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The Pocket Gardener
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"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." —Gertrude Jekyll Featuring no-nonsense, year-round, step-by-step advice on everything from plot design and planting to pruning and composting, this handy book is the perfect companion for any gardener. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or information, The Pocket Gardener will keep you busy in all seasons.

Backyard Bounty - Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Transmontanus)

Grow more food, with less work, in any yard – now completely revised and expanded! Are you itching to start your own garden or grow more in the one you have, but feel that gardening is too challenging or time-consuming for your busy schedule? Now completely updated and expanded, Backyard Bounty will demystify gardening, bringing it back to the down-to-earth, environmentally practical activity that anyone can enjoy. Author and master gardener Linda Gilkeson covers everything you'll need to grow a successful garden, including: Planning your garden and preparing the soil Organic fertilizers and simplified composting Planting for winter harvests and intensive planting schedules Comprehensive information on pests, diseases, and working with an unstable climate Greenhouses, tunnels and containers Organic pest management. Packed with a wealth of information specific to the Pacific Northwest, this complete guide emphasizes low-maintenance methods, covers problems related to common pests and climate concerns, includes a monthly garden schedule for year-round planting and harvesting, and features plant profiles for everything from apples to zucchini. Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year.

The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition (A Gardener's Supply Book)

With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility―how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast―how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden―how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests―how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource―how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.

How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-Sufficiency

This modern guide to storing and preserving your garden produce enables you to eat home-grown goodness all year round. The easy-to-use reference section provides storage and preservation techniques for the majority of plant produce commonly grown in gardens and allotments. Storing your garden produce is the key to self-sufficiency because, with less than an acre of garden, you can grow enough produce to feed a family of four for a year. Much of the produce will ripen simultaneously in the summer; without proper storage most of it will go to wasten. Simple and enjoyable techniques for storing your produce are provided so you can embrace the wonderful world of self-sufficiency. In the A-to-Z list of produce, each entry includes recommended varieties, suggested methods of storage, and a number of recipes, from how to make your own cider and pickled gherkins to how to string onions and dry your own apple rings. You'll know where your food has come from, you'll save money, there won't be any packaging, and you'll be eating tasty local food while feeling good about it.

Urban Botanics: An Indoor Plant Guide for Modern Gardeners

Have trouble keeping house plants alive? Struggling to find your green fingers? Fear not! You can still have a beautiful plant-filled home with this stunning guide to indoor plants. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the seventy-five plants in this stylish guide. And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Learn how to care for succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants even with a full-time job, with this unique gardening guide that is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. With endless inspiration to brighten up your home,desk or office, this beautiful book of plants from across the world is a must for lovers of art and design, as well as plants.

Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele

Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories! Inspirational gallery of pallet project ideas, highlighting everything from furniture and planters to office spaces and room dividers Step-by-step instructions for a chair, picture frame, boxes, entry caddy, coffee table, outdoor loveseat, birdhouse, ukulele, and more More than 250 color photos to walk you through the projects and inspire your creativity Important advice on pallet safety, where to find pallets, and how to process them into usable lumber, plus fasteners, sanding, and finishing Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid! Inside Wood Pallet Projects, you'll find inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele! Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects will show you how to upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects. There's plenty of nitty gritty here on working with pallets, including where to find them, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and the best finishes (if any) to use. Chris also provides important advice on how to make sure that your pallets are safe, not sprayed with harmful chemicals. A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: A year of gardening and (wild)life

Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space. On her own she unscrews, saws, and hammers the decking away, she clears the builders' rubble and rubbish beneath it, and she digs and enriches the soil, gradually planting it up with plants she knows will attract wildlife. She erects bird boxes and bee hotels, hangs feeders and grows nectar- and pollen-rich plants, and slowly brings life back to the garden. But while she's doing this her neighbors continue to pave and deck their gardens. The wildlife she tries to save is further threatened, and she feels she's fighting an uphill battle. Is there any point in gardening for wildlife when everyone else is drowning the land in poison and cement? Throughout her story, Kate draws on an eclectic and eccentric cast of friends and colleagues, who donate plants and a greenhouse, tolerate her gawping at butterflies at Gay Pride, and accompany her on trips to visit rare bumblebees and nightingales.

