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Wild Foods Home Garden: How to Grow & Use Wild Plants, Trees, Shrubs & Mushrooms by [Mills, David G.]
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This is a book about growing wild foods at home in your garden. There are many excellent wild native and naturalized foods to be found in Eastern North America, but often they can be hard to find or you are not sure about the quality of the environment they have been growing in. Also, in many cases you are not allowed to pick wild foods from parks or private land, and there aren't a lot of other options around. Maybe you would just like to have the food available in your back yard without having to search for it, and have the peace of mind knowing the type of soil it was grown in.

By having the plants at home, and being able to control the growing conditions, most often the quality of the food is improved. By having the convenience of it growing close to the back door, you are more likely to use them. Many wild foods are more hardy than conventional garden plants, and require less water and fertilizer making some of them foods of the future for areas where the cost of water is high.

The book includes plants for greens and root vegetables. It also includes fruits & nuts, as well as mushrooms.

Based on four and a half decades of wild food gathering and conventional gardening, as well as many years experience growing wild foods at home, this books shows you how to do it, keeps it simple as possible, but gives you a lot of information for making informed decisions on plant choices and how to care for them. Whether the plants are easy to grow and maintain or hard, I tell you. All the methods in this book are organic, and never require the use of chemicals.

The book is divided into four sections. Plants for a full sun garden, plants for a shade garden, trees and shrubs, and mushrooms. Each entry has a full description of the plant, numerous links to outside web pages for further information, and what you need to know to successfully grow them at home. The soil type, soil pH, and the best site for each plant is given. Depending on the plant, growing by seed, by transplanting, buying from a nursery, and propagation by cuttings is discussed. For each plant you are told how to prepare the soil, take care of the plant each year, how and when to harvest, and recommendations on how to use the plants for food.

The mushroom section is not for the advanced grower, it is for the person who would like to grow mushrooms at home for cooking and eating but does not know where to start and does not want to have to buy specialized equipment.

This large book makes extensive use of both internal and external links to help with navigation and to allow for further research. There are 198 internal links and 3486 external links. There are 276 photos, diagrams and maps.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 40022 KB
  • Print Length: 633 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: David G. Mills (March 11 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J6GVTQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,083,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsTried-and-true info by a guy in Ontario that pretty much survived on what he grew and foraged
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