The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition

Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422366

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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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.

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603424769

Category: Gardening

Page: 351

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A fully updated 10th-anniversary edition covers more vegetables, fruits and herbs than the first edition and includes full-color photos, extended-season growing advice, sections on organic gardening and solutions for small-space gardening.

Vertical Gardening

Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

Author: Derek Fell

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605290831

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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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

How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429751

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

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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.

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Author: Louise Riotte

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580170277

Category: Gardening

Page: 219

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Gathers information on the characteristics and uses of plants that promote the growth of other varieties, offering descriptions of helpful weeds and insect-repellent plants

Joy of Gardening

Author: Dick Raymond

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123198

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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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 Organic Garden Book

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756605315

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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A guide to growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, and more without harmful chemicals covers the basic principles of organic gardening and offers practical sections on improving soil fertility and controlling garden pests. Original

Square Foot Gardening

A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579548568

Category: Gardening

Page: 346

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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

Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere

Author: Tara Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866502

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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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!

Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Techniques to Help You Get Started

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865336

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful

Author: Dale Mayer

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383452

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

101 Organic Gardening Hacks

Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Author: Shawna Coronado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866626

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised. A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

A Primer on the Life-giving Biointensive Method of Organic Horticulture

Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898154153

Category: Biointensive gardening

Page: 175

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A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.

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: 5059

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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.

Successful Container Gardening

75 Easy-to-grow Flower and Vegetable "gardens"

Author: Joe Provey

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

ISBN: 9781580114561

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

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Provides expert tips for starting, grow, and maintaining disease-free, robust plants from season to season.

Seeds and Synergies

Innovating Rural Development in China

Author: Yiching Song,Ronnie Vernooy

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1853397059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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`The many connections that "seeds" have or can lead to for improving rural livelihoods and quality of life are fascinating and worth in-depth examination.' Norman Uphoff, former director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, Cornell University. --

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

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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.

Wild (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307962814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller, Wild, features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch