How to Grow Stuff

Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners
Author: Alice Vincent
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147355103X
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 2625
The essential guide to the simple art of growing stuff. Feeling green-fingered but not sure where to start? This book is for you. Growing stuff - herbs, veg, salad, flowers and plants - is fun and pretty easy. You just need some practical knowledge - all in this book - and a bit of space - a window ledge, pot or plot of soil. Then, have fun growing: basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, chillies, courgettes, rocket, tomatoes, geraniums, pansies, lavender, osteospurmum, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, tulips, succulents, aloe vera, money plants, maidenhair ferns and oxalis. If you have no outside space at all, you can grow everything here inside too...

Slow Gardening

A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons
Author: Felder Rushing
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582673
Category: Gardening
Page: 220
View: 3413
Presents advice on low-maintenance gardening, with tips for easy landscaping, short-cut composting, container gardening, and reliable plant combinations.

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces
Author: Alex Mitchell
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609614119
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 1382
You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens—and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.

The Week-by-week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook

Author: Ron Kujawski,Jennifer Kujawski
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426949
Category: Gardening
Page: 199
View: 6507
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.

Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening

The Total Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants the Natural Way
Author: Howard Garrett
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589794818
Category: Gardening
Page: 220
View: 5744
This book shows you how to have healthy soil and recommends environmentally safe products and even some homemade remedies to control pests and diseases in your garden. It describes more than 100 food plants and gives specific information on the growth habits, culture, harvest, and storage of each.

The First-time Gardener

Author: Pattie Barron
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780517886199
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 4016
Richly illustrated with 150 color illustrations and 65 color photos, this book covers everything from buying plants and controlling pests to pruning, transplanting, and fertilizing, and even how to plant to attract certain kinds of butterflies and birds.

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden

326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697806
Category: Gardening
Page: 284
View: 3132
A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.

How to Grow

A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet
Author: Hollie Newton
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 1409169332
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 2269
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.


A modern guide to grow-your-own veg
Author: Paul Matson,Lucy Annna Scott
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911595180
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 984
When you’re growing veg for the first time it can be hard to know where to start and even more difficult to find inspiring advice that isn’t completely incomprehensible... Enter SowHow – the innovative grow guide for the modern gardener. With its fresh, bright design and clear-cut know-how, this clever little book provides all the expert advice and encouragement you need to get growing. You’ll find entries on 30 easy-grow vegetables to sow throughout the seasons, from kale to runner beans and carrots to cucamelons, plus ideas for herbs, edible flowers and advice on cultivating your own cocktail garden. SowHow breaks down the key steps of sowing, planting and harvesting each featured vegetable into understandable bite-sized chunks using straightforward language and smart infographics. Plus, the essential start-up advice covering everything from top tools and cunning crop rotations, to uncomplicated compost and the lowdown on mulches, will make you a pro in no time. Complete with simple cooking suggestions, shrewd storage info and creative gardening hacks, this unique, comprehensive companion will transform your grow space into a hot bed for leeks, beets and all your other veggie friends. So whether you are looking to fill a garden, an allotment, or a patio pot, get going and grow with SowHow.

Easy Gardens for North Central Texas

Author: Steve Huddleston,Pamela Crawford
Publisher: Color Garden Incorporated
ISBN: 9780971222083
Category: Gardening
Page: 312
View: 5095
This groundbreaking book shows beginners and experienced gardeners alike how to create gorgeous gardens with the easiest, colorful, low water plants that north central Texas has to offer. It features over 1000 spectacular photos of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that thrive with little or no irrigation and only require minutes of care per year - plants that can breeze through hot, humid, Texas summers while attracting butterflies, birds and hummingbirds. Shop for plants like a pro by taking the book with you to garden centers and checking out the latest information on the newest plants around from people who have grown them! Create traffic-stopping color combinations from the over 150 easy examples shown.

