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23. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Ed Smith
...covers raised bed and organic gardening concepts. Deemphasize the section on "companion planting". I found those concepts to be hard to apply.

Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon...Covers fundamental gardening concepts with a thesis of gardening on a minimal budget if your goal is food production for your family. I have read that book several times over. I would recommend skipping the section on how to select a water sprinkler section. This book finally explained composting to me--although composting is of secondary importance. The real thesis of Solomon is how to provide soil nutrients for your vegetables.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I don't favor the close-in plant spacings after reading Solomon

Dave's Garden is highly regarded. I use it to research varieties of vegetables, but not much more. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf /

Look up articles at www.motherearthnews.com for perfectly written and edited articles.

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  - Stupid article  tama   Jun-25-08 10:41 AM   #5 
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     - Country living  tama   Jun-26-08 08:02 PM   #39 
     - Exactly. These are just people keeping up with the damn Joneses  mycritters2   Jun-26-08 08:04 PM   #41 
        - Nope  tama   Jun-26-08 08:29 PM   #42 
     - true...that is really called "exurbia"  Blue_Tires   Jun-26-08 10:34 PM   #46 
        - "Exurbia"  intheflow   Jun-26-08 10:52 PM   #47 
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  - Growing your own food  tama   Jun-25-08 12:29 PM   #15 
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  - Rural vs. urban population ratio  tama   Jun-26-08 12:51 PM   #28 
     - Skyfarming and permaculture  TWriterD   Jun-26-08 11:10 PM   #49 
  - Lighten up tama  jbane   Jun-26-08 03:18 PM   #30 
  - I'm quite content  tama   Jun-26-08 03:58 PM   #32 
  - @ this rate it is sooner than i thought, ouch  natrat   Jun-27-08 06:55 PM   #57 
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  - Yes! real rural!  kineneb   Jun-25-08 01:59 PM   #20 
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        - I would appreciate that!  kimmylavin   Jun-25-08 02:47 PM   #21 
           - The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Ed Smith  TheBorealAvenger   Jun-26-08 08:08 AM   #23 
              - Watching these might be fun  tama   Jun-26-08 03:52 PM   #31 
              - Thanks so much!  kimmylavin   Jun-26-08 07:39 PM   #37 
                 - Happy to help  TheBorealAvenger   Jun-27-08 05:15 AM   #52 
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  - I moved back to the city after living in the suburbs for 16 years and losing a job,  DailyGrind51   Jun-26-08 09:01 AM   #25 
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  - I'll vouch. Davsand lives in the country-not even exurb, real country.  mycritters2   Jun-26-08 08:02 PM   #40 
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