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All New Square Foot Gardening: More Projects, New Solutions, Grow Vegetables Anywhere (3rd Edition Fully Updated)
Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges.With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation:100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work.Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as:• Adding trellises and archways• Substituting with new materials• Adding automatic watering systems• "Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes• Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard• Square Foot Gardening with kids• Crop protection
Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty
Ziegler, Lisa Mason
Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried and true technique!Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden, but there's more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers will walk you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate. With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive--and beautify your garden in the process.
101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily
Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a behind-the-coop tour like you've never seen. Lisa has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she's collected more than just your average tips.101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens' lives without breaking the bank.This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:• Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treats• The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow• Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teas• The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains• The Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block!
Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere!
Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is the definitive guidebook to mastering this consistently proven and effective gardening method.Raised Bed Revolution provides you with information on 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.
Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics
Is your lawn full of weeds? Are your plants diseased? Is your flower bed forlorn? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends--or even a garden you can show off with pride?This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself--all with step-by-step photographs. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own fruits and vegetables, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden.
All New Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space (2nd Edition)
Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel's industry-changing insights.
Rocky Mountain Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year
Whether home is in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, or another Rocky Mountain state, Rocky Mountain Month-by-Month Gardening offers current information on the best gardening practices for the region through each month of the year. Complete with specific advice on growing annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, roses, ground covers, trees, shrubs, and vines, this book is the only reference you'll need to have a successful and beautiful garden, lawn, and landscape. Included are detailed instructions on everything from watering and fertilizing to pruning and problem solving. No matter your gardening level—from beginner to expert—you'll find actionable tips for all of the seasonal gardening tasks needed to gain satisfying results. Reap the benefits of the gardening successes of author John Cretti, who has more than thirty-two years of gardening experience!
Straw Bale Gardens Complete (Updated Edition)
Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically.Imagine building a simple shoulder season seed-starter greenhouse for under $100 and then heating it with six bales of straw. In this all-new section, Karsten explains how you can build his six-week greenhouse, and set all of your seed trays on the nice warm benches inside, made from straw bales. The heat generated during their early decomposition is the entire heat source for the tiny greenhouse.Among the new subjects:• Building and heating the six-week greenhouse for less than $100• Cultivating mushrooms in straw bales• Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive• How to make a cold frame with straw bales• Trellising projects for growing vertically• And much moreAssure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the pioneer of the method.
Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive
Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there’s Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites—specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.
California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
California abounds with edible selections to grow in the diverse conditions of the state. California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the critical elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affects growing success. More than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are highlighted, and helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden are included.
California Gardener's Handbook
Bruce and Sharon Asakawa have combined more than 100 years of gardening expertise into the best resource for the varied climates and environmental challenges of gardening in California. Their plant list provides strength against the forces of nature and the stresses of everyday life.California Gardener's Handbook features:• Twelve popular plant categories, including annuals and waterwise selections• Chapters on edible gardening that include citrus, fruits, nuts, and vegetables• An extensive selection of beautiful tropical a nd sub-tropical plants• Twelve months of around-the-garden advice for each of the plant categories• Information on sustainable and environmentally sound gardening practices
Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening
With a fresh look and updated information, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the when-to and how-to information that has made these books so popular over the years, presented in a new, easier-to-use format with more full-color photography and the most current information available. Complete with specific advice on growing flowers (both annuals and perennials), bulbs, grasses, roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines, this book is one no garden lover will want to miss! In the winter, certain tasks are needed to plan for and improve the next growing season. And once things really start growing in the spring and summer, you'll find advice on the best way to get the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting to watering and fertilizing, and from maintenance to problem solving, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening shows all levels of gardeners the best practices to grow satisfying and rewarding results.
Growing Perfect Vegetables (Square Foot Gardening)
Mel Bartholomew Foundation
Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables is a practical guide that answers the age-old question for gardeners: How do you know when a fruit or vegetable is ripe?Square Foot Gardening is the most popular alternate gardening method in the world, and this new title is a terrific addition to the SFG family. Growing Perfect Vegetables gets to the root of what every gardener wants: perfect produce, and lots of it.Whether you grow in a Square Foot Garden, a straw bale garden, containers, or a traditional garden plot, you'll be happy to have this helpful garden book so you can approach harvest time with confidence, not apprehension. Because even the most experienced homegrowers get a little nervous when harvest time comes around.In Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables, you’ll find hundreds of beautiful photos that show you exactly how produce should look when perfectly ripe, and ready for picking and buying. It even includes some tips and clues to help you interpret what your plants are trying to tell you about the fruit they are bearing.Written under the direction of The Mel Bartholomew Foundation, named for the inventor of Square Foot Gardening, this handy book provides crucial information, including optimal planting and harvesting times for more than 60 fruits and vegetables, along with the many high resolution photos of perfectly ripe produce.
Mid-Atlantic Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year
Most garden tasks aren't complicated. But knowing when to do them Now, that's the question. But you'll never be at a loss of what to do and when to do it with this definitive guide for mid-Atlantic gardeners.
Grow Cook Eat
From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the garden and using it in the kitchen with guides to 50 of the best-loved, tastiest vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. The guides give readers easy-to-follow planting and growing information, specific instructions for harvesting all the edible parts of the plant, advice on storing food in a way that maximizes flavor, basic preparation techniques, and recipes. The recipes at the end of each guide help readers explore the foods they grow and demonstrate how to use unusual foods, like radish greens, garlic scapes, and green coriander seeds.
Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment
Become an indoor gardening expert as horticulturalist Shelley Levis walks you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside, including a review of the wide array of methods available.Our indoor environments are ideal for human comfort, but they are not always hospitable to plants, especially vegetables and other edibles. In just the last few years, the technology for creating a better indoor plant environment has expanded. With the new, compact systems and tools available, it has become simple for anyone to grow an indoor kitchen garden and enjoy freshly picked edibles grown right on your own countertop.Countertop Gardens shows you how to set up a cordial growing environment anywhere. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, Shelley shows you how to make your own DIY setups—from simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions. Beautiful photographs throughout illustrate methods, growing options, and creative projects. The chapters cover:• Countertop garden methods• Best edibles for countertop gardens• DIY countertop gardening• Growing basics• Countertop growing devices• TroubleshootingNo matter the size of your kitchen or your ambition, Countertop Gardens will help you make sure your favorite herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables are within reach 365 days a year!
Welcome houseplants into your space and use them to make beautiful home decor projects that showcase your plants and your creativity.It's time to change the way we think about houseplants. For too long we have overlooked potted plants and failed to appreciate the many benefits they can bring into our homes: improved air quality, natural decor, brilliant colors, and a greener lifestyle, just to name a few.Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life, beauty, and health benefits of plants into your home in creative ways. Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass) brings fun to creating your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants, and other favorite indoor greenery. Also find simple guidance for taking care of your plants and DIY tips.This guide to houseplants takes you through modern trends in filling your space with plants, such as display with macramé, concrete planters, new plant stands for popular botanicals like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera, and also shows what a beautiful, unique, and even artistic experience living with plants can be. Step-by-step projects include:• Chandelier-style planters• Moss jar gardens and photo frames• Terrariums• Succulent centerpieces• And more!Beyond the individual projects, you'll find endless ideas for botanical styling from the author, as well as a large network of shopkeepers and interior designers who bring you into their homes to see remarkable interior design that celebrates everything green.
Life in the Garden
From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and lifePenelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. "Her body of work proves that certain themes never go out of fashion," writes the New York Times Book Review, as true of this beautiful volume as of the rest of the Lively canon.Now in her eighty-fourth year, Lively muses, "To garden is to elide past, present, and future; it is a defiance of time."
The Brother Gardeners
Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America. In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and seeds to Peter Collinson in London. Around these men formed the nucleus of a botany movement, which included famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; Philip Miller, bestselling author of "The Gardeners Dictionary"; and Joseph Banks and David Solander, two botanist explorers, who scoured the globe for plant life aboard Captain Cook's Endeavor. As they cultivated exotic blooms from around the world, they helped make Britain an epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. "The Brother Gardeners" paints a vivid portrait of an emerging world of knowledge and gardening as we know it today.
New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening
The definitive guide to becoming a successful gardener in the great gardening states of New York and New Jersey. If you're a passionate gardener and a resident of the Empire State or the Garden State, this is the gardening book you need on your bookshelf. Written by New Jersey Master Gardener Kate Copsey, this book provides monthly gardening advice that is exclusively tailored to gardeners in these two unique states.
Minnesota & Wisconsin: What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year (Month-by-Month Gardening)
Expert gardener Melinda Myers shares years of hard-won gardening experience in this comprehensive book tailored exclusively for readers living in Wisconsin and Minnesota. An easy-to-follow format, extensive how-to photos, and specific advice give you a rich, month-by-month picture of gardening in these two garden-friendly states. Reading this book is like having your own garden coach to answer your questions and tell you everything you need to do to get your garden rolling.
Microgreens: How to Grow Nature's Own Superfood (Second Edition)
Microgreens provides practical guidance on growing arugula and other popular mini-greens unique for their powerful nutritional punch, tasty variety of colors, textures and flavors, and high levels of concentrated active compounds. The author provides guidance for growing, harvesting and preparing the most popular microgreens plus newer microgreens like kale, daikon radish, bok choy, shungiku, and mizuna. The comprehensive instructions explain which containers to use, how to sow the seeds, when to harvest, how to store the bounty, and much more. A special chapter has tips on helping children to grow microgreens.Microgreens shows how easy it is to bring fresh, nutritional and economical gourmet produce to the dinner table any time of year. This how-to book is ideal for health-conscious home cooks, especially those who believe in the importance of home-grown foods.
Texas Gardener's Handbook
The Texas Gardener's Handbook features the wisdom and experience of your favorite local gardening experts in one easy-to-use volume. The authors have filled this resource with all of the must-know gardening information for your Texas gardening success!Texas Gardener's Handbook features:• Eleven popular plant categories, from annuals to Texas wildflowers• Water-wise plant selections, native plants, and fruit and vegetable gardening for Texas• Twelve months of around-the-garden maintenance advice for each of the plant categories• More than 300 full-color plant profiles with helpful icons for sun and shade• Information on low-water gardening and sustainable gardening practices• Problem solving, pest and disease, and plant care information• Texas community resources - and so much more
Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape
A celebration of urban trees and the Americans - presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds - whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the presentAs nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.
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