Saving Seeds

The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Author: Marc Rogers
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122418
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 8722
Enjoy a delicious bounty of heirloom vegetables every year. Marc Rogers guides you through the time-honored and cost-effective tradition of collecting seeds from this year’s harvest to grow next year’s crop. Learn how to select and store seeds from proven varieties of more than 100 common vegetables and flowers. Through saving seeds and growing heirloom plants you’ll not only have a thriving garden every summer, you’ll be saving money and preserving local flavors at the same time.

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
View: 7352
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.

Stress-Free Vegetable Gardening

Thriving Gardens with Minimal Effort
Author: Caleb Warnock
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462126227
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 9217
Save time and money in your garden! No more excuses! Well-known author Caleb Warnock provides insightful instruction on how to make gardening fun, easy, and stress-free. Learn how to silence popular gardening mythsavoid those obnoxious weedsremove pests safely and without nasty chemicalsgrow vegetables year-roundand so much more! Just for you, Caleb also includes a cheat sheet on how to grow, care for, and harvest anything from the commonly known cucumbers, carrots, and potatoes to the lesser-known sunchoke, mustard greens, and Chinese cabbage. Learn how easy it is to create an abundant crop with almost no effort. With this book in hand, you can enjoy delicious harvests that come back year after year

Herbs & Flowers

Plant, Grow, Eat
Author: McCormac, Pip
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1787130290
Page: 144
View: 8630
Herbs & Flowers is a simple yet practical growing guide for 32 herbs and edible flowers. The book contains specific instructions for when, where and how to plant each herb and flower and also includes handy information on when to pick them and what to plant them with. The beauty of this book is that these edible plants can be grown in even the smallest of spaces, which makes Herbs & Flowers the perfect gift for any kitchen-shelf-herbs-growers or urban gardeners.

The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature
Author: Tammi Hartung
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428658
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 3236
Promoting a holistic ecological view, Tammi Hartung encourages you to invite wildlife into your garden. You’ll be amazed at how a variety of natural pollinators, pest predators, and soil enrichers can promote vibrant and healthy vegetables. Discover how a slug problem disappears once you’ve introduced a pond housing bullfrogs, how wasps can take care of tomato hornworms, and why skunks aren’t so bad after all. Learn how to garden with animals, rather than against them, and reap your most bountiful harvest yet.

The Little Veggie Patch Co.

Author: Fabian Capomolla,Mat Pember
Publisher: Plum
ISBN: 1742628419
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
View: 2269
Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you'll need, this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food. Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively - each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch. The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it's Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can. Shortlisted for the ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

Living With Plants

A Guide To Indoor Gardening
Author: Sophie Lee
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 174358492X
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 6125

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
Author: Veronica Peerless
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146546980X
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 9039
Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.


The Essential Hydroponics Guide: A Step-By-Step Hydroponic Gardening Guide to Grow Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs at Home
Author: Andy Jacobson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530336043
Category: Gardening
Page: 136
View: 5047
Grow Your Own Selection of Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs With This Proven Step-By-Step Guide to Hydroponics! 2nd Edition: Updated May 2016 Diagrams and Pictures Included to Help You Build Your Own System INCLUDES BONUSES: Starting a Hydroponics Business & The Essential Aquaponics Guide! This essential hydroponics guide gives you the proven step-by-step methods for creating and managing your own successful hydroponic system. With this, you will have the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to grow a selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers at home - without the use of any soil! It's undeniable that hydroponics allows for greater control over the challenging factors that soil brings. The ultimate goal of this book is to allow you to wave goodbye and say a final farewell to the stubbornness of soil. This book includes the necessary foundations for those just getting started in hydroponics. On top of this, more advanced techniques are outlined for those that wish to become a hydroponic hero! This is the 'go to' concise reference guide for hydroponics that covers: - An Introduction to Hydroponics - Hydroponic Growing Mediums - Types of Hydroponic Systems - Plant Nutrition - Lighting - The Growing Process - Creating Your Own Hydroponic Systems - The Crops Most Suited to Hydroponic Gardening - And much more! This is all presented with clear explanations, photos and diagrams. Buy This Book Now and Kickstart Your Hydroponic Journey!

Roses For Dummies

Author: Lance Walheim,The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053532
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
View: 2404