The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition

Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422366

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 1962

Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.
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The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible

How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429751

Category: Gardening

Page: 263

View: 6019

Presents information about growing vegetables in containers, covering such topics as selecting suitable pots, starting plants from seeds, and managing pests and diseases, with advice on individual vegetables and herbs.
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Square Foot Gardening

A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579548568

Category: Gardening

Page: 346

View: 4122

A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
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Starter Vegetable Gardens

24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

Author: Barbara Pleasant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425292

Category: Gardening

Page: 179

View: 1440

Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.
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Raised Bed Revolution

Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere

Author: Tara Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866502

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 4791

Join the revolution and create a beautiful raised bed garden with inspiration from the ultimate raised bed gardening guidebook! Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces--including vertical gardening. Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects. This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons: - Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height). - Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem. - Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds. - Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard! Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!
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The Fruit Gardener's Bible

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden

Author: Lewis Hill,Leonard Perry

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427848

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 4891

Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, peaches, and more, this essential reference guide will inspire year after year of abundantly fruitful gardening.
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Tropical Food Gardens

A Guide to Growing Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables in Tropical and Sub-tropical Climates

Author: Leonie Norrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fruit-culture

Page: 160

View: 6619

This book blends horticultural science with personal experience to create a book full of sound advice, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the natural world. Have you ever wondered how to grow such exotic vegetables as snake beans, water chestnuts and loofahs? Luscious fruits such as rambutants, mangoes, carambolas, abiu? Herbs like vanilla, turmeric and galangal? The book will show you how to propagate, grow and use these and a wide range of other herbs, vegetables and fruits in tropical and sub-tropical climates, ranging from Darwin to Sydney.
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Carrots Love Tomatoes

Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Author: Louise Riotte

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423966

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 373

Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.
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Teaming with Microbes

The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

Author: Wayne Lewis,Jeff Lowenfels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692549

Category: Gardening

Page: 220

View: 2644

Healthy soil teems with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Chemical fertilizers injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and the soil becomes increasingly dependent on artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative: by strengthening the soil food web—the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms—gardeners can create a nurturing environment for plants. Teaming with Microbes extols the benefits of cultivating the soil food web. It clearly explains the activities and organisms that make up the web, and explains how gardeners can cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost tea. With Jeff Lowenfels’ help, everyone—from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants—can create rich, nurturing, living soil.
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Vertical Gardening

Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

Author: Derek Fell

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605290831

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 2700

Shares methods of growing vegetables, flowers, and fruits vertically with tips on choosing a site, composting, and controlling weeds, pests, and disease.
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Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Techniques to Help You Get Started

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865336

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 627

Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

Author: Meg Stout

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643338

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 8904

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
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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: 7173

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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Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening

A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden

Author: Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609619838

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 4167

When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.
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Square Foot Gardening Answer Book

New Information from the Creator of Square Foot Gardening - the Revolutionary Method Used by 2 Milli

Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610588207

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8118

DIVDIVSquare Foot Gardening Answer Book is for all of the world's square foot gardeners. The book shows you ways to get more from your gardening efforts. Using proven techniques, appliances and approaches, this book will put more harvest on your table, with no additional garden beds. For more than 30 years Mel Bartholomew has been answering questions from Square Foot Gardeners, and this book presents the very best of that information. Real solutions to real problems, from the inventor of the Square Foot Gardening method./div/div
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The Organic Garden Book

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756605315

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6362

A guide to growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, and more without harmful chemicals covers the basic principles of organic gardening and offers practical sections on improving soil fertility and controlling garden pests. Original
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Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard

A Complete Planting Guide for 40 Vegetables and Herbs, from Bok Choy and Chinese Parsley to Mung Beans and Water Chestnuts

Author: Geri Harrington

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426507

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 6724

Mung beans, pak choy, and ginger take center stage in this delightful introduction to growing Chinese vegetables. Perfect for gardeners looking for new challenges and cooks eager for fresh flavors, this comprehensive guide provides complete growing instructions and exciting culinary options for 40 Chinese vegetables and herbs including luffa, soy beans, water chestnuts, and more. Geri Harrington even includes directions for creating your own Chinese water garden! Discover the joys of the Chinese garden and enjoy homegrown exotic tastes on your dinner table.
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Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, & Wisconsin

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865662

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 9653

This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.
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101 Organic Gardening Hacks

Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Author: Shawna Coronado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866626

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 6132

Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised. A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.
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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: 329

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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