Post by Joseph Lofthouse on Dec 28, 2014 0:45:57 GMT -5
Congratulations to Carol Deppe on the upcoming publication of her new book, "The Tao of Vegetable Gardening". It is scheduled to be published on January 19th 2015. It is currently available for pre-ordering from her publisher. I'm starting this thread in case any of us want to write reviews about the book or to discuss the ideas presented therein. I'm particularly interested in reading the sections entitled "|'Lofthouse Landrace Moschata' Squash | Apologizing To A Squash | Butternut Squash Cookery |".
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables–tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.
Wonderful news! However this presents an exquisite dilemma - Ms T wants to buy me a belated christmas present - Carol's new book, or Stephanie Alexander's new edition of the Cook's Companion...decisions, decisions
Okay, that goes onto the next book order! Sounds interesting, especially as we are going to have to come up with a better - well, no, not better; different - gardening/family care balance in the next few years.
Post by Joseph Lofthouse on Jan 20, 2015 19:37:47 GMT -5
I received a note from Carol Deppe today. Passing it on.
Hello Gardening Friends-
My new book, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity is now available for preorders and will ship in just a few days. I ask a favor of you. If you plan to buy the book, please preorder it now from the vendor of your choice using the links on my website www.caroldeppe.com. (See the website for a table of contents.) Preorders affect success of a book much more than later orders, and when you use my links I get a referral fee. (If you choose to buy directly from my publisher Chelsea Green, an independent employee-owned publisher, you can use the code and link on my website to get 35% off.) And if you like the book, please post a review on Amazon. Those reviews really help. (And I read every one.)
Please help spread the word by sending this message to your gardening and farming list and to anyone else who might be interested.
I hope you enjoy The Tao of Vegetable Gardening. Thanks for your help in launching the book and making it a success.
Wishing you a great 2015 gardening season,
Silt/clay, high-altitude, super-arid, sun-drenched, irrigated-desert garden. Cold radiant-cooled nights. ~100 frost free days. Grow most of my own locally adapted landrace seed. GDD10C ~1300. Author of Mother Earth News: Landrace Gardening Blog.
Nice review! Thanks for reminding me about this book. I think once I get all the tax papers wrestled into shape (for 4 people, ugh) I am going to treat myself to some books and this will be one of them.
By the way, your direct link didn't work, but I got it by clicking on your blog link in your sig.
Post by 12540dumont on Mar 8, 2015 19:30:25 GMT -5
"My early readings on gardening, springing from post-war can-do approaches, emphasised double digging, order, pest and weed control, stringlines and spacing tools, strict schedules and fertiliser regimes."
I am rolling around laughing. The first time Leo told me I had to plant using a string line (he was very orderly then), I asked him if the plants knew that they were required to go like soldiers down the line? What would he do if I planted some of them crooked? Would the be pulled out for disciplinary action? He was forever handing me spacing tools and tearing out his hair. (10 inches, 11 inches, 9 inches...I'm really quite bad). He has since thrown in the trowel and sort of like me, lets things go with the flow. Now I'm trying to imagine you with flowers in your hair!
Not everything is going to get done. Not unless Joseph gets bored of sorting seeds and turns up on my porch to help me farm, or Steev gets those clones together.
I am so happy to hear that someone else does not like Kale. I do not like Kale. Nope, no matter how much bacon you add to it. I give it all away. But last night we had Mizuna tacos! (Ground Beef, homegrown beans, Queso-from my neighbor, cilantro and mizuna from the garden). I don't think I can ever go back to lettuce.)
If it was up to me, I would never grow broccoli again. I think it's boring. There's so many things I'd rather eat than broccoli. (Artichokes! Bring on the Butter!) But I'll keep growing it and keep serving it because my family expects it.
I think Carol has an odd diet and I'm from North America. She's a "no wheat eater". Sorry, I don't have a problem with wheat, so there will be pasta and pizza, cake, pie, cookies, fresh bread and dumplings at my house.
Thanks for the review Templeton.
I have room for a hedgerow. It's coming along, but it is not my first priority. My first priority is always to grow what I like to eat. I only got 200 of the 500 onion plants started, but I also got carrots, beets, more parsnips and more radishes planted today, so it was a good day. Another day...not EVERYTHING got done.