GROWING FOOD THE NATURAL WAY by Ken & Pat Kraft

GROWING FOOD THE NATURAL WAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Drawing on 30 years' experience cultivating the organic home garden, the Krafts get down to the nitty-gritty of planting, pruning, drainage and pest control for a wide range of vegetables and fruits. They wax positively lyrical about the virtues of compost which, properly utilized, can compensate for all sorts of soil deficiencies, and the novice gardener will appreciate their specificity which goes so far as analyzing the nutrient composition of various manures. The idiosyncrasies of tomato, corn, cauliflower and pumpkin are treated plant-by-plant and there is much sound green thumb advice on combating bugs and blights. Happily the Krafts don't succumb to organic cultism -- the enjoyment of raising your own, even in a window box, is not mired in pedantry or that characteristic and tiresome moralizing on the superiority of all things natural.

Pub Date: Aug. 3rd, 1973
Publisher: Doubleday