Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Near Fine in very good + jacket. Secrets of the famous year-round mulch method. Scarce. Pennsylvania, Rodale Press, 1975, 12th printinjg, Clean, tight 8vo, 218pp. A few very small chips to edges of dust jacket. One of the most popular garden books ever! Mrs. Stout incredibly productive gardens without plowing, hoeing, weeding, cultivating, and the other rituals most gardeners suffer through by using a special mulching method of her own designing. And it works, too!
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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