' 'Chinese celery,' 'kin tsai,' or Apium graveolens secalinum . Nichols sells it as French Celery...

Allium Group

Chives are at their best in late spring. Cut off the thin grasslike top. Don't be afraid to cut your chives. They always seem able to recover and grow more, and cutting a plant keeps the leaves tender. You can also harvest the green-onionlike base and use it, but then it couldn't grow you more green tops. If you don't prevent flowering, fewer green leaves will grow. But the pomponlike flowers are pretty, so you could put 1 patch of chives in your flower garden. Withered leaves in spring means you should add fertilizer. Saving Seed. Chives are a bee-pollinated perennial. If you were a professional gardener with several chive varieties, you'd have to raise each in isolation to give pure seed, but at home, crossing is almost never a problem with chives. The seed is black and very small. As soon as you can see it, harvest. Otherwise, you risk loss from shattering. Seeds remain viable only about 2 years. Varieties. Globes come in yellow, white, purple, red, Bermuda, and many...

Pawpaws

This fruit is a North American relative of the South American custard apple (cherimoya). The fruit doesn't survive shipping, so it's not a commercial crop, but for the home gardener this can be a wonderful choice. A deciduous shrub (with leaves up to a foot long), the pawpaw can also be pruned into a single-trunked tree and grow as tall as 20-30 feet high, but it's more naturally inclined to be the sort of plant you'd use as a screen or hedge. They can grow in either

World trade

No reliable published data are available on global trade in organic agricultural products. The International Trade Centre, Geneva has, however, carried out a market survey in Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Italy) and in the United States and Japan in 1997. According to this survey, retail sales of organic foods in these markets were estimated at US 11 billion. The survey did not include Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries. Including these countries, the organic food trade in 1997 would have been over US 12 billion. According to the statistics published by the International Trade Centre, spices are also important organic products marketed globally (Anon. 1999). Demand for organic spices varies considerably from country to country and in the kind of spices in a particular country. At present, only a few European countries, USA, Canada and Japan are looking for organic spices. However, countries such as Australia, New...

Bamboo

James Clever, the Bamboo Gardener, distributes Daphne Lewis's books and carries an extensive listing of books, catalogs, newsletters, proceedings, reprints, and back issues of old newsletters and journals on bamboo and Japanese gardening, plus young bamboo plants and tools for digging and dividing. His website also is rich in links to other bamboo sites 206-782-3490 PO Box 17949, Seattle, WA 98107 bambuguru earthlink.net www.bamboo gardener.com .

Goodhi Bhaji

Marrows are a vegetable freely available in most Western countries and which most people with a vegetable garden and sufficient time find very easy to grow. This recipe, a typically vegetarian one, makes use of only young marrows which should never be more than about six or seven inches in length. I must confess that whenever 1 have tasted marrows cooked in a Western style, they always seem rather insipid to me, but having tasted the Indian method of cooking them, I consider that Indian cooks have hit upon a method of spicing which brings out the true flavour of the marrow.

Filberts Hazelnuts

The European species, C. avellana and C. maxima, have produced the principal cultivars that furnish commercial nuts. These same cultivars are top choices for the home gardener in regions where filbert blight an incurable hark fungus is not present. In blight-infested regions, look for hybrid filberts cresses between European filberts and resistant American species. All European and hybrid filberts need a second filbert, as a pollinator.