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Grow the Best Root Crops: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-117

Grow the Best Root Crops: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-117

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Jan 5, 1991
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9781603426046
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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.
Dirilis:
Jan 5, 1991
ISBN:
9781603426046
Format:
Buku

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Weldon Burge's fiction has appeared in Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Grim Graffiti, The Edge: Tales of Suspense, Alienskin, Glassfire Magazine, and Out & About (a Delaware magazine). Threeof his stories have been adapted for podcast presentation by Drabblecast. His short stories have also been published in a number of anthologies, including Don't Tread on Me: Tales of Revenge and Retribution, Ghosts and Demons, Pellucid Lunacy: An Anthology of Psychological Horror, and Something Dark in the Doorway: A Haunted Anthology. Weldon is also the founder and Executive Editor of Smart Rhino Publications, which has published anthologies and story collections, including Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad, Uncommon Assassins, Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad, Broken: Stories of Damaged Psyches, and Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology.

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Introduction

Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers relied on their root cellars for delicious, nutritious winter meals. Today, the root cellar seems like something from a bygone age, something sadly antiquated in our fast-food, TV-dinner society. No wonder fewer gardeners grow root crops these days.

Too bad.

Root crops don’t deserve the bad rep. They have long, fascinating histories, dating back to the dawn of man. Our primitive ancestors foraged for wild roots before learning to cultivate their favorite varieties. Beets, carrots, parsnips, radishes, and turnips were common crops in the early civilizations of Asia, Africa, South America, and the Mediterranean region.

Why have the root crops survived for thousands of years? Because they produce large yields in limited space, and most are easy to grow. They are some of the first vegetables harvested in the spring, and some of the last in the garden come winter. Many can be stored right in their beds under a thick mulch, to be harvested as needed all winter long. Their true versatility, however, is best experienced in the

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