Author: Stella Otto
Size: 6 x 9. Trade paperback
Black & white line illustrations
Trouble shooting guide
Pub Date: April 1, 1995
Published by: OttoGraphics (Distributed by: Chelsea Green Publishing)
Both the garden novice and the more experienced “green-thumb” will harvest bushels of hands-on advice from an experienced grower and professional horticulturalist. The Backyard Berry Book provides what is needed for any gardener to successfully grow everything from raspberries to grapes, currants to kiwifruit. Highlights include detailed advice on:
- selecting the best varieties of fruit
– proper site selection and soil preparation
– planting and pruning
– environmentally responsible pest and disease control
– harvest and storage hints.
Paired with its companion, The Backyard Orchardist, readers will have everything they need for a bountiful fruit garden except the plants.
“Stella Otto has done it again! When we reviewed her first book, The Backyard Orchardist, we wrote ‘What we like most about this book is that it isn’t intimidating. Stella Otto doesn’t act like some expert-from-on high; she gently and convincingly enables us to realize that, yes, we can grow fruit successfully.’ Ditto for The Backyard Berry Book…you should by all means read this book.“