Successful Berry Growing: How to Plant, Prune, Pick and Preserve Bush and Vine Fruits
A garden without berries is like spring without flowers. But with ever-increasing prices at grocery stores and markets, berries have sadly become a rare treat for most people. Successful Berry Growing is a book to solve this problem for good
A lifelong organic farmer, homesteader and student of everything agricultural, Gene Logsdon knows a thing or two about growing berries. And although Successful Berry Growing is geared to the small-scale or family operation, the information inside is useful for growing berries on any scale. You'll learn how to:
- Optimize your soil for berry growing
- Choose the right berry varieties for your climate
- Properly plant and prune your berry plants
- Keep your plants healthy and disease-free
With detailed information on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, currants, gooseberries, cranberries, elderberries, huckleberries and more, Successful Berry Growing is all you need to grow nature's most delicious candy in your own backyard
Gene Logsdon and his wife Carol have a small-scale experimental farm in Wyandot County, Ohio. Gene is the author of numerous books and magazine articles on farm-related issues, and believes sustainable pastoral farming is the solution for our stressed agricultural system.
Readers interested in related titles from Eugene Logsdon will also want to see: Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills (ISBN: 9781626545953), Getting Food From Water (ISBN: 9781626545984), Homesteading (ISBN: 9781626545960), Organic Orcharding (ISBN: 9781626545793), Two Acre Eden (ISBN: 9781626545823), Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills (ISBN: 9781626545953), Getting Food From Water (ISBN: 9781626545984), Homesteading (ISBN: 9781626545960), Organic Orcharding (ISBN: 9781626545793), Two Acre Eden (ISBN: 9781626545823).
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About the Author
Over the course of his long life and career as a writer, farmer, and journalist, Gene Logsdon published more than two dozen books, both practical and philosophical, on all aspects of rural life and affairs. His nonfiction works include Gene Everlasting, A Sanctuary of Trees, and Living at Nature's Pace. He wrote a popular blog, The Contrary Farmer, as well as an award-winning column for the Carey, Ohio, Progressor Times. Gene was also a contributor to Farming Magazine and The Draft Horse Journal. He lived and farmed in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he died in 2016, a few weeks after finishing his final book, Letter to a Young Farmer.