Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610582759
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Gardening

Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn - the right way - how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around. This is the one book that every gardener should have on their bookshelf.

Gardening Basics For Dummies

Author: Steven A. Frowine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050622
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Gardening

You’re now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You’ll discover: Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants Tips on choosing the type of garden you want How to create a garden plan Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens Plans for butterfly and children's gardens Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

The Beginner s Guide to Starting a Garden

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697803
Release Date: 2017-02-08
Genre: Gardening

A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.

Gardening for Geeks

Author: Christy Wilhelmi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440557804
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Gardening

Geek out with Mother Nature! There is much more to gardening than what you've learned in school. With Gardening for Geeks, you'll examine your ecosystem and discover how you can create the right environment for your plants. From analyzing meteorological patterns in order to plan productive beds to experimenting with the carbon and nitrogen levels in your soil, this book will teach you all about the developments and chemical reactions that occur at each phase of growth and how you can alter your planting techniques to construct the most thriving, productive garden possible. Each chapter also utilizes a wide range of inexpensive tests, gadgets, and methods that you can use to help evaluate, monitor, and enhance your plot. Complete with troubleshooting solutions and useful charts and graphs, Gardening for Geeks has everything you need to establish a beautiful and sustainable vegetable patch--one microclimate at a time!

Starter Vegetable Gardens

Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425292
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Gardening

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.

Food Grown Right In Your Backyard

Author: Colin McCrate
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594856846
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Gardening

Easy gardening instruction for saving money and eating better by growing your own food in the city

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Author: Simon Akeroyd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465412447
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Gardening

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favor of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and vegetables. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own produce with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Kitchen Gardening for Beginners takes you through ten steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need-to-know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering, and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and vegetable staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year-round, Kitchen Gardening for Beginners will show you how.

The Beginner s Guide to Gardening

Author: Creative Homeowner
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 1580115632
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Gardening

A beautifully illustrated and photographed book for those who would like to learn how to grow their own flowers, herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Original.

Gardening

Author: Nancy Ross
Publisher: PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781508055914
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Gardening

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GROW AN AWESOME VEGETABLE GARDEN? Whether you want to learn the best vegetables to grow or learn how to keep your vegetables good all year round this book will help!!! Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn... • GETTING THE RIGHT TOOLS • HOME GARDENING • COMMUNITY GARDENING • STEPS TO STARTING YOUR GARDEN • THE BEST VEGETABLES TO GROW • KEEPING YOUR VEGETABLES GOOD ALL YEAR ROUND • THE BENEFITS OF GARDENING • MUCH, MUCH, MORE! • Here Is A Preview Of Some Of The Vegetables You Will Learn To Grow • CORN • GREEN BEANS • TOMATOES • PEAS • PEPPERS • MUCH, MUCH, MORE!

How to Grow

Author: Hollie Newton
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 9781409169338
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Gardening

This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.

Better Homes Gardens Gardening Made Simple

Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470638540
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Gardening

The ideal guide to getting started for every beginning gardener Gardening Made Simple is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to creating beautiful gardens, including all the basics of planting, growing, and caring for trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, lawns and other greenery. With plenty of clear and explanatory full-color photographs, it gives beginners the inspiration and simple guidance they need to achieve their green-thumb dreams. A helpful introductory section covers basic tools and techniques and shows you how to choose the right garden plans and plants for your Zone, prepare your soil, manage pests, and prune, mulch, fertilize, and water with ease. Includes more than 65 step-by-step gardening projects Features 145 easy-to-grow plants, including sections on container gardening, growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, flower gardening, landscaping with trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers, and foolproof houseplants Features more than 1,200 color photographs throughout, including step-by-step photos and shots of finished projects, as well as colorful illustrations and easy plant-by-number diagrams Includes handy Ask the Garden Doctor question-and-answer content, and Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden tips throughout No matter your gardening experience and skill level, Gardening Made Simple provides the inspiration, insight, and advice you need to grow the garden of your dreams.

Plants You Can t Kill

Author: Stacy Tornio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510709690
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Gardening

"I kill everything I plant." Does this sound like you or someone you know? Give yourself a pat on the back because admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. And lucky for you, you can easily turn your brown thumb into a green one with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill. Seriously—it doesn’t matter how many plants you’ve killed in gardens past. It’s time to put those experiences behind you and finally grow something in your empty and bare spots. This is the only gardening book you’ll ever need with more than 100 plant picks for every situation. You want veggies? We have ’em. You need to fill a big space? We have shrub ideas for you. You just want something pretty? We have plenty of that, as well. The plants in Plants You Can’t Kill have been vetted by an amazing and famous panel of horticulture experts (this is just a fancy way of saying they went to college for gardening), so feel confident you’re not wasting money on yet another gardening book. These plants will actually survive your well-meaning, yet sometimes neglectful ways. Ready for the most resilient, hardcore, badass list of plants known to gardeners? Find them and grow them with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.

The Beginner s Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Author: Daniel Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760344040
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Gardening

If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care

Allotment Gardening

Author: Susan Berger
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9781903998540
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Allotment gardens

Allotment Gardening is a practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables organically. Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, or are new to growing their own, it is packed with advicefrom choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce. In Part One, Susan Berger discusses the basics, from tools, planning and clearing the site, to soil, crop rotation, planting and protecting plants. She also looks at design, growing techniquesfrom feeding and mulching to saving seed and supporting plantsand how to prevent and cope with common problems. A gardener­s calendar, with detailed activities for each month, completes the section. Part Two gives detailed instructions on the cultivation of individual fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, along with recommendations for particular varieties, chosen for their flavour. Ideas for companion planting, and tips on storage and use of herbs are also included. Each fruit and vegetable entry features an easy recipe to help you make the most of your fresh produce: simple soups from pea to pumpkin, unusual ways of serving vegetables, from Frizzled Brussel Sprouts to Roasted Beetroot with Thyme; more exotic dishes, from Sauted Kohl Rabi to an earthy Ribollita; and easy recipes for puddings and jams. Illustrated with line drawings and over 30 full colour photographs, Allotment Gardening also includes a directory of organic seed suppliers and useful organizations.

House Jungle

Author: Annie Dornan-Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612129440
Release Date: 2017
Genre: House plants

In this joyful celebration of growing greenery indoors, Annie Dornan-Smith adorns every page with delightful illustrations and hand-lettered text introducing the basics of houseplant selection and care, with an eye to plants that add to home decor.