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Garden Wisdom Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening

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ISBN-10: 0870204947

ISBN-13: 9780870204944

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jerold W. Apps, Steve Apps, Ruth Apps, Jerry Apps

List price: $26.95
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Step into the garden with writer and rural historian Jerry Apps. In this treasure trove of tips, recollections, and recipes, Jerry combines his hard-earned advice for garden success with a discussion of how tending a garden leads to a deeper understanding of nature and the land. From planning and planting to fending off critters and weeds, he walks us through the gardening year, imbuing his story with humor and passion and once again reminding us that working even a small piece of land provides many rewards.Gardening has always been a group endeavor for the Apps family. InGarden Wisdom,readers will learn gardening basics along with Jerry’s grandchildren as they become a new generation of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 1/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Jerry Apps is a professor emeritus of agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jerry Apps writes novels and nonfiction about the outdoors, country life, and rural living. He received the 2008 First Place Nature Writing Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and the 2007 Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He and his wife live in Madison, Wisconsin. Steve Apps is an award-winning photojournalist with twenty-five years in the newspaper industry. As aWisconsin State Journalstaff photographer he has covered a wide range of assignments, including the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin–Madison sports.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Gardening Roots
Why I Garden
Gardening at the Home Farm
A Garden of My Own
Planning and Planting
Seed Catalogs
Favorite Varieties
Picking a Garden Spot
Town Gardens
Planning
Planting
The Busy Month of June
Hoeing
Keeping Out the Critters
Enjoying the Harvest
Early Spring Harvest
June Specials
Strawberries
The Joys of July
Peak Season
Late Summer Harvest
Fall Harvest
Food Preservation and Storage
Notes
Bibliography
Index