How to Grow

A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet

Author: Hollie Newton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409169332

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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'I like that you call brussel sprouts w*nkers' - DIANE MORGAN/PHILOMENA CUNK 'Your book was our bible all summer' - PEARL LOWE 'As a gardening beginner/twit I'm a huge fan' - KEELEY HAWES 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.
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No Fear Gardening

How To Think Like a Gardener

Author: Charlie Hart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472132408

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Desperate to use this time to get out into your garden but don't know where to start? This is the book you need! 'An easy read with no gardening know-how required . . . Hart's enthusiasm flows from the page . . . Up-to-date thinking on wildlife, wellbeing and no-dig cultivation pop up too, which are applicable to gardens big and small, making this a perfect introduction to gardening without the fear of doing something wrong' Gardens Illustrated Are you frightened of your garden? Terrified of accidentally bringing death to a sap-filled friend? Put off by the overwhelming number of species of plants and their baffling Latin names? Whether your garden is a sprawling country plot or a kitchen windowsill, gardening is good for the mind, body and soul. Yet just the thought of picking up a pair of secateurs can strike fear into even the bravest of hearts, meaning we often don't make the most of our personal Edens. Charlie's 'no fear' approach to gardening will help you find the easy path to beautiful borders and jampacked vegetable beds. A reassuring, simple-to-use handbook, No Fear Gardening is aimed at all budding gardeners and anyone who might be missing out simply because they don't know how and where to start. Whatever the reason, this book will answer all your questions. From digestible lists of what seeds to plant where, guides to pruning and how to cope with difficult spots to Charlie's favourite vegetables to grow (and, more importantly, eat) and essential pieces of kit, Charlie has condensed a wealth of gardening know-how into easy-to-follow and practical tips. With its unique, liberating approach, No Fear Gardening will inspire you to dust the cobwebs off your watering can and get your garden blooming, whatever the weather or season.
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Greenhouse Gardening

The Complete Guide for Beginners Reflecting the Most Effective Ways to Grow Vegetables and Fruits In a Greenhouse On a Very Low Budget

Author: Viola Roses

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 136

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Learn How To Grow Fruits & Veggies Efficiently In A Greenhouse, Even IfYou're On A Tight Budget! Have you always dreamedof growing your own fruits and vegetables, but you didn't know where tostart? This book will not only help you learn how to grow tasty fruitsand veggies, but it will also teach you how to turn your hobby into a successfulbusiness. A greenhouse provides the perfect environment for non-stopgardening. This incredibly useful structure will not only help you plant year-round but it will alsoallow you to expand your plant options. And, the best part is you can have your greenhouse andplants even if you're on a tight budget. This guide is a must-have for all those who wantto take up gardening and start growing their own plants and vegetables. Once you get the hang ofit, you can use the advice from the book to start your own business and earn some money on theside! Here's what you'll discover in thisbook: Expert tips for choosing and building the perfectgreenhouse for your needs A detailed guide for insulating, heating, and maintaining your greenhouse The essential items that everygreenhouse must contain Invaluable pieces of advice that will helpyou decide what to plant in your greenhouse Secrets for turning yourordinary greenhouse into a successful greenhouse business Growingplants in a greenhouse, whether edible or ornamental, requires some knowledgebeforehand. This is one of the most detailed yet pretty straightforward guides that willhelp you grasp the skills essential for growing plants in a greenhouse in no time! It contains allthe details that make a difference and prevent beginners from makingmistakes. The best part about this book? You don't even have to set asidetime to read it! You can listen to it while driving to work or even doing somegardening! Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", andStart Reading!
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Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers

Author: Joseph Tychonievich

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693649

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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Presents easy-to-follow instructions for breeding ornamental plants and vegetables to fit the aesthetics and conditions of particular gardens, and includes tips on choosing parent plants, cross-pollination, and storing seeds.
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How to Make a Forest Garden

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230087

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

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A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
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The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book

Your Complete Guide to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetables

Author: Catherine Abbott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440500142

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 5666

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Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like: What is the best way to maximize my garden space? How do I get started growing food to sustain my family? Can I grow vegetables inside my house? How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating? Will I really save money by growing my own? You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!
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Gardening Express

Know How to Start a Garden Outdoor and Indoor

Author: KnowIt Express,Carol Hayes

Publisher: N2K Publication

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 47

View: 9405

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Get on the EXPRESS for "Gardening" Know How to Start a Garden Outdoor and Indoor Look out your window - what do you see? Probably something like a barren wasteland of weed and dirt...or in other word, a scene that is anything but inspiring to behold. However, take a look at your dear friendly neighbor's yard. What do you see now? Fertile rich green land sprouting with floral plants and vegetations as far as the eyes can see striking you with nothing less than an awe. Now take a look back at your yard. Nothing. Don't' fret, because just about anybody can bring new life to their land through gardening. After all, that's the real reason why you're here is because you're looking to get into gardening, without even knowing anything about it, right? Having a garden offers many rewarding benefits, from having a beautiful cultivated space to look at, fresh air to breathe, and free foods to sustain yourself on your own, as well as even medicinal supplies in your very own backyard through growing your own herbs. Then why don't more people venture into gardening? Because they think it takes a lot of work, they need to have a huge space, not to mention if they don't' even have a yard, or they simply don't know how to start a garden. "Gardening Express" will take care all of that for you. You can start an outdoor garden today regardless if you have a huge space or not, or an indoor garden if you don't have a yard at all. By taking the "Gardening Express," your destination includes: - How to set your garden in motion through the simple planning phase. - How to research and sketch your ideal garden with all the different tools. - How to lay the groundwork with sectioning the land and placing the composites. - How to determine what you should plant based on your likes and commitment. - How to manage your garden throughout the different seasons from facing hardships. - Also, personalized hands-on exercises and applications to put everything into action to plant a gardening for beginners. ...and much more. Bring to life your horticulture creation now easily and on the express!
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Homesteading

A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602397473

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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A companion guide to the best-selling Back to Basics shares recommendations for identifying and incorporating green lifestyle choices, covering practices ranging from container gardening and keeping chickens to using rainwater and supporting sustainable restaurants.
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Independence Days

A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

Author: Sharon Astyk

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924400

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

View: 6181

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Hard times aren’t just coming, they are here already. The recent economic collapse has seen millions of North Americans move from the middle class to being poor, and from poor to hungry. At the same time, the idea of eating locally is shifting from being a fringe activity for those who can afford it to an essential element of getting by. But aside from the locavores and slow foodies, who really knows how to eat outside of the supermarket and out of season? And who knows how to eat a diet based on easily stored and home preserved foods? Independence Days tackles both the nuts and bolts of food preservation, as well as the host of broader issues tied to the creation of local diets. It includes: How to buy in bulk and store food on the cheap Techniques, from canning to dehydrating Tools—what you need and what you don’t In addition, it focuses on how to live on a pantry diet year-round, how to preserve food on a community scale, and how to reduce reliance on industrial agriculture by creating vibrant local economies. Better food, plentiful food, at a lower cost and with less energy expended: Independence Days is for all who want to build a sustainable food system and keep eating—even in hard times. Sharon Astyk is a former academic who farms in upstate New York with her family. She is the author of Depletion and Abundance, the co-author of A Nation of Farmers, and she blogs at www.sharonastyk.com.
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The A to Z of Plant Names

A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693983

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 4552

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Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
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