NEW! Edition released February 2017
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GARDEN GOLD 5th Edition
Grow Maximum Veggies With Minimum Effort
This is an electronic book - It is NOT in PRINTED form.
(NOTE: the file is 25Mb - almost double last edition, so depending on the type of internet access you have it could take between 5 and 35 minutes to download the zipped file - BUT it's worth the wait!)
In this Edition: Over 500 suppliers with their contact information and websites for the U.S. Canada, the UK & Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, fully updated throughout plus hardiness zone maps for all of the above countries.
Garden Gold equips you with the knowledge for a superior space-saving garden wherever there's sunshine. You'll grow more fruits and veggies with less time and effort spent, yet with more taste and nutrition than you ever thought possible. It will spoil you having to eat commercial produce again!
Stan and I have gardened for many years using a variety of techniques. We are convinced that bio-intensive gardening practiced by the ancient Chinese makes the best sense. Bio-intensive just means that a lot of food is grown in a small area. Garden Gold shows you how to do it - with modern improvements.
Who has time (or inclination) to weed and many of us lack the room for traditional huge gardens. All we want are healthy, flavorful fruits and vegetables with TASTE instead of cardboard imitations.
By using the special Super Soil recipe you won't need tons of fertilizers or chemicals. This greatly reduces one avenue where poisons enter our bodies. Nutrient-rich Super Soil is naturally loose so there's no backbreaking tilling and plants thrive! In Garden Gold 2010, a special ingredient was added to Super Soil's formula. It performs miracles and costs only pennies.
Garden Gold is primarily written for Americans, Canadians, British and Irish audiences, plus Australians and New Zealanders - in US and metric measurements, but anyone can use these techniques. Just locate suppliers and climate and hardiness zone maps for your country and you're good to go.
Garden Gold lists over 500 suppliers with their contact information and websites. You'll spend less time hunting for open-pollinated seeds and supplies, which leaves you more time to get your plants going.
There's no time to waste in starting seeds and to get your beds ready - especially since NOAA forecasts this to be a hotter-than-normal summer for most of the U.S., clear into 2018.
Garden Gold is filled with over 230 photos and easy to understand instructions. It takes you from seed starting on through harvest. It's filled with dozens of time-saving tips and plenty of information how to foil foul weather and beat bad bugs. It also shows you clever ways that lets you start gardens early and extend them for several months into cold weather. It's written in plain English so even those who've never grown a tomato will find it easy to do.
Twenty-seven chapters and 16 Appendices in the handy click-to Table of Contents give you everything you need to know for an outstanding garden.
If you plant an extra bed, you'll have plenty of produce for canning and to share with neighbors, or to sell for added income. When friends taste your vine-ripened veggies and see you've made extra cash in the process, they'll want to mine their own Garden Gold!
Changes to the 2017 edition
All links, resources and contact details have been verified and updated. In the intervening years since the 2014 update, some companies have gone out of business, traded in their website for a Facebook only presence, new companies have come on stream and yet other businesses now include non-hybrid and/or organics choices. Now you have over 150 more resources than in the 2014 edition giving you well over 500 companies for seeds, composting worms and supplies, shade cloth and rock dust.
In addition to the U.S. and Canada, Plant Hardiness Zone Maps have been included for the UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Ditto for Frost Date Maps for UK, Ireland and Australia. All information contained in the body of Garden Gold has also been updated. The core information on growing bio-intensively remains unchanged, but the entire book has been upgraded and expanded.
314 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 format
How to download the Garden Gold e-book you bought:
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To clear your download, you need to email me at standeyo@standeyo so we can approve your download. Then follow these instructions:
Sign-in using the email address and password you entered when you ordered. Then click on the line that says, "Review orders / track packages"
Under "Order History" select the year in which you ordered the book.
You will then see your original order appear and you can click on the download link (Download File(s) >>> ) to get your ebook. You will see a fat blue arrow pointing downwards on the next page. Click the arrow.... wait and then click it again if needed.
This will allow you to download a zipped file named "Garden Gold web.zip". After you unzip the file you should find a folder (directory) named, "Garden Gold web". Inside this folder you will find two files and another folder:
1) Garden_Gold_20170205.FINAL.pdf (this is the ebook file)
2) Read_Me.txt (read and follow instructions inside this file)
3) Frost_Freeze_Data_1971-2000 (a folder)
If your system does not offer a free unzip app then search on Google with words like: free unzip apps Windows and MAC.
If this fails, call us at the number below or email us at email@example.com and we will walk you through it.
Stan and Holly Deyo