Gardeners' World: The Veg Grower's Almanac

Month by Month Planning and Planting

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142482

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 2612

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.
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Veg Grower's Almanac

Month by Month Planning and Planting

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781849907828

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 192

View: 3503

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.
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Florida Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden

Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865425

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 1481

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.
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The New England Gardener's Year: A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York

Author: Reeser Manley,Marjorie Peronto

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 1937644189

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 7527

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.
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Planting Plans For Your Kitchen Garden

How to Create a Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Garden in Easy Stages

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: Spring Hill

ISBN: 1908974257

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 4373

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.
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Eating Dirt

Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe

Author: Charlotte Gill

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553657926

Category: Nature

Page: 247

View: 7400

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.
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The Gardener's Calendar

Author: Pippa Greenwood

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 0857658115

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 3802

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.
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The Almanac

A Seasonal Guide to 2019

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784725854

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 1247

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
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571985735

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 9234

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.
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The Garden Farmer

Author: Francine Raymond

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546206

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9712

Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in You Magazine 'A lavish monthly guide to getting the most from your garden' Daily Mail A punnet of plums from your tree, a handful of gooseberries; home-grown nuts and herbs, and a few freshly laid eggs from your hens – all enjoyed in your own small plot. What could be more satisfying? The Garden Farmer is an evocative journal and monthly guide to getting the most out of your garden throughout the year. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for inspiration, or just starting out and wanting to rediscover and reclaim your patch of earth, Sunday Telegraph garden-columnist Francine Raymond lays the groundwork for a bountiful year of garden farming. Maybe you would like to get outside more, grow a few essential vegetables, some fruit trees or bushes for preserving, and create a scented kitchen garden to provide for you year round. Or perhaps you will raise a small flock of ducks or geese, or even a couple of pigs? Could this be the year you decorate your home with nature’s adornments, encourage wildlife back to pollinate your trees and plants, and spend celebratory hours in a haven of your own creation? Each chapter of The Garden Farmer offers insight into the topics and projects you might be contemplating that month, along with planting notes and timely advice, and a recipe that honours the fruits of your labour. With just a little effort and planning, every garden can be tended in tune with nature, and every gardener can enjoy a host of seasonal delights from their own soil. Keep up-to-date with Francine's gardening adventures on her blog at kitchen-garden-hens.co.uk.
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Growing Your Own Vegetables Made Easy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844901289

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 224

View: 3411

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.
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The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide

A Practical Vegetable and Herb Garden Encyclopedia

Author: Stephen Albert

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419655791

Category: Gardening

Page: 410

View: 5182

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.
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Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350477

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 9593

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.
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Deerland

America's Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness

Author: Al Cambronne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793155

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1350

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.
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Gardening by Cuisine

An Organic-Food Lover's Guide to Sustainable Living

Author: Patti Moreno

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402796425

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 7565

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.
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The Complete Gardener

Author: Monty Don

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751364415

Category: Flower gardening

Page: 440

View: 4462

Provides detailed, practical guidance on all aspects of organic gardening, covering the basics, design and structure, flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs.
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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427856

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6417

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.
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Epic Tomatoes

How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

Author: Craig LeHoullier

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122094

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 3907

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.
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Raising with the Moon

The Complete Guide to Gardening and Living by the Signs of the Moon

Author: Jack R. Pyle,Taylor Reese

Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781887905367

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 4560

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)
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Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409071391

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 3443

When it comes to fresh vegetables, nothing comes close to growing your own - but where to start? For those of us that crave the crisp taste of home-grown tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and more but lack the crucial experience and know-how, it can be difficult to make those first steps to transform a barren patch into a luscious kitchen garden - even for experienced gardeners, the move from decorative gardening to practical vegetable growing can prove tricky. Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower can help you make that journey, with simple and practical expert advice from the moment you first don your wellies right up until you're harvesting your own crops. With step-by-step guides and clear colour illustrations helping you to get the most out of your plot all year round, this compact guide is an essential addition to any gardener's shelf. From preparing your ground to sowing, nurturing and maintaining your plants, let the practiced hands at the UK's best-selling gardening magazine help you create the vegetable patch of your dreams.
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