Gardening Books We Wear Out

The Edible Italian Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Creasy offers recommendations for selecting and growing the best varieties of Italian herbs and vegetables: basil, broccoli rabe, fava beans, and tomatoes."
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The Edible Salad Garden

By Rosalind Creasy

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"Creasy shows readers how to grow favorite salad greens and vegetables then prepare them using delicious and unique recipes."

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The Great Chile Book

By Mark Miller with John Harrisson

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"The Coyote Cafe cookbook was a howling success that spawned a wonderful pair of posters created by Mark Miller. This full-color handbook presents an expansion of the posters' information in book form, covering 100 chiles (50 each of fresh and dried), each with a color photograph, hotness scale, and brief description.  The Great Chile Book also includes background information, an introduction to the use of chiles in the cuisines of Mexico and the Southwest, and delicious recipes from the kitchen of the Coyote Cafe."

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The Great Salsa Book

By Mark Miller

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"This sparkling full-color cookbook features 100 widely varied recipes-tomato and tomatillo, chile, tropical, fruit, corn, bean, garden, ocean, exotic, and nut, seed, and herb. Includes hints on handling volatile peppers, suggested accompaniments, and, of course, a heat scale."
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The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener

By Eliot Coleman

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"In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: *Farm-Generated Fertility-how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. *The Moveable Feast-how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. *The Winter Garden-how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. *Pests-how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. *The Information Resource-how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live."
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The Vegetarian Grill: 200 Recipes for Inspired Flame-Kissed Meals

By Andrea Chesman

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"At last, vegetarians can take leave of the hot kitchen and be part of the casual backyard fun long reserved for carnivores. Non-vegetarians, too, can take a healthy break from, or find the perfect side dish for, their usual outdoor fare. In 200 grill-tested recipes for smoky, succulent, fire-kissed food, Andrea Chesman makes room on the grill for a feast of new foods and flavors, from simple sides and salads to hearty burgers, burritos, pizzas, pastas, and more."
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