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A Hands-On Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs—Starting with Just One Square Yard

One Magic Square

Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years—and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into sources of nourishing, inexpensive, organic food. Amateur gardeners wondering how to get started and veteran gardeners looking for new ideas will be inspired by Houbein's practical, often charming, and always optimistic advice. One Magic Square includes:

“Stir-fries are a wonderful way of using up summer's last greens, beans, and roots, old carrots, and celery stalks that mash in the wok with onion, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. That's your basic stir-fry when the seasons flow into one another in your food plot. Serve with a bowl of rice, noodles, or roasted potatoes and pumpkin.”

—from Part III: The Magic Square Plots