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Jerry Baker (born 1931) is an American author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and product spokesperson who has written numerous books on gardening, home hints, and health topics. He is best known as America’s Master Gardener®, and for creating his world-famous DIY tonics using common household products like beer, baby shampoo, castor oil, and mouthwash.

Baker began his career in the 1960s as an undercover cop in Detroit, Michigan, posing as a gardener, tree trimmer, landscaper, and seed salesman. He left the police force and eventually went to work as a horticulture buyer for S. S. Kresge Corporation (which later became Kmart Corporation). Baker’s interest in gardening lead him to local radio and TV appearances in the Detroit area. He eventually became a frequent guest on Dinah Shore’s daytime TV show, Dinah’s Place. The exposure he received from his Dinah’s Place appearances prompted him to write his first best-selling book, Plants Are Like People, in 1972. A full-length record album by the same name was released shortly after the book was certified as a bestseller. Baker also began the national craze of talking to your plants with the publication of his second best-selling book, Talk to Your Plants, the following year, in 1973.

In the 1970s, Baker was a frequent guest on TV shows like The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He hosted his own TV show, Plants Are Like People, on KMOX (a CBS affiliate) in St. Louis, MO. Baker also often appeared as a gardening expert on TV morning shows like Kennedy and Company in Chicago and on the ABC affiliates’ morning shows in New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles.

In the 1990s and 2000s, Baker had his own series of gardening shows that ran on Public Television stations in the USA and Canada. They were used by PBS as pledge drive specials; the programs featured Baker’s down-home wisdom and commonsense solutions to gardening problems. These shows are now available on DVD (see below), and various segments can also be viewed on YouTube. Baker also has appeared on QVC, selling his own private label merchandise. From 1987 to 2007, Baker hosted his own national call-in radio show called On the Garden Line, which was produced by Westwood One and broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting Network.

Over the years, Baker has served as a product spokesperson for Jacobsen Lawn Mowers, Hudson Sprayers, U.S. Gypsum, and Plantabs. His big break came from his affiliation with the Garden Weasel, a tool for loosening soil. Baker appeared as the Garden Weasel’s spokesperson in advertising materials, including radio and TV ads, print, and point-of-purchase displays. He became widely recognized for his signature line in the Garden Weasel TV commercial, “If you’re into gardening like I am” In 1982, Baker returned to his roots, becoming the national gardening spokesperson for Kmart Corporation’s Garden Centers, a relationship that lasted until 1996.

In 1987, Baker helped found American Master Products, Inc. (AMP), a direct marketing and multi-media company based in New Hudson, Michigan. AMP owns and manages the Jerry Baker brand, develops content and private label products, and negotiates licensing deals.

AMP has published more than 50 books under the Jerry Baker brand name, with more than twenty million copies sold worldwide. AMP also published the popular “On the Garden Line” newsletter between 1988 and 2008.

