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.

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.

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.

Great Garden Companions

Author: Sally Jean Cunningham
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875968473
Release Date: 2000-05-19
Genre: Gardening

Designed to help readers make organic gardening easy and productive by using plants themselves instead of chemical care, a gardener offers a system that encourages pest-free growth

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.

Small Space Vegetable Gardens

Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697414
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Gardening

“If I could recommend one book for small-space vegetable gardening, this would be it. Andrea Bellamy nailed it!” —Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of their dreams.

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.

Week by Week Vegetable Gardener s Handbook

Author: Jennifer Kujawski
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: Gardening

Knowing exactly when to start vegetable seeds indoors, transplant them into the ground, pinch off the blossoms, and pick for peak flavor is the secret to enjoying bountiful harvests all through the season. In Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook, authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski eliminate the guesswork with weekly to-do lists that break gardening down into easily manageable tasks. Suitable for all gardening zones, the book offers easy instructions for setting up a perfectly personalized schedule based on your last frost date. Whether you're wondering when to plant strawberries, check for tomato hornworm, or harvest carrots, you'll see at a glance exactly when and how to do it, for the biggest yields and the best vegetable-growing experiences ever.

Taunton s Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables Herbs

Author: Ruth Lively
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853364
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gardening

Roe Osborn's first book, Framing a House, tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical and it's important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable both for new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DIYers how to make a house their own.

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 Vegetable Gardener s Container Bible

Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426985
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Gardening

Harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, and grow broccoli on a balcony! Best-selling author Ed Smith shows you everything you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from choosing the right plants and selecting appropriate containers through controlling pests without chemicals and harvesting fresh vegetables. You’ll discover that container gardening is an easy and fun way to enjoy summer’s bounty in even the smallest of growing spaces.

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.

Your Backyard Herb Garden

Author: Miranda Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0875969941
Release Date: 1999-01-15
Genre: Gardening

A basic guide to growing more than fifty of the most popular garden herbs, includes detailed planting and harvesting instructions, and recipes for seasonings, vinegars, oils, jellies, breads and teas

Epic Tomatoes

Author: Craig LeHoullier
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122090
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Genre: Gardening

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.