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.
I’ve been gardening since I could walk, so tending plants is like breathing to me. However, because I’ve spent my life helping people learn how to garden, I realize that’s not the case for everyone. Whether you pick up this book because you’ve grown up watching your parents or grandparents grow beautiful flowers and you’re ready to try gardening yourself, or because you have just moved into your first house with your first yard that you have to care for, I hope you find what you need to be a successful gardener. This spring, I bought my sister Emily a garden, and we planted it together. (You can see her hand watering her plants in the “How to Care for Perennials” section.) I set out the plants and she said, “Now what? Do we just dig holes?” While working in my friend’s yard (planting a garden that we photgraphed for this book), I told my friend, “You can just go to the store, buy a bunch of plants that all like sun or shade and plant them together, and they’ll look good!” She said, “Well, you can do that, but I can’t.” I’m here to tell you that you actually can do that, and this book will help you learn how. Just like cooking, painting a room, or assembling a piece of furniture, gardening requires some instructions. But while you might not hesitate to open a cookbook and whip together a new recipe you’ve never tried before, or begin assembling a computer desk from hundreds of parts, you might be afraid to try growing a new plant or trimming a shrub in your front yard. If so, this book is for you. I want the information in this book to help you feel confident trying new techniques, growing new plants, and caring for your yard and garden. Plants are a lot tougher than you might think, so look up the project you want to tackle, assemble your materials, and get going. In no time, your thumb will turn green, and your yard will be the envy of your neighbors. And, if you find a plant that likes growing in your garden, buy more of it! Happy gardening! Katie
No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing. Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include: Green onions Tomatoes Melons Avocadoes Potatoes Carrots Cut back on your food waste, cultivate your own food easily, and maybe even share gardening with a new generation, all with the advice from No-Waste Kitchen Gardening.
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.
Author: Sue Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Wenn Sie nicht nur Ihrem grünen Daumen vertrauen wollen Haben Sie ein Stück Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln möchten, aber außer der Freude an erdverschmierten Händen, sattem Grün und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist Gärtnern für Dummies das richtige Buch für Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der für Sie und Ihr Stück Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus Bäumen, Büschen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einjährigen und mehrjährigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Blühen bringen. Außerdem enthält das Buch viele nützliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartengerät, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Schädlingsbekämpfung und zum Kompostieren.
Author: Deborah L. Martin
Release Date: 2014-03-11
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.
Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...
An in-depth, lavishly illustrated reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce wholesome fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, and high-quality herbs without the use of chemicals, covering such topics as cultivation, pest control, composting, and year-round gardening methods. Reprint.
Author: Kim Wilde
Release Date: 2006
Ratgeber mit Anregungen für Eltern, um gemeinsam mit ihren Kindern die Welt des Gartens, der Pflanzen und der Tiere zu entdecken. Mehr als 30 Garten-Projekte hat die als Sängerin bekannte Autorin zusammengestellt und mit vielen Fotos illustriert.
Each technique illustrated with color photos Details on what and what not to compost Suggested uses for finished compost This lavishly illustrated guide contains everything the beginner needs to know about creating useable compost--described in clear, step-by-step detail that eliminates all of the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Experts share their knowledge of the proper tools and techniques the novice needs to compost successfully in rural, suburban, or urban settings. Traditional bin systems and an unconventional approach using worms are explained fully. Includes a fascinating look at the science behind the composting process, as well as clear instructions for building a variety of composting bins for the backyard.
Provides the latest information about setting up a square foot garden, a growing method that is based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares which produces large yields with less space and less work.
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.
By demystifying the orchid, this comprehensive illustrated guide enables even novices to grow these beautiful and mysterious plants. Covers the ten most common, readily-available orchids and their needs, with tips for making first purchases. Describes the two basic patterns of growth in orchids: monopodials (single-growth plants), and sympodials (which produce side-by-side, seasonal growth). Covers how to judge flower quality, and how to properly situate your plants for optimal light, humidity, temperature, and other growing conditions. All vital topics of orchid care are fully covered, including watering, fertilizing, and feeding your plants; selecting the appropriate compost, repotting, methods of propagation, and disease and pest control. Information on shade, glass, greenhouses and hydroponics allows those who wish to take their orchid growing to the next level.--From publisher description.