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed

This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

Organic Pest Control Made Easy: How To Naturally Keep Your Home, Garden & Food Pest Free

Many people are concerned about the use of chemicals to control pests, especially where children or pets are concerned, and are turning to natural solutions to solve this age old problem. The truth is apart from the possible long term health problems, modern factory farming and chemical pesticides are actully less effective in the long term to organic gardening. With pest control in the home and garden, nature provides all the solutions if you know where to look. This book will teach you everything you need to know to not only protect your home and garden from pests but to also protect home, garden and food from pesticides.

Growing Healthy Houseplants: Choose the Right Plant, Water Wisely, and Control Pests. A Storey BASICS Title

This concise Storey BASICS® guide teaches novice gardeners how to successfully keep indoor plants beautiful and healthy. Learn how to choose the best plants for your home and what each species needs in terms of location, water, sunlight, and fertilizer. Covering the basics of repotting, pruning, and dealing with pests, Ellen Zachos shows you how to keep your houseplants looking vibrant for years to come. Soon, you’ll be watching over a collection of thriving plants that add a lively dose of color to your home.

Bring the Outside In: The Essential Guide to Cacti, Succulents, Planters and Terrariums

Love plants, but short on outdoor space? Or feeling inspired by striking terrariums and succulent gardens? Eager to create a unique home brimming with greenery? Then this is the book for you. With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring the Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens, and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.

The Kitchen Herb Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Cooking and Using Culinary Herbs

This is a herb book with a difference. It shows you how to grow and use your own fresh, home-grown, kitchen herbs throughout the gardening year. In a really user-friendly format, it follows the changing seasons to provide guidance, inspiration and practical advice on cultivating a kitchen herb garden, in whatever space you have available. * Includes detailed information on how to plan, plant, grow and maintain your herbs so that your herb garden is always productive. * Information on their traditional use is accompanied by advice on cooking them and on their health benefits. * Included in each of the seasonal chapters is a featured Herb of the Month, which includes extended and fascinating information - and some delicious recipes. * Offers you an A-Z Gazetteer of the most popular herbs to use in the kitchen so you can decide which ones to buy as well as which ones to grow.

Penny Saving Household Helper: 500 Little Ways to Save Big

This handy guide resurrects the fine art of frugal housekeeping with over 500 tips on saving money throughout the home and garden. Learn creative ways to cut back, pinch pennies, reduce, recycle, and re-use. Want to save on the grocery bill? Buy the whole chicken rather than individual cuts. Get more wear out of your wardrobe? Add a dash of salt to the washer to keep your darks from fading in the laundry. Lovely vintage-inspired line drawings and a beautiful foil-stampedcloth cover make this an ideal stocking stuffer or newlywed gift. Best of all, Penny Saving Household Helperis a bargain in and of itself. At $12.95, it's just a little over two cents per tip!

Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening

Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space - indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home, even if you are living in a space no bigger than a shoebox. As well as improving the air quality of your home - necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city - caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and de-stress, improving your quality of life. Living with Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering you over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space: from moss wall hangings, potted plants, air plants, water plants, hanging baskets, terrariums, and more. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings. It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party. This is your one-stop shop to creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget.

Glass Gardens: Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office

Not everyone can be Martha Stewart, and luckily you don’t need to be to create beautiful terrariums to display in your space or to give as a gift. With simple instructions and a relaxed and pleasant tone, Glass Gardens speaks to the beginner terrarium-maker as a best friend would over a cup of coffee or tea. You won’t find any overly elaborate or complicated projects here! With just a few supplies and a small amount of time, you’ll have a gorgeous centerpiece to display or give away. Learn how to create stunning, easy-to-maintain terrariums with cacti and succulents, as well as water terrariums (aquariums) with plants you can buy at your local pet store and air terrariums (aeriums), which are by far the easiest type of terrarium to create and keep alive. In Glass Gardens, you’ll be given lists of supplies you’ll need as well as information on where to find them in addition to tips and tricks about the best ways to keep your plants alive and thriving. Easy, step-by-step instructions and detailed photos will have you designing your own glass gardens before you know it.

Gardening: Essential Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening & Growing Organic Vegetables From Home (Vertical Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, ... Gardening, Perrenial Vegetables) (Volume 1)

FREE Gardening books inside - Get my future books for free, information inside! Are you interested in starting your own organic vegetable garden from home? Do you want to learn about ways to optimally grow your vegetables? Seeking inspiration and information on vegetable gardening or organic gardening in general? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, “ Gardening: Essential Beginners Guide to Gardening ” is the book for you! This book was designed as an introduction book and has specifically been written from a beginner’s perspective. Anyone interested to learn about optimizing their organic vegetable harvest and successfully maintaining a vegetable garden will be able to enjoy this book. What Will I Learn From This Book? The following topics are covered in this book: How and what to grow in your vegetable garden (with supporting images) Extensive information on grow requirements for organic vegetables How to achieve optimal soil conditions and which soil to choose Finding the perfect location and tools for your organic vegetable garden Useful information on gardening variations, such as container gardening, vertical gardening and square foot gardening Essential tips on how to optimize your organic vegetable garden with natural organic methods What common mistakes to avoid when starting your home garden These are just SOME of the topics that are covered in this book! Starting an organic vegetable garden is not only a lifestyle choice, it is also a healthy choice. Freshly harvested organic vegetables are packed with healthy vitamins, minerals and other building blocks for a super-healthy lifestyle. Having your own garden is also both a great learning project for children, as well as a lovely outdoor hobby for adults. Discover the opportunities of the gardening life… This book will introduce you to a world where you will see vegetables in a different light. Forget those perfectly shaped, processed and pre-packaged vegetables from your local supermarket, naturally produced vegetables are way more versatile and tasty! After starting out with some of the guidelines discussed in this book, it will be a piece of cake for you to branch out into a large vegetable garden full of delicious, fresh and homemade foods. Interested to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the Add to Cart button to start learning about vegetable gardening! --- Tags: Organic vegetable garden, gardening for beginners, vegetable home garden, organic gardening, home garden, backyard farm, urban homestead, DIY, permaculture, self sufficiency, homesteading, perennial vegetables, herbal garden, gardening books, berries, canning, food preservation, tomatoes, carrots, beets, beginners gardening, horticulture, landscape, botanical, plant, square foot gardening.

Drink Your Own Garden: A Homebrew Guide Using Your Garden Ingredients

Drink up, with this fully revised and wonderfully imaginative guide to making the most of your garden produce. The 140 recipes here range from fruit and berry wines to beer and honey mead, as well as nonalcoholic juices, cordials, and teas. It includes guidelines for every step; advice on equipment, ingredients, and what to grow when; and a list of potential problems and remedies, accompanied by attractive vintage-style color illustrations.

The Home Book: Practical Advice and Clever Ideas for Cleaning, Repairing and Organising Your House and Garden

What are the best ways to defeat rising damp, combat yellowing cotton and fix noisy water pipes? Full of invaluable and easy-to-follow advice for indoors and out, The Home Book has all the answers for you. The Home Book provides simple techniques for cleaning, maintaining and repairing your home. Save money using The Home Book's own recipes for household disinfectants and follow the invaluable stain removal tips—did you know you can get rid of lipstick stains with kerosene and use milk when removing ink on cotton? Other handy hints are great for the environment as well as your budget, such as running your fridge between 3 degrees oC and 5 degrees oC to reduce electricity costs. Tips on growing herbs, making your own straw compost and tending a worm garden will guarantee you get the best out of your outdoor space, whether it's a garden or apartment balcony. Every home will benefit from this book that is packed with clever ideas, practical information and helpful hints. The Home Book is an indispensable DIY manual.

Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, and Platters: 35 stylish and simple projects for the home and garden

Create 35 beautiful planters, decorations, and gifts—all using concrete. Create 35 beautiful planters, decorations, and gifts—all using concrete. Follow Hester van Overbeek's simple tutorials to make a huge range of unique concrete projects. You will find everything you need to know—what type of concrete to buy, how to use it, and how to decorate it—explained in a comprehensive techniques section. From there you can make chic and on-trend home accessories such as upside-down plant pots, a concrete vase with a wooden base, serving platters, a letter-shaped bookend, fruit bowls, and much more.

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