Author: Rodale Press
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Classic information, contemporary feel: Garden Wisdom & Know-How shows green-thumbs and novices alike everything they need to know about gardening; from soil composition to fertilizers to planting and landscaping on your dream-acres or in small containers. Charmingly illustrated with 1,000 illustrations and photographs, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is packed with must-have information including techniques for maintaining a garden year-round; harvesting herbs; designing by bloom season; turning garden refuse into garden rewards; building teepees, trellises, and other plant supports; and much more. Chapters are organized into topics such as garden techniques and tricks; the flower garden; the edible garden; container gardening; garden design and landscaping; and attracting wildlife. With nearly 1,000 pages of indispensable information, Garden Wisdom & Know-How is comprehensive and comforting for both the novice and experienced gardener.
Author: Dick Raymond
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Full of useful tips and practical garden wisdom, this straightforward guide shows you everything you need to know to grow a more bountiful harvest with less work. Stressing the utility of raised beds and wide rows, gardening expert Dick Raymond shares his time-tested techniques for preparing the soil, starting plants, and controlling weeds. With helpful photographs, clear charts, and profiles of reliable garden vegetables, Joy of Gardening will inspire you to grow your best crop ever.
A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
A handy volume of old-fashioned advice and down-home tips, 'Garden Wisdom' is the perfect resource for gardeners looking for helpful hints and how-to information on topics from composting and companion planting to growing vegetables and getting rid of pests. Designed for browsing and easy reference, this delightful compendium puts generations' worth of gardening knowledge at readers' fingertips. Hundreds of tips fill this compact volume, covering the full array of gardening know-how, from tips on harvesting to planting by the moon to the proper care of tools. Charming color line drawings accent the pages, making Garden Wisdom a pleasure to thumb through. Organization by topic makes it simple to look up information about a particular subject as well as enjoyable to browse.
Author: Simon Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-03-29
ALSO AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND AUDIO BOOK!!! WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GROW AN AMAZING VEGETABLE GARDEN? Perfect, keep reading and you will learn how it is done. Lets start the right way! By deciding to grow your own organic vegetables it enables you to do several things: Provide fresh vegetables to your loved ones. Learn a life skill which you can pass onto your children Relieve yourself of any worry that you will be eating pecticides Save money If you didn't already know, if you buy your food from the store you're probably not sure what's been added. That is a huge problem! You want to know exactly what you are putting in your body. By growing your own vegetable you are eating fresh, clean, healthy food which has come straight from your own back garden, there is nothing which you have to worry about. As well as freshness you want to be able to give your children a life skill which they can take with them throughout their life. By them knowing how to garden, they will have one of the most important skills they can aquire. No need to worry when there's a food crisis, you will be picking your food from your garden. You will also be more free, and have a better bank balance. When you start your gardening you will have tasks which you may not understand. Luckily I will help you along your journey and when you're finished you will have a garden which you will be proud of. :) Moreover, organic, fresh vegetables truly taste so much better. I know your curious, so here is some of the things you will learn Selecting The Perfect Location How To Achieve Healthy Soil Which Tools and Plants Are Right? The 7 Top Vegetables To Plant Organically Expert Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners Common Organic Vegetable Gardening Mistakes To Avoid Sound Good? Then I think this book is for you. GARDENING ALLOWS YOU TO SAVE MONEY AND EAT HEALTHIER! You have one thing left to do to change your garden to something which will change your life for the better SCROLL UP TO THE TOP AND CLICK BUY NOW!
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BASIL – AND MORE! Basil is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world. With its delicate aroma and sweet-spicy flavor, it’s no wonder that basil, a staple in kitchens around the world, is the favorite culinary herb of today’s chefs! In Growing & Using Basil, Ellen Ogden offers all the information you'll need to grow, harvest, and cook with basil in all its varieties of flavor. Whatever the basil you want to grow--sweet, purple, opal, lemon, cinnamon, anise, napoleatano, camphor, holy, or something more exotic--the information you need is right at your fingertips. Better still, you'll find dozens of recipes for using your basil in everything from pestos and basil vinegars to grilled bluefish wrapped in mammoth basil leaves and cinnamon basil custard.
