Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author: Ann Whitman,Suzanne DeJohn,The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470486929

Category: Gardening

Page: 388

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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.
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Organic Gardening for Dummies

Author: Sue Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1119977282

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 7799

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Reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet Organic Gardening For Dummies shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from an environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps the reader to plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. Organic Gardening For Dummies show readers how to: Plan out the perfect organic garden Protect wildlife and help pollinators in a garden Grow a range of organic vegetables, fruits and flowers Manage pests in an eco-friendly way
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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.
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Organic Gardening For Dummies, Mini Edition

Author: Ann Whitman,National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118042581

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

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Grow a bountiful garden without harming the environment Whether you're cultivating fruits and vegetables or growing beautiful flowers, this handy guide shows you how to work with nature, not against it, to create and maintain an organic garden your whole family will enjoy. Open the book and find: How to beat weeds at their own game Tips for keeping pests away without chemical pesticides Ways to buy or make compost and build healthy soil How to work with, not against, your soil
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Urban Gardening For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502442

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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The easy way to succeed at urban gardening A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facingwindow—even a basement apartment can all be suitablelocations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount ofmoney and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible. Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most oflimited space through the use of proven small-space gardeningtechniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizingspace. Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layeredgardening Includes guidance on working with container gardening,succession gardening, and companion gardening Offers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rainbarrels, and small-space composting If you're interested in starting an urban garden that makesmaximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummieshas you covered.
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Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sven Wombwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664487

Category: Gardening

Page: 456

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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment
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Organic Gardening for Dummies

Author: Sue Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119977063

Category: Organic gardening

Page: 360

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Reduce a garden′s impact on both the environment and the wallet Organic Gardening For Dummies shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from an environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps the reader to plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. Organic Gardening For Dummies show readers how to: Plan out the perfect organic garden Protect wildlife and help pollinators in a garden Grow a range of organic vegetables, fruits and flowers Manage pests in an eco-friendly way
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Gardening All-in-One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association,Bob Beckstrom,Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Phillip Giroux,Judy Glattstein,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,Charlie Nardozzi,Sally Roth,Marcia Tatroe,Lance Walheim,Ann Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053168

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.
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Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Donna Ellis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118348540

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with thispractical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probablyheard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles inyour own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or asprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planningyour sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happyand healthy. Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supplythem to your plants sustainably? Watering techniques - how much water does your garden reallyneed, and how can you conserve and supply it? Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come fromand are they sustainable? Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of theplanet through your own gardening practices? Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methodscan you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you controlthem while being kind to the environment? Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintainthem, and what do they do for your garden? Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or evenmake your own?
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Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.
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