Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Thirtieth printing. Stout, sister of the great Rex Stout (creator of Nero Wolfe, ) was an influential gardening expert and long time contributor to 'Organic Gardening and Farming' magazine. Bumped and rubbed with a 1/8" tear at the spine head. Light purplish stain near the upper corner of the front board. Binding square and solid, pages clean and unmarked.
Good. B000MXWAW6 Binding solid, opens easily to a few pages. Former owner name on inner cover. Pages a bit age toned but crisp and clean inside. Light soil and water spots on edges of text block. Dust jacket a bit worn with a 2 by 1 inch chip missing at top front edge. Some edge wear, scuffs and small creases. Corners lightly bumped with mild tip wear to dust jacket.
Love the way the garden is talked about from start to finish with great tips to find products. all her books work together and are a permanent fixture for my garden resources now.
Apr 7, 2011
ruth stout is determined, probably stubborn, yet liberal in her outlook....if you want to do it- do it! she says "I don't do anything I don't want to do, unless I have to...but I don't have to!"
throughout she stresses that "this is the way I do it" rather than this is the only way, or one should do it this way
quite witty and freely expressed
Apr 23, 2009
An Oldie but a Goodie
Ruth Stout mulched her entire garden with slabs of hay and never dug her garden again...AND it WORKED. Whenever a weed peeks thru you throw down another leaf of hay. Our garden last summer, a la Ruth Stout, was the "size of France"...well, OK, maybe not THAT big, but close! We put down 200 bales of hay (even between rows) so that you saw nothing but hay and plants...it was the single most fantastic garden we EVER had, and we've been at it for years. Never once watered the garden either. Just one of our potatoes fed 4 people for supper. This year, we just have to part the hay, plant whatever, and keep adding leaves when needed...best soil we've ever had as the mulch hay does its work...Love Ruth Stout!
Mar 9, 2009
I would recommend this book to all gardeners even if you don't take her advice on some things there is a lot of other info
Jan 22, 2009
I used Ruth's method of gardening for many years and had huge produce and a huge harvest without using any herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers. I was a city girl who never worked in a garden before.
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