The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food

A Crop-by-Crop Reference for 62 Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Herbs

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By Tanya Denckla Cobb

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This essential guide to growing a bountiful food garden includes detailed seed-starting, growing, and harvesting information for 62 vegetables, fruits, and herbs, a complete companion-planting guide, and organic pest-control handbook.

The latest addition to Storey's bestselling Backyard Homestead series, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food is a one-stop reference for all the key information food gardeners need to grow a healthy, bountiful garden. Author Tanya Denckla Cobb presents key information based on extensive research and years of experience, including when to start seeds for each type of crop (and at what temperature), how far apart to space seedlings, how to tell when a crop is ready to harvest, and notes on preservation. The book features a comprehensive companion planting guide and an in-depth review of the most effective organic pest control practices, including recipes for how to make your own pest deterrent sprays.


On Sale
Feb 20, 2024
Page Count
328 pages

Tanya Denckla Cobb

Tanya Denckla Cobb

About the Author

Tanya Denckla Cobb is is the author of Reclaiming Our Food and The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, a professional environmental mediator at the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation, and a teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia. She co-founded a community forestry nonprofit organization, served as Executive Director of the Virginia Urban Forest Council, and facilitated the birth of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute and the Virginia Food System Council. At home, she enjoys the restorative energy of gardening and cooking. She lives in Virginia.

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