• Gardening Without Work

  • For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent
  • By: Ruth Stout
  • Narrated by: Kim Handysides
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While everyone loves eating fresh garden produce, not everyone has the time and energy to create a productive garden. But what if growing delicious crops required hardly any effort? What if you could have succulent strawberries, perfect peas, and terrific tomatoes without needing to touch a spade, hoe, or plow - without needing to worry about irrigating, spraying, sowing a cover crop, weeding, cultivating, or building a compost pile? If that sounds good, the Stout System is the answer for you!

Ruth Stout has shown tens of thousands of gardeners how to greatly reduce their gardening workload. Let Ruth (and within a few chapters, she will feel like a friend!) show you how you can rejuvenate the soil and make your fruits, vegetables, and flowers thrive with low-maintenance mulch gardening.

Widely renowned as a gardening expert (and sister of the famed mystery writer Rex Stout), Ruth Stout wrote extensively about how to simplify gardening. Her techniques have brought people from all over the world to her garden, and now her advice can help you maximize your garden's output with minimal effort. In addition to the time-saving tips provided, Stout's joyous perspective on life and gardening makes this book a delight?and is a must-read for anyone growing food or flowers.

This audio edition of Gardening Without Work is wonderfully read by award-winning narrator Kim Handysides.

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The long way around

This book has good ideas that could be briefly explained…but it wouldn’t be a book, it would be little more than a pamphlet. It had the feel of an author who actually admitted to seeking ways to draw things out to appease a publisher…authors spirit wasn’t in the length, but it was in the message.

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dated and timeless

overall this book is very sweet. you can almost see the vision of a 50's housewife talking to you about "this and that" I'm really curious as to what was in that "health broth" that was mentioned... as of yet, nobody's lived to be 160 years old. Also, the FDA these days won't let anybody make that claim LOL 😆

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A gem of information & entertainment

Witty, charming, timeless, refreshing and incredibly informative. We need more people like Ruth Stout. I’m hooked!

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Less work seems like a no brainer

Always amazes me when my friends and family (most of whom have the same or more education the I) blow this off. Some claim there is no way it can be as good as chemicals without even considering the option. Amazing that this argument has gone on so long.