Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley,Barbara W. Ellis,Ellen Phillips,Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1635650992

Category: Gardening

Page: 720

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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. In this indispensable work you will find: Comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, and more The most in-depth information from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand A completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology Entries all written by American gardeners for American gardeners, with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has everything you need to create gorgeous, non-toxic gardens in any part of the country.

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: Pauline Pears,Henry Doubleday Research Association

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756609320

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

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An in-depth, lavishly illustrated reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce wholesome fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, and high-quality herbs without the use of chemicals, covering such topics as cultivation, pest control, composting, and year-round gardening methods. Reprint.

Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver

The Best and Latest Advice for Beating Pests, Diseases, and Weeds and Staying a Step Ahead of Trouble in the Garden

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 160529618X

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

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With a wealth of information and tested advice, this problem-solving treasure gives gardeners every-thing they need to do battle with garden pests, diseases, and weeds—with safe, natural solutions. Combining a troubleshooting approach with encyclopedic coverage and drawing on the most up-to-date research on biological and non- or low-toxic controls, Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver features: • more than 60 vegetables, organized alphabetically from asparagus to zucchini • individual pest entries on the 30 most common insect pests and how to combat them • individual disease entries on the 30 most common vegetable plant diseases—including symptoms and causes and ways to keep plants disease-free • a problem-solving approach to such favorite gardening topics as seed-starting, soil, weather, watering, crop rotation, fertilizing, transplanting, and season extension • "Beyond the Basics" sidebars for those willing to go the extra mile to eradicate a problem in the garden in a safe and natural way With numerous tips on prevention so gardeners can spend less time putting out fires and focus instead on producing higher-yielding and more attractive gardens, this will quickly become the trusted companion of every vegetable gardener.

The Rodale Book of Composting

Easy Methods for Every Gardener

Author: Deborah L. Martin,Grace Gershuny

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878579914

Category: Gardening

Page: 278

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Explains what composting is and how it works, provides instructions for making and using compost, and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems

Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: J. I. Rodale

Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions

ISBN: 9780762409853

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

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Our Miniature Editions "TM" collection continues to grow! Since 1989, when our first minis appeared, Running Press has offered an astonishing range of subjects, sure to find a place in any booklover's library!

Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening

A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden

Author: Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609619838

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 4003

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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.

Garden Insects of North America

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

Author: Whitney Cranshaw,David Shetlar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888948

Category: Nature

Page: 704

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This second edition of Garden Insects of North America solidifies its place as the most comprehensive guide to the common insects, mites, and other “bugs” found in the backyards and gardens of the United States and Canada. Featuring 3,300 full-color photos and concise, detailed text, this fully revised book covers the hundreds of species of insects and mites associated with fruits and vegetables, shade trees and shrubs, flowers and ornamental plants, and turfgrass—from aphids and bumble bees to leafhoppers and mealybugs to woollybears and yellowjacket wasps—and much more. This new edition also provides a greatly expanded treatment of common pollinators and flower visitors, the natural enemies of garden pests, and the earthworms, insects, and other arthropods that help with decomposing plant matter in the garden. Designed to help you easily identify what you find in the garden, the book is organized by where insects are most likely to be seen—on leaves, shoots, flowers, roots, or soil. Photos are included throughout the book, next to detailed descriptions of the insects and their associated plants. An indispensable guide to the natural microcosm in our backyards, Garden Insects of North America continues to be the definitive resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists. Revised and expanded edition covers most of the insects, mites, and other “bugs” one may find in yards or gardens in the United States and Canada—all in one handy volume Features more than 3,300 full-color photos, more than twice the illustrations of the first edition Concise, informative text organized to help you easily identify insects and the plant injuries that they may cause

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

Author: Claire Kowalchik,William H. Hylton

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875969640

Category: Gardening

Page: 545

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Provides information on the history, uses, range, and characteristics of more than one hundred herbs, and offers tips on growing them

Saving Vegetable Seeds

Harvest, Clean, Store, and Plant Seeds from Your Garden. A Storey BASICS® Title

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123643

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8959

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Save vegetable seeds as you harvest so your favorite plants can grow again next season. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Fern Marshall Bradley covers everything you need to know to successfully save seeds from 20 popular garden vegetables, including beans, carrots, peas, peppers, and tomatoes. Learn how each plant is pollinated, where to store your collected seeds through the winter, and how to test their replanting viability in the spring. Now you can grow the delicious varieties you love year after year.

A Slice of Organic Life

Author: Sheherazade Goldsmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756662117

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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Provides a comprehensive guide to growing one's own food organically, as well as how to cook home-grown produce, raise one's own selected livestock, and develop a more sustainable lifestyle.

The Organic Lawn Care Manual

A Natural, Low-maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

Author: Paul Boardway Tukey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176496

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 4440

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Explains how to make a lawn safe and environmentally friendly using organic methods, and how to pick the best grass for each climate and sunlight situation.

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control

A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way

Author: Fern Marshall Bradley,Barbara W. Ellis,Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 160529179X

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 1286

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With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you've discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, you should take. No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and-disease encyclopedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.

Lasagna Gardening

A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!

Author: Patricia Lanza

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780875967950

Category: Gardening

Page: 244

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Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits

Gardening for Geeks

DIY Tests, Gadgets, and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics, and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden

Author: Christy Wilhelmi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440557802

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 622

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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!

Gardening Without Work

For the Aging, the Busy & the Indolent

Author: Ruth Stout

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: 0981928463

Category: Gardening

Page: 226

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Garden expert and lovable eccentric Ruth Stout once said: “At the age of 87 I grow vegetables for two people the year-round, doing all the work myself and freezing the surplus. I tend several flower beds, write a column every week, answer an awful lot of mail, do the housework and cooking-and never do any of these things after 11 o’clock in the morning!” Her first book about her no-work gardening system, How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back, was the kind of book people can’t bear to return. She reports, “A dentist in Pennsylvania and a doctor in Oregon have both written me that they keep a copy of my garden book in their waiting rooms. Or try to; the dentist has had twenty-three copies stolen, the doctor, sixteen.” Gardening Without Work is her second gardening book and is even more entertaining and instructional than the first, so hide it from your friends! How does it work? “And now let’s get down to business. The labor-saving part of my system is that I never plow, spade, sow a cover crop, harrow, hoe, cultivate, weed, water or irrigate, or spray. I use just one fertilizer (cottonseed or soybean meal), and I don’t go through the tortuous business of building a compost pile. Just yesterday, under the ‘Questions and Answers’ in a big reputable farm paper, someone asked how to make a compost pile and the editor explained the arduous performance. After I read this I lay there on the couch and suffered because the victim’s address wasn’t given; there was no way I could reach him. “My way is simply to keep a thick mulch of any vegetable matter that rots on both my vegetable and flower garden all year round. As it decays and enriches the soil, I add more. And I beg everyone to start with a much eight inches deep; otherwise, weeds may come through, and it would be a pity to be discouraged at the very start.” Regardless of topic, Ruth Stout’s writing is always about living a joyous and independent life, and Gardening Without Work is no exception! This book is a treasure for the gardener and a delight even to the non-gardener. First published in 1961, this Norton Creek Press version is an exact reproduction of the original edition, with illustrations by Nan Stone.