Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Release Date: 2013-04-04
DIV ‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine /div
Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure. From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you'll need and a relative skills rating. Accompanying each project are growing tips and specific crop advice to help you make the most of your crop. To be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own. Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.
Author: Dick Strawbridge
Release Date: 2011
Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.
"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!
Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Icon Books
Release Date: 2007-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics
From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals.
Author: Geoff Stebbings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening is a must have volume packed with time-tested information, photographs, and charming illustrations for home gardeners everywhere. For years, millions of readers have turned to Mother Earth News for trusted advice on growing vegetables and fruits. The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening harnesses decades of wisdom, bringing together all the indispensable techniques, complete growing guides, helpful tips, useful photographs, and inspiring illustrations for which Mother Earth News is known. Plan for self-sufficiency with a garden focused on edibles! Choose from variety of plans for kitchen gardens, browse strategies for small space gardening, or up your gardening game by installing and maintaining permanent beds. Soil concerns? Get the dirt on building fertile soil, soil pH, compost, vermicompost--even biochar. Long-time gardeners are sure to find something new, from vertical gardening to plans for extending the seasons. That’s right, garden through the seasons with dozens of vegetable-and fruit-specific growing guides. Start with your favorites or learn to love something new (Asian greens or fruit trees, anyone?). In slower-growing or more challenging seasons, Mother Earth is there to help. Whether you need to know the best vegetables to grow in the shade or the top gardening tips for soil health in winter, this book has it all.
Grow Something to Eat Year-Round is a light, bright new gardening title with a big promise-it sets out to deliver home-grown food from the plot, pot, freezer, or pantry every day of the year. That's easy enough in the summer, when kitchen gardens and allotments are awash with peas, beans, leafy greens, and soft fruit, but not so straightforward in midwinter, when the ground may be frozen solid. Success lies in the planning, and this book is written as a continuum, with sowing, planting, and growing advice for each month to keep the crops coming. There are also features on harvesting, storing, freezing, and preserving crops to enjoy later in the winter months and the early-spring gap when little is ready to harvest. Advice is given on winter polytunnel and greenhouse crops, and indoor seed sprouting, citrus plants, and herbs in pots to help bring fresh tastes to the table in winter. The result is a year-round manual for productive kitchen gardeners, with plenty of growing projects for raised beds and pots to allow smaller-scale gardeners to take part.
Author: Pam Dawling
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2018-11-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season and keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs. The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include: Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons Organic solutions to pests and diseases Disaster preparation Tested resources for each chapter. The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job.
Author: Geoff Stebbings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-12-17
Gardening For Dummies eBook Bundle gives you threefull length books rolled into one convenient bundle givingeverything you need to know to help you towards a succesful cropand a full larder! Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies is a completehands-on guide to growing delicious fruit and veg. It givesyou the low-down on everything from assessing your plot and gettingyour hands on the right tools, to choosing the plants to grow, tonurturing your crops and bringing in your harvest. Composting For Dummies shows you how to turn household foodwaste and more into free nutrient-rich compost and mulch togive their vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy. Storing and Preserving Garden Produce For Dummies provideseverything you need to make your home-grown produce last, coveringfruit, vegetables, herbs and even eggs.For each item of produceyou'll find out what methods of storing and preserving are mostsuitable. You'll also find a wealth of recipes inside to help youon your way to making the perfect jams, chutneys and pickles
Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Release Date: 2019-04-18
This book is ideal for beginners, improvers and those serious about growing tasty, healthy organic fruit and vegetables. It will empower readers to grow food for a family, and help work out how to get the best results. Many books give sowing and growing instructions for a multitude of crops, but few give space to the techniques and tips that make gardening easier and that help anyone to grow healthy, sustainable food. Some of the techniques are developed from Joyce’s own trials and observations; others are classic techniques that are still useful now. With a bit more detail, and a step-by-step project, a technique becomes much easier to follow and understand. There’s something here for everyone: whether you grow in a small back yard and want to know how to raise salad in buckets, or if you have a large allotment where you want to improve pollination, or make your own liquid feeds. The book makes several promises to its readers. Firstly, by following its advice you will grow great fruit and vegetables. Next, the knowledge you gain will save you time as well as money. Third, you'll enjoy the gardening journey and the discoveries made along the way. Fourth, you'll find greener and cleaner ways of doing things, and you'll improve your skills, methods and habits. Find out how to rotate your vegetables so they stay healthy and well-fed, to preserve choice crops for the freshest taste, to improve the soil organically and sustainably, and to produce home made fertiliser from the leaves of your comfrey crop.
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way was launched in 2013. This long-distance touring route follows Ireland's west coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South and encompasses some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery. This book is the perfect accompaniment to the route. This beautiful book takes the reader on a photographic journey down Ireland’s west coast from Donegal to Cork. It showcases the attractions of the west coast: dramatic views, abundant nature and wildlife, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages, as well as heritage, history and people. Contains maps for each section of the Wild Atlantic Way, and follows Bord Fáilte’s divisions of the route: Donegal-Mayo, Mayo-Clare, Clare-Kerry, Kerry to Cork. 'a sumptuous book in which the magnificent colour photographs speak for themselves' Books Ireland on Ireland's Coast