A hands-on guide to growing berries, brambles and vine fruit in the home garden. Written by the award-wining author of The Backyard Orchardist. The book first explains the fundamentals of site selection, plant choice and propagation, basics of botany, soil nutrition, pest control, disease identification and control. It then details crop-by-crop growing instructions for strawberries, rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, lingonberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, kiwifruit and more. In-depth explanations of both organic and conventional methodologies. Copyright 1995, softcover, 288 pages.