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The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book: Secrets of the Year-round Mulch Method

Stout, Ruth, and Clemence, Richard, and Johns, Glenn F (Edited by)

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ISBN 10: 0878570004 / ISBN 13: 9780878570003
Published by Rodale Press., Emmaus PA., 1973
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Turquoise Cloth over boards. 218 p. Audience: General/trade. Gardening: SIGNED, 'happy gardening Ruth Stout' in blue ink pen. The authors' columns appeared in 'Organic Gardening and Farming' magazine beginning in 1953. Through 1971, the nearly 20 years of learning brought changes in technique and patterns of gardening, which Stout in her Foreword notes she has not fully updated within the chapters, but prefers readers know she had made mistakes, later corrected. Sections include 'Throw Away Your Spade and Hoe! ', 'My Answers to the Experts', 'With a Bow to Beauty', 'Variations on the Year-round Mulch System'. Ruth Stout was about 80 when this was published. Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Top edge foxing. Random small soil spots on end papers. Moderate jacket soiling, likely from gardening! Rear DJ flap crease, repaired tear. 5th printing, January 1973. 1st in June 1971. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.82650002705

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Title: The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book: Secrets ...

Publisher: Rodale Press., Emmaus PA.

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: Doddy, James J (Jacket illustration by).

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Can you really have a productive garden without plowing, hoeing, weeding, cultivating, and all the other bothersome rituals that most gardeners suffer through every growing season? "Sure," says Ruth Stout, a prolific author and writer at 80 years young. The reason that Ruth can throw away her spade and hoe and do her gardening from a couch is a year-round mulch covering, 6 to 8 inches thick, that covers her garden like a blanket. Thousands of curious gardeners have visited her Redding, Connecticut garden, including university scientists and horticulture experts. The experts have been dazzled by the technique used by the queen of mulch! But the results of 41 years of gardening experience can't be denied. The Ruth Stout No-Work Gardening Book gives Ruth's unique advice on growing techniques and tells how she has escaped the bugaboos that haunt most gardeners. Her poison-free method of combating slugs and other insects, her scheme for growing tasty vegetables all year, her method of foiling both drought and frost -- these and many other growing secrets are revealed -- secrets that have brought this perky organic gardener season after season of growing pleasure. If you're tired of being a slave to your garden, yet still want to enjoy it without the bother of sprays, weeding, hoeing or other toilsome garden chores, The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Books has the information you need. It's completely tested gardening method, perfected during more than 40 years experience and reported in the pages of Organic Gardening magazine, eliminates gardening strain and toil, and does it organically with no dangerous chemical fertilizers or toxic sprays. Take it easy. Put nature to work in your garden.

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