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Total Books: 112
Bug Off 2193 Super Secrets for Battling Bad Bugs    Outfoxing Crafty Critters    Evicting Voracious Varmints and Much More
2010 - Bug Off 2193 Super Secrets for Battling Bad Bugs Outfoxing Crafty Critters Evicting Voracious Varmints and Much More [Jerry Baker Good Gardening series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780922433964
ISBN-10: 0922433968
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math
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Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes Sensational Spuds and Mouth-Watering Melons 1274 Super Secrets for Growing Prize-Winning Vegetables
2009 - Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes Sensational Spuds and Mouth-watering Melons 1274 Super Secrets for Growing Prize-winning Vegetables [Jerry Baker Good Gardening series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780922433926
ISBN-10: 0922433925
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials Hundreds of Fantastic Flower Secrets for Your Garden
2009 - Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials Hundreds of Fantastic Flower Secrets for Your Garden [Jerry Baker Good Gardening series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780922433933
ISBN-10: 0922433933
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math
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Jerry Baker's Backyard Birdscaping Bonanza 1046 Quick-and-Easy Ways to Make Your Yard and Garden Absolutely Irresistible to Birds
2008 - Jerry Baker's Backyard Birdscaping Bonanza 1046 Quick-and-easy Ways to Make Your Yard and Garden Absolutely Irresistible to Birds [Jerry Baker Good Flower Gardening & Birding series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433889
ISBN-10: 0922433887
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dear God    Please Help It Grow A Commonsense Guide to Gardening with Faith
2007 - Dear God Please Help It Grow a Commonsense Guide to Gardening with Faith [Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433810
ISBN-10: 092243381X
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math, Christian Books & Bibles, Engineering & Transportation
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Secrets from the Jerry Baker Test Gardens Over 1436 Tips Tricks and Tonics from America's Master Gardener for Lush Lawns Amazing Annuals Eye-Popping  More
Jerry Baker's Green Grass Magic Tips Tricks and Tonics for Growing the Toe-Ticklinest Turf in Town
2007 - Jerry Baker's Green Grass Magic Tips Tricks and Tonics for Growing the Toe-ticklinest Turf in Town [Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780922433827
ISBN-10: 0922433828
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Jerry Baker's Old-Time Gardening Wisdom Lessons Learned from Grandma Putt's Kitchen Cupboard Medicine Cabinet and Garden Shed
2007 - Jerry Baker's Old-time Gardening Wisdom Lessons Learned From Grandma Putt's Kitchen Cupboard Medicine Cabinet and Garden Shed [Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780922433834
ISBN-10: 0922433836
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Homespun Magic 1479 Wild and Wacky Ways to Clean Cure and Cultivate with Common Everyday Products
2007 - Homespun Magic 1479 Wild and Wacky Ways to Clean Cure and Cultivate with Common Everyday Products (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433865
ISBN-10: 0922433860
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Jerry Baker's Great Green Book of Garden Secrets
2006 - Jerry Baker's Great Green Book of Garden Secrets (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433360
ISBN-10: 0922433364
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Jerry Baker's Backyard Bird Feeding Bonanza 1487 Tips Tricks and Treats for Attracting Your Fine-Feathered Friends
Home Health  Garden Problem Solver
2006 - Home Health Garden Problem Solver [Jerry Baker's Good Home series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433780
ISBN-10: 092243378X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Jerry Baker's It Pays to Be Cheap  1973 of the Niftiest Swiftiest and Thriftiest Secrets on Earth for Spendin' Less and Savin' More on    Food  Everything
Jerry Baker's Cut Your Health Care Bills Iin Half/I 1339 Terrific Tips  Surefire Strategies to Save You IThousands/I of Dollars
Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions 1954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems
2006 - Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions 1954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems [Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780922433766
ISBN-10: 0922433763
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Grandma Putt's Old-time Vinegar Garlic Baking Soda and 101 More Problem Solvers
2006 - Grandma Putt's Old-time VInegar Garlic Baking Soda and 101 More Problem Solvers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433773
ISBN-10: 0922433771
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Jerry Baker's Fast Fixes and Miracle Mixes for Your Lawn and Garden 1436 Do-it-yourself Solutions for Feeding Weeding Watering and More
Jerry Baker's Bug Off  2193 Super Secrets for Battling Bad Bugs Outfoxing Crafty Critters Evicting Voracious Varmints and Much More
Jerry Baker's Supermarket Super Products  2568 Super Solutions Terrific Tips  Remarkable Recipes for Great Health a Happy Home and a Beautiful Garden
Jerry Baker's Year-Round Bloomers Hundreds of Super Secrets for the Backyard Gardener
2005 - Jerry Baker's Year-round Bloomers Hundreds of Super Secrets for the Backyard Gardener [Jerry Baker's Good Gardening series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780922433544
ISBN-10: 0922433542
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Jerry Baker's Green Grass Magic  Tips Tricks and Tonics for Growing the Toe-Ticklinest Turf in Town
1994 - Lawns Amazing Tips Tonics [New Garden Line Series] (Paperback)
1994 - Trees Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New Garden Line Series] (Paperback)
1994 - Garden Magic [The Garden Line Series] (Paperback)
1994 - Baker's Dozen Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New garden line series] (Other)Paperback
1994 - Evergreens Shrubs Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New garden line series] (Other)
1994 - Flowers Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New garden line series] (Other)
1994 - Vegetables Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New Garden Line Series] (Other)
1994 - House Plants Amazing Tips Tricks Tonics [New garden line series] (Other)
1993 - Vegetable Gardens [Garden Line] (Paperback)
1991 - Evergreen and Shrubs [Garden Line] (Paperback)
1991 - Flower Gardens [Garden Line] (Paperback)
1988 - Garden Line Series 1128 [vol. 1-8] (Paperback)
Rose Care [The Garden Line Series] (Paperback)
Can the Clutter [A Jerry Baker Living Well Book] (Hardcover)