A garden without berries is like spring without flowers. But with ever-increasing prices at grocery stores and markets, berries have sadly become a rare treat for most people. "Successful Berry Growing" is a book to solve this problem for good! A lifelong organic farmer, homesteader and student of everything agricultural, Gene Logsdon knows a thing or two about growing berries. And although "Successful Berry Growing" is geared to the small-scale or family operation, the information inside is useful for growing berries on any scale. You ll learn how to: Optimize your soil for berry growing Choose the right berry varieties for your climate Properly plant and prune your berry plants Keep your plants healthy and disease-free With detailed information on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, currants, gooseberries, cranberries, elderberries, huckleberries and more, "Successful Berry Growing" is all you need to grow nature s most delicious candy in your own backyard! Gene Logsdon and his wife Carol have a small-scale experimental farm in Wyandot County, Ohio. Gene is the author of numerous books and magazine articles on farm-related issues, and believes sustainable pastoral farming is the solution for our stressed agricultural system."