Recommended Books for Your Enjoyment

Reading books helps with everything from how to plant a tree to cooking fried catfish.

How to Grow Practically Everything

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Books offer their readers a wealth of information, and Grit provides a number of excerpts from a wide range of books on its website. Check out these titles: How to Grow Practically Everything, with a tip on how to plant a tree; Vertical Vegetables and Fruit, featuring tips on how to plant peas for a terrific harvest and beautiful soil; A Handmade Life, to learn how to make your own hand tools; Preserving Summer’s Bounty, for tips on juicing fresh garden and orchard produce; The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs, with a glimpse of those amazing insects you can find in your backyard; and Salt Lick Cookbook, in which you can find amazing recipes such as Fried Catfish With Hush Puppies. When you’re good and hungry, make yourself a bowl of Chuck Mallory’s delicious Cream of Asparagus Soup while you tune in to our live webcam for a glimpse of newly hatched chicks, ducklings, gosling, turkeys and guineas. And don’t forget to check out Hank’s blog post on herding cattle before you sit down to relax and watch an episode of "TOUGH GRIT."

Excerpts for Your Enjoyment


How to plant a tree: How to Grow Practically Everything 

Make a broad hatchet: A Handmade Life 

Juicing tips and tricks: Preserving Summer’s Bounty 

Discover backyard bugs: Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs 

Delicious fried catfish: Salt Lick Cookbook 

Grow veggies vertically: Vertical Vegetables and Fruit