One Magic Square

One Magic Square

The Easy, Organic Way to Grow your Own Food on A 3-foot Square

Book - 2010
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All it takes to grow your own organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs is One Magic Square

Lolo Houbein has 40 years' worth of gardening wisdom to share--on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square! Sustainable, cost-effective, and creative techniques: how to compost, save water, troubleshoot weeds and pests, create a plant-friendly microclimate, and more Over 40 themed plot designs, from antioxidant-rich and anti-cancer plots to salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry plots Encyclopedic information about every crop in every plot Tips on drying, freezing, pickling, and other ways to get more value and enjoyment from your homegrown produce And her irresistible gardening philosophy ("If herbs wanted to be used frugally, they would also grow frugally. But they don't!") Ever encouraging, often charming, and always practical, this expanded second edition of One Magic Square Vegetable Gardening will help first-time gardeners get started--and help veteran gardeners get results--on a small, easy-to-maintain plot. No actual magic is required!
Publisher: New York, NY : Experiment, 2010.
ISBN: 9781615190126
Characteristics: xvii, 347 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.


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May 29, 2018

I loved this book. It is full of information that is not only practical but brilliant. This is one that should live in the homes of every person who loves to play in the dirt.

puredesigner Apr 14, 2015

It is what it says it is... plans for 3x3 squares, information on organic gardening. Few images.

Jun 24, 2011

Lolo Houbein is a survivor of the WWII famine in Holland, which lends credibility to her food production ideas. She expands on the ideas first presented by Mel Bartholomew in his 1981 classic, Square Foot Gardening. Her ideas seem less expensive, easier, and less time-consuming than Bartholomew's. As The Voice of Experience, she makes some chilling predictions and political observations. One Magic Square is an excellent, very comprehensive resource that would be useful to gardening newbies and old hands alike.


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