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The Backyard Berry Book

A Hands-on Guide to Gardening Berries, Brambles, & Vine Fruit in the Home Garden

by Stella Otto


"...packed with reliable methods and details of berry growing one seldom encounters in books twice this one's size. Otto provides such a thorough guide to the all-important first step of preparing a site for berries, that it actually can serve as priority reading in starting any kind of gardening."

Gene Logsdon, Author of The Contrary Farmer and over a dozen other books

Here's hands-on advice from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower to help gardeners create an edible landscape. The Backyard Berry Book provided all the information that backyard gardeners need to grow strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, lingonberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, and kiwi fruit. Includes details on soil nutrition and testing; disease, pest, weed, and bird control; and trellis design. A trouble-shooting section and Seasonal Activity Calendar will help ensure success.

About the Author

Stella Otto

Author of the 1994 Benjamin Franklin Award winner, The BackYard Orchardist, Stella Otto has more than sixteen years of hands-on experience in fruit growing. As a horticultural instructor, consultant, and fruit farm owner she has repeatedly faced the questions presented in the Backyard Berry Book and offers practical, realistic solutions. ...


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