The Vegetable Gardener s Bible 2nd Edition

Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603422369
Release Date: 2009-12-02
Genre: Gardening

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.

Joy of Gardening

Author: Dick Raymond
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123196
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Gardening

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.

Tropical Food Gardens

Author: Leonie Norrington
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132888376
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fruit-culture

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.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602399846
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

The Week by week Vegetable Gardener s Handbook

Author: Ron Kujawski
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426947
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Gardening

Suitable for all gardening zones, a handy guide offers easy instructions for setting up a personalized week-by-week vegetable-gardening schedule based on one's last frost date. Original.

Secrets to Great Soil

Author: Elizabeth Stell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580170080
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Gardening

Explains how to create and maintain fertile soil, including advice on choosing fertilizers, improving new sites, fine-tuning for specific plants, and using compost

All New Square Foot Gardening Second Edition

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865483
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Gardening

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.

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Author: Louise Riotte
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603423960
Release Date: 1998-01-02
Genre: Gardening

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.

The Fruit Gardener s Bible

Author: Lewis Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427845
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Gardening

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.

The Vegetable Gardener s Container Bible

Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429757
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gardening

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.

Rodale s Basic Organic Gardening

Author: Deborah L. Martin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609619831
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Gardening

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.

The Year Round Vegetable Gardener

Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427852
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Genre: Gardening

Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Nikki 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.

The Seed Underground

Author: Janisse Ray
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583060
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.