The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

Author: Carol Deppe
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603584883
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Gardening

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility, Honoring the Essential Nature (your own and that of your plants), Effortless Effort, Non-Doing, and even Non-Knowing. Yet the book also offers a wealth of specific and valuable garden advice on topics as diverse as: • The Eat-All Greens Garden, a labor- and space-efficient way to provide all the greens a family can eat, freeze, and dry—all on a tiny piece of land suitable for small-scale and urban gardeners. • The growing problem of late blight and the future of heirloom tomatoes—and what gardeners can do to avoid problems, and even create new resistant varieties. • Establishing a Do-It-Yourself Seed Bank, including information on preparing seeds for long-term storage and how to “dehybridize” hybrids. • Twenty-four good places to not plant a tree, and thirty-seven good reasons for not planting various vegetables. Designed for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experienced growers, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening provides a unique frame of reference: a window to the world of nature, in the garden and in ourselves.

Auf die sanfte Tour

Author: Castle Freeman
Publisher: Nagel & Kimche
ISBN: 9783312010240
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Fiction

Aus einer abgelegenen Villa in Vermont, USA, wird ein Safe gestohlen, der dummerweise der Russenmafia gehört. Sheriff Wing will das Verbrechen aufklären, bevor die Russen den Dieb erwischen. Das bedeutet eine harte Probe für seine oberste Regel: Im Wettlauf gegen die Zeit ist die wichtigste Fähigkeit Geduld. Deputy Keen, der an Wings Stelle Sheriff werden will, sieht das völlig anders und verspricht, hart durchzugreifen. Erneut zeigt sich Castle Freeman als Meister des Dialogs, des trockenen Humors und der Inszenierung knorriger Provinzcharaktere. In seinem neuen Thriller verbindet er Spannung mit Menschenkenntnis und überzeugender Lebensklugheit.