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Reviews of Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables: A Complete Guide to the Best Historic and Ethnic Varieties

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Author (1): Benjamin A. Watson

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: February 1996
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 0395708184



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
This Taylor's Guide sorts out the best heirloom vegetables and tells readers where to find them. These varieties, at least fifty years old, have usually been preserved by regional, ethnic, or family groups, although some, like Golden Bantam corn, are still widely popular today.

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Positive tweezle On Feb 12, 2004, tweezle wrote:

This is a wonderful book for any heirloom library. It has a nice section of color photographs covering more than 500 vegetables from amaranth to watermelon. It gives information on each general category, with information how to grow and harvest,plus recommended varieties that include descriptions and histories. There is also some information on seed saving.

The book style reminds me a lot of the Audobon guides with the photos in the front and the information in the back, making it nice when you are trying to do a quick ID by picture.

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