Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

Author: Raymond Nones

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577109

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 2729

Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible! Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised! Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live in a small city apartment or on a large country estate, you’ll find something in this book to help with your specific gardening challenges. Nones shows you how to set everything up and then gives you in-depth descriptions of all the procedures needed to achieve gardening success: sowing seeds, thinning, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, crop rotation, and seed saving. It’s a complete gardening guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, useful for those who have never tried raised beds before as well as for those who have already tried a raised-bed system. Far less bending, far less weeding, more produce at harvest time—gardeners, what have you been waiting for? Raymond Nones is a dirt-under-the-fingernails organic practitioner and proud penny-pincher who lives and gardens in Queens, New York.
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Raised Bed Gardening - a Guide to Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds

No Dig, No Bend, Highly Productive Vegetable Gardens

Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517138356

Category:

Page: 52

View: 7337

"Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" is for anyone who wants to learn more about raised bed gardening; a back and disability friendly way to increase productivity from your vegetable patch!Raised beds are one of the best ways for you to grow vegetables at home and are low maintenance, easy to plant and highly productive. This book is a complete step-by-step guide showing you exactly how to get started with raised beds in your garden. Whether you want a one or two or want to create an entire vegetable garden of raised beds, you will find everything you need to know in this book.As you read this book you will find out how much time you can save and how much more you can grow by converting your vegetable garden to raised beds. Of course, if you prefer to grow flowers then a raised bed can be a perfect feature in any garden, built to blend in to the design of your home and look fantastic.When you read "Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" you will discover: Why Use Raised Beds In Your Garden? - find out why raised beds are so popular and how they can benefit you Planning and Siting Your Raised Bed Garden - learn what you need to know to plan your raised bed garden to Materials for Building Raised Beds - discover the different materials you can use to build your raised beds and the pros and cons of each Building Your First Raised Bed - step by step plans including material and tools lists for building your first raised bed out of wood The Best Soil Mix for a Raised Bed - learn how to make the best possible soil mix for your raised beds but also one that is in your budget What to Grow and What Not to Grow In a Raised Bed - find out which plants thrive in raised beds and which ones to avoid ... but not for the reasons you may think! No Dig Gardening With a Raised Bed - discover how to grow vegetables in your raised beds without back breaking digging Square Foot Gardening In Raised Beds - a great method for boosting your yield by growing more produce in the same area ... ideally suited to raised beds Growing Vertically In Raised Beds - another method for boosting your productivity which works well in raised beds, helping you to use your space even better Pest Control in Raised Beds - find out how to keep pests under control in your raised beds and why you'll have less of a problem with this gardening method Weed Control in Raised Beds - this is much easier than you may think and you will find out how to significantly reduce the amount of weeding you need to do Crop Rotation and Planting Techniques - discover how to maximize the amount of vegetables you produce plus keep pests and diseases to a minimum with this useful gardening techniques Over-Wintering Your Raised Beds - learn what you need to do over winter to keep your raised beds productive and to minimize work the following season Raised Beds Tips and Advice - practical advice and tips helping you to make the most of your raised beds Raised bed gardening is one of the best ways for you to make gardening easier. Your vegetable patch will be much more productive with less work required for digging and weeding as you get more produce out of the same growing area. It's easier on your back and the beds themselves can become a feature in your garden.Enjoy planning, building and growing in your raised beds as "Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" explains all about this exciting and fun way of growing vegetables (or flowers or anything else). Discover today the many benefits of raised bed gardening!
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The Ultimate Guide to Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners

Author: Lindsey Pylarinos

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329641921

Category: Gardening

Page: 50

View: 4116

If you're looking for something space efficient but can produce high yields, raised bed gardening would be the best option for you to try. Besides being efficient when it comes to space, it also solves a number of other issues such as dealing with difficult soil as well as your garden's accessibility. Raised bed gardens are basically made up of mounded soil that's surrounded by a frame to make sure it doesn't fall apart. They are usually at least 3 to 4 inches above the ground itself and each "bed" is typically separated by a pathway. Plants would cover the entire surface of these beds and the paths would provide the gardener with ample space to work in, making sure that they don't end up stepping on the soil in the process. A raised bed can be 3 to 5 feet across and the length can vary depending on the need. You'll be able to grow a wide variety of crops vegetables on it as well as herbs. Perennial and annual flowers also thrive in this type of gardening along with roses, shrubs and even berry bushes.
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Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409071391

