Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower’s Almanac is just such a book – a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest. With sage advice from old Gardeners’ World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings and sketches, The Veg Grower’s Almanac is a welcome additional to any gardener’s shelf – from hands-on instructions for preparing a seed bed or trying new varieties of tomato to fascinating little-known facts about our favourite crops.
Month by Month Planning and Planting
Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: Random House
A charming collection of practical advice and evocative writing from the trusted veg growers at Gardeners' World. Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower's Almanac is just such a book -- a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest. With sage advice from old Gardeners' World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings and sketches, The Veg Grower's Almanac is a welcome additional to any gardener's shelf -- from hands-on instructions for preparing a seed bed or trying new varieties of tomato to fascinating little-known facts about our favourite crops.
Month by Month Planning and Planting
Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: BBC Books
Category: Vegetable gardening
The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts.
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l
This comprehensive full-color what-to/when-to/how-to reference manual covers every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known. Month-by-month guidance from March through October—with suggested dates for planting and tending adjusted for each zone—is augmented by advice on such topics as soil testing, composting, pruning, landscape design, and how to provide a season-long source of pollen and nectar for beneficial insects. Gardeners will find advice and photos for adapting to any microclimate or situation including shade; wet soil; coastal landscapes; container, raised-bed, and extended-season gardening; and much more. Gardeners and landscapers will treasure this book for its elegant writing and full-color photography, its photo-essay tours of outstanding owner-maintained gardens throughout New England, its focus on organic methods and native plants, and its guidance on integrating gardens of every variety into their surrounding landscapes. Photo sequences of key techniques enhance the book, which is designed and indexed to provide instant access to the information a gardener needs at hand. In Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto’s view, the plots of land on which we live are not our “yards” but our gardens—extensions of the surrounding natural world—and we, as gardeners, are caretakers of that world. They advocate gardening in tune with nature— avoiding pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and invasive plants, while creating a garden that enhances local biodiversity. The New England Gardener’s Year will guide you to a garden of great beauty and bountiful harvests.
Author: Reeser Manley,Marjorie Peronto
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Planting Plans for Your Kitchen Garden gives you all you need to turn your back garden into a productive paradise with modular planting plans for simple beds of vegetables, herbs, fruit and cut flowers. You can also mix and match the beds to create your own kitchen garden or allotment.
How to Create a Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Garden in Easy Stages
Author: Holly Farrell
Publisher: Spring Hill
Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. Eating Dirt is an extended postcard from the cut blocks—a vivid portrayal of one woman's life planting trees, her insights into the forest industry and its environmental implications, and a celebration of the wonder of trees. Charlotte Gill spent almost twenty years working as a tree planter in the forests of Canada. During her million-tree career, she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. Also available in paperback.
Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe
Author: Charlotte Gill
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Monthly prompts create a quick and simple way to get one's gardening life in orderSpecific month-by-month "to do" lists for ornamental gardens, edible crops, and general maintenance are all presented here, as well as tips on things to look out for, such as pests, and how to eliminate them. With diary pages for making notes each month, this pocket-sized calendar is a must-have whether for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out. If one has an hour or two to spend in the garden, surely it is important that as much of that time as possible is spent in the garden gardening, not reading up about what to do. So, for a gentle reminder just open the book for a quick look at the monthly prompts, and then get on with some gardening.
Author: Pippa Greenwood
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October. You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close. Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018: 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph 'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated 'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden
A Seasonal Guide to 2019
Author: Lia Leendertz
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information.
Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This manual features tried-and-tested growing methods, advice on the pests and diseases to watch out for and how to control them, as well as month-by-month vegetable planners so you can see what needs doing at a glance.
Category: Vegetable gardening
A practical guide on planting, growing, and preparing more than eighty vegetables and herbs, this handy home companion is perfect for avid cooks, foodies, and small scale vegetable gardeners.
A Practical Vegetable and Herb Garden Encyclopedia
Author: Stephen Albert
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.
Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens
Author: Lisa Steele
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
In 1942 America fell in love with Bambi. But now, that love-affair has turned sour. Behind the unassuming grace and majesty of America’s whitetail deer is the laundry list of human health, social, and ecological problems that they cause. They destroy crops, threaten motorists, and spread Lyme disease all across the United States. In Deerland, Al Cambronne travels across the country, speaking to everybody from frustrated farmers, to camo-clad hunters, to humble deer-enthusiasts in order to get a better grasp of the whitetail situation. He discovers that the politics surrounding deer run surprisingly deep, with a burgeoning hunting infrastructure supported by state government and community businesses. Cambronne examines our history with the whitetail, pinpoints where our ecological problems began, and outlines the environmental disasters we can expect if our deer population continues to go unchecked. With over 30 million whitetail in the US, Deerland is a timely and insightful look at the ecological destruction being wrecked by this innocent and adored species. Cambronne asks tough questions about our enviroment’s future and makes the impact this invasion has on our own backyards.
America's Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness
Author: Al Cambronne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Explains how to set up raised bed and container gardens to plant and grow vegetables and herbs in small spaces, and features year-round recipes that incorporate fresh-from-the-garden crops.
An Organic-Food Lover's Guide to Sustainable Living
Author: Patti Moreno
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Provides detailed, practical guidance on all aspects of organic gardening, covering the basics, design and structure, flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs.
Author: Monty Don
Category: Flower gardening
Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.
How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.
How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
Author: Craig LeHoullier
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Planting "by the signs" is an ancient tradition, now explained in this exploration of the signs of the moon and how they work. Includes information on every aspect of gardening: preparing the soil, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting. (Gardening/Horticulture)
The Complete Guide to Gardening and Living by the Signs of the Moon
Author: Jack R. Pyle,Taylor Reese
Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.