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.

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.

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.

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!

Vertical Gardening

Author: Derek Fell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781605290836
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Gardening

Shares methods of growing vegetables, flowers, and fruits vertically with tips on choosing a site, composting, and controlling weeds, pests, and disease.

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.

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.

Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard

Author: Geri Harrington
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426503
Release Date: 2009-03-18
Genre: Gardening

Mung beans, pak choy, and ginger take center stage in this delightful introduction to growing Chinese vegetables. Perfect for gardeners looking for new challenges and cooks eager for fresh flavors, this comprehensive guide provides complete growing instructions and exciting culinary options for 40 Chinese vegetables and herbs including luffa, soy beans, water chestnuts, and more. Geri Harrington even includes directions for creating your own Chinese water garden! Discover the joys of the Chinese garden and enjoy homegrown exotic tastes on your dinner table.

Secrets to great soil

Author: Elizabeth Stell
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 1580170099
Release Date: 1998
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

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 Flower Gardener s Bible

Author: Lewis Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428071
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Gardening

Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned florist, The Flower Gardener’s Bible is a useful resource that will help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful for years to come.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Author: Ira Wallace
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604695731
Release Date: 2014-02-26
Genre: Gardening

Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Ira Wallace. This region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.

Square Foot Gardening

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1579548563
Release Date: 2005-04-02
Genre: Gardening

A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Raised Bed Revolution

Author: Tara Nolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591866503
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Gardening

Join the revolution and create a beautiful raised bed garden with inspiration from the ultimate raised bed gardening guidebook! Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces--including vertical gardening. Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects. This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons: - Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height). - Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem. - Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds. - Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard! Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!