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 9545

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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Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners

How to Grow Plants and Vegetables in Raised Beds

Author: Erin Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681271613

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 7262

Have you recently taken up gardening as your hobby? Gardening is a very relaxing and helpful activity for any age, especially for those who have the "green thumb" or for someone who can grow anything. It has been proven a stress-reliever in most and a very lucrative venture in others who have decided to do gardening full time. At this time of age where people are getting more and more conscious of what they eat and getting more organic, what better time to start growing your own food?
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Raised Bed Gardening:

5 Books bundle on Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds & Containers

Author: James Paris

Publisher: Deanburn Publications

ISBN: 1490484035

Category: Gardening

Page: 106

View: 3816

NOW IN PAPERBACK (Pictures In Black & White only, To Reduce Price On Print Version If you have wondered just what the advantages are of a raised bed gardening system, or how to build one. Or maybe you are looking for information on growing vegetables in containers? This gardening guidebook collection of five books in one; gives you all this and more at a great bargain bulk-buy price. Guidebooks Included In This Vegetable Gardening Collection: Book 1: Raised Bed Gardening - Ten Good Reasons For Growing Plants In A Raised Bed Garden If you have ever considered growing vegetables in a raised bed, but need convinced; then this is just the book for you. It includes ten compelling reasons for growing in a raised bed situation. Book 2: Raised Bed Gardening - Growing The Easy Way All about raised bed gardening including different types of construction methods, and details of materials needed to build a raised garden that is easy to maintain and service. Book 3: Raised Bed Gardening - Making The Most Of A Raised Bed How to get the most out of your raised bed gardening, including rotational planting, soil and growing conditions needed to get the best results. Book 4: Vegetable Container Gardening - Made Easy All about growing vegetables for minimal cost in containers of all shapes and sizes. The pitfalls to look out for and the containers best suited to the plants. Book 5: Tomato Container Gardening Top tips for growing and caring for tomatoes in containers to get the best out of your crop.
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Grow All You Can Eat In Three Square Feet

Inventive Ideas for Growing Food in a Small Space

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241205573

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2565

You don't need an allotment to grow your own, Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet - now available in PDF Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet innovative guide to maximizing even the smallest of gardening space so you can grow delicious fruit and vegetables, in abundance, at home. This must-have manual showcases a multitude of plots and inspirational ideas to make the most of your small spaces. Grow everything from tomatoes on your window sill to wisteria up your wall, with Naomi Schillinger's easy to follow instructions. It doesn't matter how much space you have available, with key techniques such as sowing seeds, assessing soil and choosing the right plants for which type of space are all shown with step-by-step instructions, full colour photographs on every page and easy to read diagrams and charts to make sure you are getting the most out of your space and your plants. Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet shows that even those with the smallest space, can produce the most impressive crops.
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The Complete Vegetable Grower

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Elliot Right Way Books

ISBN: 9780716022701

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 240

View: 2916

Whether you're lucky enough to have your own garden, run an allotment or only have enough room for a few pots and containers, you can successfully grow your own fresh vegetables to feed your family.John Harrison's practical guide gives you all the information you need to prepare the soil and start sowing your seeds. Learn all about: Preparing the vegetable patch. Getting the most from your land. Tackling weeds and pests. Benefiting from greenhouses and polytunnels. Makingyour own compost and organic fertilizers. Successional growing. Saving and sowing your own seed. Includes a month-by-month guide to help you plan your gardening year. The Complete Vegetable Grower contains, in one comprehensive volume, all John's tips and tried-and-tested methods for successful vegetable growing. It includes an indispensable A to Z guide to vegetables, month-by-month advice to help you plan your gardening year, and an easy-to-follow sowing and harvesting chart. And, for the first time, his practical advice is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photos.
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Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens

