Edible Plants
Berries, Rasp- & Black: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-33
Berries, Rasp- & Black
Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-33
Paperback      ISBN: 0882662074

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Berry Finder: A Guide to Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits
Berry Finder
A Guide to Native Plants with Fleshy Fruits
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0912550317

Easily Identify the Berries You Find

Enjoy learning how to identify berries with this guide from celebrated author Dorcas Miller. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of berries in no time. And its small size makes it just right for fitting in a pocket or pack when you go for a hike.

Features:

  • Refers to all fleshy fruits as berries, whether they are drupes, pomes, accessory fruits, aggregates, or true berries.
  • Includes native species as well as some cultivated species that have escaped to the wild
  • Helps you identify plants with fleshy fruit 1 inch in diameter or smaller, found in Eastern North America.
  • Describes ripe fruits, as most unripe fruits are green or white, and many turn several colors before maturing

Note that this is a plant identification book, not a guide to edible plants

Best Roses, Herbs, and Edible Flowers
Best Roses, Herbs, and Edible Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 1328618447
A quick-reference guide to roses, herbs, and edible flowers for gardeners with little experience and time.

Roses represent love and beauty. Their colors and fragrance create the standard by which many other flowers are measured. Cultivated around the world for perfume, roses have a sweet and unforgettable scent. However, many would-be rose gardeners believe that roses require constant care and lavish doses of sprays and chemicals. Roses do require attention, but their glorious flowers make all your efforts worthwhile, and the roses in this book were chosen because they are tried-and-true, proven performers.

Of the many types of plants that grow in our gardens, herbs and edible flowers hold a very special place. People use herbs and edible flowers to heal their bodies, calm their minds, add fragrance to their homes, and flavor and preserve their foods--herbs improve the quality of our lives.

This colorful, photo-filled book takes the guesswork out of gardening with the easiest-to-grow and best-performing roses, herbs, and edible flowers. No trial and error--get it right the first time
Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable, Fruit & Herb Gardening [With 1 Year Subscription to Better Homes & Gardens]
Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable, Fruit & Herb Gardening [With 1 Year Subscription to Better Homes & Gardens]
Paperback      ISBN: 0470638567

Make your backyard a farmer's market with Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardening

If you want the freshest fruits, vegetables, and herbs around, why not grow them yourself? Home gardens are a great way to slash your grocery budget and eat great food throughout the year. Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardening from Better Homes and Gardens is packed with simple step-by-step guidance on starting your own easy and affordable kitchen garden.

The book includes explanatory diagrams, photographs and charts, and clear instructions that make planting, feeding, and harvesting your garden a breeze. This easy-to-follow guide covers it all-from container gardens, to large-scale garden projects, to a little herb garden on the balcony.

  • Features more than 150 encyclopedia entries of vegetables, fruits, and herbs with step-by-step instructions on planting, growing, and harvesting
  • Illustrated with more than 450 beautiful full-color photographs that offer helpful guidance and plenty of inspiration
  • Includes special sections on storing your harvested foods as well as tips on composting and helpful seasonality charts
  • Offers garden projects and planting plans with shopping lists for tools and plants.

Whether you want to start a major new edible garden project or just add a little fresh produce to your pantry, Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardeningis the easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide you need.

Boletes of Eastern North America
Boletes of Eastern North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 081563482x

Of all the groups of wild mushrooms, none have engendered more enthusiasm and affection than the boletes. Their inherent beauty, abundance, and, for many, culinary appeal have firmly established boletes in the hearts of mushroom hunters around the world. The habitats, geographic distribution, and ecology of boletes--including the intriguing relationships they have with trees and shrubs--only add to their interest.

Boletes of Eastern North America offers readers a comprehensive field guide, including extensive descriptions and more than 350 rich color photographs. Each species listing includes the most recent scientific name with existing synonyms; common names when applicable; and an overview that includes field impressions, similar species, and detailed information about habitat, fruiting frequency, and geographic distribution. Because boletes are one of the most sought-after wild mushrooms, the authors have also included a section with information on collecting, cooking, and preserving them. Advanced students and professional mycologists, as well as amateur mushroom hunters, will find this field guide an indispensable resource.
Boletes of Eastern North America
Boletes of Eastern North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0815610742

Of all the groups of wild mushrooms, none have engendered more enthusiasm and affection than the boletes. Their inherent beauty, abundance, and, for many, culinary appeal have firmly established boletes in the hearts of mushroom hunters around the world. The habitats, geographic distribution, and ecology of boletes--including the intriguing relationships they have with trees and shrubs--only add to their interest.

Boletes of Eastern North America offers readers a comprehensive field guide, including extensive descriptions and more than 350 rich color photographs. Each species listing includes the most recent scientific name with existing synonyms; common names when applicable; and an overview that includes field impressions, similar species, and detailed information about habitat, fruiting frequency, and geographic distribution. Because boletes are one of the most sought-after wild mushrooms, the authors have also included a section with information on collecting, cooking, and preserving them. Advanced students and professional mycologists, as well as amateur mushroom hunters, will find this field guide an indispensable resource.
Book of Herbs: An Illustrated A-Z of the World's Most Popular Culinary and Medicinal Plants
Book of Herbs
An Illustrated A-Z of the World's Most Popular Culinary and Medicinal Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1462112382

Mother Nature has the best herbal remedies and seasonings Discover the health-giving benefits and flavor-enhancing properties of more than 80 versatile herbs, like eucalyptus, which can remedy your cold or relieve arthritis pain, or galangal, which can add a kick to your family's stir-fry. This reference is indispensable for your home when you want life to be more organic.

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1890132721

All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes.

Authoritative and easy-to-understand, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving is the only guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover:

  • how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation)
  • how to save seed and maintain varieties
  • how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research
  • how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods

In this one-size-fits-all world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to take back their seeds. They need to save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties, and develop more of their own unique new varieties. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving shows the way, and offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure.

Breverton's Complete Herbal: A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses
Breverton's Complete Herbal
A Book of Remarkable Plants and Their Uses
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762770228

Nicholas Culpeper's The English Physitian: or an Astrologo-physical Discourse of the Vulgar Herbs of This Nation is more commonly known as "Culpeper's Complete Herbal." It was first printed in September 1653 (Culpeper died in January 1654) and immediately became a classic reference that is as fascinating today as it was more than 350 years ago. Breverton's Complete Herbal is a reworking of that classic text for a modern day audience. The book identifies each of Culpeper's herbs and spices, with a description of their appearance and Latin name/family; plus descriptions of the herbs' uses in medicine, dyeing and/or cuisine from the Greeks to the present day. Informative and entertaining, and is packed with interesting facts associated with herbs. For example, most herbs have their uses attached to their old names: Lungwort cured lung illnesses, Fleabane was strewn to get rid of fleas, Wolfbane poisoned wolves, and Henbane killed chickens. Dog's Grass was chewed by dogs when they were sick, Eye-Bright cured eye illnesses, Ducks-Meat was pond-algae, Gout-Herb cured gout, Mad-Wort cured the bite of a mad dog, Heart's-Ease was for heart illness, and Rupture-Wort and Spleen-Wort helped ruptures and spleen illnesses. Arranged alphabetically, Breverton's Complete Herbal describes 250 herbs and spices while containing feature sidebars and spreads on scented herb/medicinal gardens, the great herbalists, as well as New World herbs.

Brother Crow, Sister Corn: Traditional American Indian Gardening
Brother Crow, Sister Corn
Traditional American Indian Gardening
Paperback      ISBN: 0898158508