Vegetable Crops
All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
All New Square Foot Gardening
Grow More in Less Space!
Paperback      ISBN: 1591862027
This guide blends the author's Square Foot method of gardening with a highly illustrated "how-to" approach that every gardener will understand. Includes over 75 photographs, illustrations, instructions, and charts showing growth rate and proper plant choice.
Greens!: Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Own Vegetables
Greens!
Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Own Vegetables
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620877295
Enjoy delicious, nutrient-rich vegetables right from your own garden!
The New Seed Starter's Handbook
The New Seed Starter's Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0878577521
Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden
The Potato Garden: A Grower's Guide
The Potato Garden
A Grower's Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517591170
Traces the history of the potato, describes more than two hundred varieties, and offers practical advice on growing potatoes
Sugar Snaps & Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Sugar Snaps & Strawberries
Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 1604691247
Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process.
Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava: Cultivation Techniques
Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava
Cultivation Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786760002
Originating in South America, cassava is now grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric value, as well as its ability to tolerate dry conditions and poor soils, makes it a key food security crop in developing countries, particularly in Africa. As demand for food grows, there is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of cassava at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 1 starts by reviewing current issues facing cassava cultivation around the world before discussing methods for sustainable intensification such as rotations, intercropping and more efficient nutrient management. Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1: Cultivation techniques will be a standard reference for agricultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in improving cassava cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 2 which reviews breeding, pests and diseases.
Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control
Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize
Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786760126
Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 2 reviews research on improvements in cultivation techniques such as nutrient management, crop rotation, intercropping and other aspects of conservation agriculture. It also discusses developments in methods for combatting pests and diseases. Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 2: Cultivation techniques, pest and disease control will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews developments in breeding and ways research can be translated into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.
Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize: From Improved Varieties to Local Applications
Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize
From Improved Varieties to Local Applications
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786760088
Maize is one of the most important and widely grown cereal crops in the world and is a staple food for almost a billion people, particularly in the developing world. It has been estimated that maize yields need to increase by 60% by 2050. There is an urgent need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of maize at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. Volume 1 reviews research on breeding and its use in improving nutritional quality and agronomic performance. It then goes on to discuss the challenges in translating these advances into effective outcomes for smallholders in the developing world.Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volume 1: From improved varieties to local applications will be a standard reference for cereal scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in maize cultivation. It is accompanied by Volume 2 which reviews improvements in cultivation techniques as well as the management of pests and diseases.
All New Square Foot Gardening: More Projects - New Solutions - Grow Vegetables Anywhere
All New Square Foot Gardening
More Projects - New Solutions - Grow Vegetables Anywhere
Paperback      ISBN: 0760362858
In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the bestselling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. 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 yard - Square Foot Gardening with kids - Crop protection Don't wait another season to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.
Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates
Around the World in 80 Plants
An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates
Paperback      ISBN: 1856231410
This book takes us on an original and inspiring adventure around the temperate world, introducing us to the author’s top eighty perennial leafy-green vegetables. We are taken underground gardening in Tokyo, beach gardening in the UK, and traditional roof gardening in the Norwegian mountains. . . . There are stories of the wild foraging traditions of indigenous people in all continents: from the Sámi people of northern Norway to the Maori of New Zealand, the rich food traditions of the Mediterranean peoples, the high-altitude food plants of the Sherpas in the Himalayas, wild mountain vegetables in Japan and Korea, and the wild aquatic plant that sustained Native American tribes with myriad foodstuffs and other products. Around the World in 80 Plants will be of interest to both traditional vegetable and ornamental gardeners, as well as anyone interested in permaculture, forest gardening, foraging, slow food, gourmet cooking, and ethnobotany. A thorough description is given of each vegetable, its traditions, stories, cultivation, where to source seed and plants, and how to propagate it. Sprinkled with recipes inspired by local traditional gastronomy, this is a fascinating book, an entertaining adventure, and a real milestone in climate-friendly vegetable growing from a pioneering expert on the subject.