The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener
How to Grow Food in Harmony With Nature
Paperback ISBN: 1612120555
This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to create a peaceful co-existence between your vegetable garden and the wildlife who consider it part of their habitat. By understanding and working with the surrounding environment – instead of continually fighting it – you’ll reap a larger harvest with much less stress and effort. Tammi Hartung explains how to start with a hardy and healthy garden, create beneficial relationships through smart planting, attract helpful insects and pollinators, intentionally create habitats for wildlife, and much more.
The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible
How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers
Paperback ISBN: 1603429751
By growing vegetables in containers, even novice gardeners can reap a bounty of organic food in very small spaces. Anyone can harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, or grow broccoli on a balcony — it's easy! Ed Smith shows you how to choose the right plants, select containers and tools, care for plants throughout the growing season, control pests without chemicals, and much more. He even includes plans for small-space container gardens that are perfect for urban and suburban gardeners.
All New Square Foot Gardening
The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591865484
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 II, 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.
Vegetables, Chickens & Bees
An Honest Guide to Growing Your Own Food Anywhere
Paperback ISBN: 014753061x
For anyone who's ever wanted to grow their own food, comes gardening guru Carson Arthur's honest, and often hilarious, advice for any and every skill level and space. Everyone appreciates the glory of a fresh vine-ripened vegetable, but how do you successfully grow your own? Nobody wants to see their vegetable dreams die the tragic death of a #gardenfail! That is where Carson Arthur comes in, with a wealth of knowledge to guide your gardening decisions and set you up for success in any space. Whether it's a backyard, a rooftop, a balcony or even just a window ledge, this book has everything you need to know about sunlight, space, soil, seeds, and setup. Six years ago, Carson bought a small plot of land two hours outside of the city to try his hand at having his own farm. As a gardener by trade, and with a childhood spent on an apple farm, he had a little experience to back him up! Now he's sharing all of that in Vegetables, Chickens & Bees. Carson provides very real advice on how to choose the right garden for you, how to prepare your dirt and seeds, and gives step-by-step guidance for 20 key veggies you can grow--as well as how to dodge the many pitfalls out there (like checking about the locations of cable wires and gas lines before you start digging up your yard.) Then he shares his favourite recipes for those vegetables so you can have delicious options for everything you grow. Also included are primers on raising your own chickens and keeping your own bees.
Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies
Homegrown Produce Ranked by Value
Paperback ISBN: 1591866685
Presents a ranking of fifty-nine vegetables which are the most economical to grow and are cheaper than buying that vegetable at a market, with planting and growing instructions for each individual vegetable.
The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening
Building & Maintaining Healthy Soil - Wise Watering - Pest Control Strategies - Home Composting - Dozens of Growing Guides for Fruits & Vegetables
Paperback ISBN: 0760351872
Mother Earth News knows best how to grow fruits and vegetables. The editors of Mother Earth News have curated their best advice for growing vegetables and fruits into one must-have volume. The book starts with how to plan a garden focused on edibles, including plans for kitchen gardens, strategies for small space gardening, and extensive information on installing and maintaining permanent beds. Vertical gardening and season extension are also covered. Then readers learn how to build the ideal garden foundation with chapters on maintaining soil health and making and using compost. Building fertile soil, soil pH, and crop rotation are fully explained. Readers will learn about homemade liquid fertilizers, making biochar, and vermicompost. The rest of the book â?? more than half - is devoted to gardening by season, with chapters for late winter/early spring, spring/early summer, summer, and fall/winter. For some of these chapters, vegetable- and fruit-specific guides are the main draw. For example, early spring runs through more than a dozen vegetables, from Asian greens and lettuces to raspberries, strawberries, and even fruit trees. While spring/summer is also filled with growing guides, summer and fall/winter focus more on other seasonal considerations. For example, summer covers wise watering practices, top vegetables to grow in the shade, and how to keep crops cool during hot weather. With more than 270 pages packed of time-tested information, photographs, and Mother Earth News's charming illustrations, gardeners are sure to find everything they want to know about edible gardening in this new masterclass on the topic.
The Edible Landscape
Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden With Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers
Paperback ISBN: 0760341397
"A guide to designing and planting gardens comprising vegetables, fruits, edible flowers, and ornamentals. Illustrated with color photography"--Provided by publisher.
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Midwest
Paperback ISBN: 1604695528
There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost.The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Midwest, by regional expert Michael VanderBrug, focuses on the unique eccentricities of the Midwest gardening calendar. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone— gardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up. This hardworking book also profiles the best fifty vegetables, fruits, and herbs for the region, along with basic care and maintenance for each. For home gardeners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.