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- DescriptionWhen The Biggle Garden Book was first published in 1908, most people were in the habit of raising their own food and flowers. Jacob Biggle felt that a gardener's success had to do with willpower and passion rather than acreage. The man, woman or youngster who really wants a garden, will somehow manage to have a good one regardless of soil conditions, bad weather, measles in the family, or whether the area of ground at hand is a square acre or a square rod, he wrote encouragingly at the start of the book. That passion for gardening continues today in fields, backyards, and urban community plots across the United States. According to a poll taken in 2009 by the National Gardening Association, more than forty-three million households in the United States grow some of their own food. Learn how to do things the old-school way as Jacob and Harriet Biggle guide you through the fundamentals of: Soil preparation, sowing, and planting Hotbeds and cold frames Fertilization, cultivation, and irrigation Flower gardening with old-fashioned favorites Garden pests and friends With a resurgence in organic farming, heirloom varieties, and self-reliant living, The Biggle Garden Book is more valuable than ever because of the time-tested advice it offers.
- Author BiographyJacob Biggle was the author of a series of books known as the Biggle Farm Library published at the turn of the twentieth century. He is deceased.
- Author(s)Jacob Biggle
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication20/02/2014
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
- Content NoteB&W illustrations throughout
- Weight314 g
- Width127 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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