Growing Vegetables, Salads and Soft Fruit in Raised No-Dig Beds

Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 9781580117807

Category: Beds (Gardens)

Page: 80

View: 6992

GARDENING: GROWING FRUIT & VEGETABLES. For those without the time or stamina to spend hours maintaining a garden, well-known experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater offer an easy-care method with minimal digging and weeding. They show how to make raised beds, build up soil with mushroom compost, cover weeds with mulch, and protect plants with nets and plastic--all using organic methods whenever possible. A must for every gardener.
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my cool allotment

an inspirational guide to stylish allotments and community gardens

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862059665

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 4526

An allotment is one of the best – and cheapest ways – of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow your own produce, along with being sociable places, great for meeting like-minded people. This stylish book is the fifth title in the highly successful my cool series and is packed with gorgeous photography and plenty of planting advice. The book takes a peak at allotments and community gardens from all walks of life: from the historic Edgbaston Guinea Gardens in Birmingham, the hortillonnages or floating gardens in Amiens to an artist's rooftop garden in Brussels. Themes include Historic, A Feast of Flowers, Community, Growing inside the Box, Edible Jungle, Food from Home, By Water, Fruit and a Quick Getaway.
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Desert Or Paradise

Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584641

Category: Gardening

Page: 206

View: 2409

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.
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Building Raised Beds

Easy, Accessible Garden Space for Vegetables and Flowers. A Storey BASICS® Title

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126170

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 4673

For beginning gardeners and homeowners, this handbook shows you exactly how to plan, build, and plant a simple raised bed. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy and ensure success! In just a weekend, using a few basic materials and minimal building skills, you can set up a complete garden bed adapted for vegetables, flowers, or herbs.
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Greenhouse Gardening

A Beginners Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Long

Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539126195

Category: Greenhouses

Page: 158

View: 3094

"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosign the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9788

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut

Cooking, Storing, Freezing, Drying & Preserving Your Garden Produce

Author: Jackie Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900322966

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 7821

Presents recipes and recommendations for how to cook, preserve, and store abundant amounts of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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The American Woman's Home

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Nicole Tonkovich

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530796

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 388

View: 9092

The American Womans Home, originally published in 1869, was one of the late nineteenth centurys most important handbooks of domestic advice. The result of a collaboration by two of the eras most important writers, this book represents their attempt to direct womens acquisition and use of a dizzying variety of new household consumer goods available in the postCivil War economic boom. It updates Catharine Beechers influential Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841) and incorporates domestic writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in The Atlantic in the 1860s. Today, the book can be likened to an anthology of household hints, with articles on cooking, decorating, housekeeping, child-rearing, hygiene, gardening, etiquette, and home amusements. The American Womans Home, almost a bible on domestic topics for Victorian women, illuminates womens roles a century and a half ago and can be used for comparison with modern theories on the role of women in the home and in society. Illustrated with the original engravings, this completely new edition offers a lively introduction by Nicole Tonkovich and notes linking the text to important historical, social, and cultural events of the late nineteenth century
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How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

A Primer on the Life-giving Biointensive Method of Organic Horticulture

Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898154153

Category: Biointensive gardening

Page: 175

View: 9796

A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.
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Hungry for Peace

How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs

Author: Keith McHenry

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 1937276392

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 1688

The de facto how-to manual of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which provides free food to the homeless and hungry and has branches in countries on every continent except Antarctica, this book describes at length how to set up and operate a Food Not Bombs chapter. The guide considers every aspect of the operation, from food collection and distribution to fund-raising, consensus decision making, and what to do when the police arrive. It contains detailed information on setting up a kitchen and cooking for large groups as well as a variety of delicious recipes. Accompanying numerous photographs is a lengthy section on the history of Food Not Bombs, with stories of the jailing and murder of activists, as well as premade handbills and flyers ready for photocopying.
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Gaia's Garden

A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture

Author: Toby Hemenway

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580298

Category: Gardening

Page: 313

View: 9862

This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
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