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ROW COVERS AND MULCHES E-HANDBOOK;

Many gardeners fashion cold frames from whatever materials they can find. Others rely on old standby covers, such as hot caps. Regardless of the type, row covers help protect plants from frost, wind, pests, rain and snow.

This e-handbook advises you on the different types of row covers, how to make them and how to use them. Chapters include:

  • Extending Your Garden Season
  • The Ins and Outs of Floating Row Covers
  • Plastic Tunnels and Mulches
  • Planning Your Garden Protection
  • Installing Mulches, Tunnels and Row Covers
  • Timing, Pollination and Optimum Temperatures
  • Storing Protective Covers
  • Frost Dates

Proper protection will result in hardy, healthy plants. 36 pages.

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$9.95

GARDENING WHEN IT COUNTS;

The decline of cheap oil is inspiring increasing numbers of North Americans to achieve some measure of backyard food self-sufficiency. In hard times, the family can be greatly helped by growing a highly productive food garden, requiring little cash outlay or watering.

Currently popular intensive vegetable gardening methods are largely inappropriate to this new circumstance. Crowded raised beds require high inputs of water, fertility and organic matter, and demand large amounts of human time and effort. But, except for labor, these inputs depend on the price of oil. Before the 1970s, North American home food growing used more land with less labor, with wider plant spacing, with less or no irrigation, and all done with sharp hand tools. But these sustainable systems have been largely forgotten. Gardening When It Counts, a Mother Earth News book, helps you rediscover traditional low-input gardening methods to produce healthy food.

Designed for readers with no experience and applicable to most areas in the English-speaking world, except the tropics and hot deserts, this book shows that any family with access to 3-5,000 sq. ft. of garden land can halve their food costs using a growing system requiring just the odd bucketful of household wastewater, perhaps $200 worth of hand tools and about the same amount spent on supplies — working an average of two hours a day during the growing season.

About the author:

Steve Solomon is a well-known West Coast gardener and author of five previous books, including Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, which has appeared in five editions.

Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books to its readers. For more than 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

$21.95

GROWING AND USING TARRAGON E-HANDBOOK;

Tarragon has a somewhat licorice-like taste and a gift for making almost any food taste wonderful! Unlike other herbs, it does not grow from seeds and there are many varieties including French, Mexican and Russian.

This e-handbook describes the history of tarragon, how to plant it, its medicinal uses and many recipes including:

  • Tarragon Vinegar
  • Strawberry-Tarragon Jam
  • Creamy Tarragon Dip
  • Tarragon-Tomato Soup
  • Beef Kebabs with Tarragon
  • Mushroom and Tarragon Baked Fish


Tarragon is best known as a flavoring for eggs, poultry and fish. It is a very versatile cooking herb. 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

GREAT RHUBARB RECIPES E-HANDBOOK;

Growing rhubarb is easy, even for people who have no green thumb. It requires very little care — weeding and a feeding every fall — and deserves to be in every garden.

This e-handbook offers an introduction to this perennial vegetable along with helpful hints on growing you own and how to use it. Chapters include:

  • Choosing & Using Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb at Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Cakes and Desserts
  • Jams, Preserves & Conserves
With the recipes in this handy reference guide, you'll find that rhubarb isn't just for pie anymore! 36 pages.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

Mother Earth News Wiser Living E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95