Is It Ripe? Even the most experienced homegrowers get a little apprehensive when harvest time comes around. You’ve spent so much time and energy and money to grow beautiful produce and now the moment of reckoning is at hand. Savvy shoppers looking for the best produce have similar concerns as they peruse the aisles. It is ripe and ready to be picked or bought. Or is it? Maybe that tomato will be bigger or sweeter on Tuesday than it was on Sunday. Or maybe it will soften too much or fall off the vine or split, or wrinkle up in the produce bin. You know that once you make the decision to pluck your fruit from the vine or buy there is no going back. So you want to make sure you are doing it at the right time. Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables helps you prepare for those moments of decision-making in your garden and at the market. Inside, you will find hundreds of beautiful photos that show you what your cherished produce should look like when it is ready for picking and buying, along with tips and clues to help you interpret what your plants are trying to tell you. Whether you garden in a Square Foot box, plant a conventional garden, or stick to the grocery-store produce section, ripe is ripe. This visual guide is your tool for picking and buying produce with confidence.
God uses people daily to communicate His fragrance and message to us. Too often we don't check to see what aroma or impression we are leaving for others to see, hear, or smell. After visiting someone's home or before checking out of a motel, or when moving, we double check to make sure we haven't left anything behind. Even criminals check to make sure they haven't left any clues at the crime scene to identify them. A story reminded me of this. A robber thought he had committed the perfect crime. He assumed he left no clues behind. But he didn't count on someone remembering how he smelled. The smell he left behind was what helped convict him. Yes, we leave something everywhere we go. Stuart Holden reminded a young man moving from a boarding house of this fact when the young man said, he was just double checking to make sure he wasn't leaving anything behind. "There's one thing you will leave behind, young man, your influence."
Grapes are among the most desirable and best-known fruits, prized for their beauty, their succulence and varied flavors, their noble metamorphosis into wine, and their more utilitarian roles as sources of fresh juice and tasty jellies. For most growers, the triumph of harvesting fragrant clusters of dusky-bloomed grapes in rose, blue-black, amber, purple, or light red bunches is its own reward--a test of gardening skill. In Great Grapes, you'll learn all you need to know to grow superb grapes, including how to: -Choose the most suitable cultivars for your area -Choose the right site -Prepare the soil -Build trellises -Plant and train the vines -Prune for maximum yield -Propagate new vines -Control pests -Harvest the grapes at the peak of ripeness
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 1995-10-01
With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
Author: Laine Cunningham
Publisher: Sun Dogs Creations
The Zen of Gardening combines wisdom cultivated in the garden with beautiful and inspirational photos. Written by an award-winning author, the text offers original, enlightening sayings that reflect the Zen found in every garden. Fifty inspiring photos enhance the insight in a full-color book that makes a perfect gift. When Laine Cunningham lost a tree in her front yard, she looked at a lot of landscape designs and landscape ideas. Then she began planting a garden. Years later, over half her lawn had been replaced with beautiful plants, flowers, blooming shrubs, and native trees. Every minute spent planning, planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting connects gardeners with the timeless rhythms of nature. Annuals and perennials remind us of the seasons of life. Raised garden beds nurture precious treasures discovered at the nursery. The process is both joyful and meditative, and offers lessons that apply to life. One of the biggest rewards comes from neighbors who watch the transformation. Japanese gardens, rose gardens, terraces filled with vegetation, wildflowers scattered in an orchard, and botanical gardens grown in pots on the patio enhance cities and suburbs. Find all of these possibilities and more with The Zen of Gardening. A gorgeous collection for every serious gardener, hobbyist, plant lover, and anyone looking for a moment of peace during their day, The Zen of Gardening reminds us of the power of a single tree or flower to enrich our lives, and to make us happier, healthier, calmer, and more loving. Perfect for fans of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs, Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood, Bonsai (101 Essential Tips) by Harry Tomlinson, Week-by-Week by Jennifer Kujawski, Straw Bale Gardens Complete by Joel Karsten, Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte, and The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier.
Author: Mark Silber
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date: 1999
A complete guide to home gardening offers detailed instructions on how to grow thirty-nine different vegetables and forty-eight separate herbs, with information on cultivation, soils, fertilizer, harvesting, protecting crops, and more. 25,000 first printing.
Carolina Gardener's Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.
Brew a Fragrant “Cuppa” Straight From Your Own Garden! Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don’t need a large area – even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family. In 15 Herbs for Tea you’ll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don’t have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you’ll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you’ll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!