Author: Frances Tophill
Publisher: Hachette UK
Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.
Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More
Author: Wendy Tweten,Debbie Teashon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Turn your gardening time into happy hour with this guide to grow-your-own ingredients for drinks! Whether you're a homebrewer, wine-maker, or cocktail enthusiast, it's fun to make something that everyone in your life can gather around and enjoy. The joys and rewards of your garden can be extended to your table very easily. There's a certain satisfaction in cooking with your first carrot, grabbing a fresh handful of cilantro from a balcony container garden, or making sauce with your first homegrown tomatoes. But while there are many books on growing food, there hasn't been a guide for growing those precious fruits, vegetables and herbs, that you and yours can use in another way: to craft delicious drinks. Gardening for the Homebrewer shows you the exciting world of gardens and plants that can be used for fermentation and for cocktails. Learn how to tell if your yard is the perfect pasture for malts and hops or whether it's better suited to a fragrant collection of herbs and fruits. Have just a balcony or a windowsill? No problem! A variety of garden plans and plant recommendations will suit gardeners of all types - even ones with limited space.
Author: Sue Fisher,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Wenn Sie nicht nur Ihrem grünen Daumen vertrauen wollen Haben Sie ein Stück Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln möchten, aber außer der Freude an erdverschmierten Händen, sattem Grün und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist Gärtnern für Dummies das richtige Buch für Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der für Sie und Ihr Stück Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus Bäumen, Büschen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einjährigen und mehrjährigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Blühen bringen. Außerdem enthält das Buch viele nützliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartengerät, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Schädlingsbekämpfung und zum Kompostieren.
24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter. Using simple language and illustrated garden layouts, Pleasant shows you how to start, maintain, and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden in even the tiniest backyard. With handy tips on enriching soil, planting schedules, watering, fighting pests, and more, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to enjoy your own homegrown vegetables.
A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
Author: Patricia Lanza
Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits
Advice, Tips, and Tools for Better Health Featuring the Unique Exercise Plan to Save Your Back and Knees!
Author: Jeffrey P. Restuccio
Get Fit Through Gardening A Fun Program to Get Your Body Fit, Your Food Fresh, and Your Mind Calm A new approach to gardening that shows how gardeners can get the maximum amount of health benefits from planting and tending to their garden Gardening is traditionally thought of as a gentle hobby suited for the weekend–not as exercise. It’s time to turn over a new leaf with Get Fit Through Gardening. Thousands of gardeners worldwide will benefit from this unique exercise program that will emphasize strengthening their backs and knees to prevent injury. It also introduces this novel approach to fitness enthusiasts everywhere, suggesting that the way to fitness may just be a Saturday afternoon spent weeding and raking. Get Fit Through Gardening is completely different than traditional gardening. It’s all about the gardener’s needs, health, and muscles–not the needs of the plants. What you grow becomes secondary to how you grow, and the focus is on getting the maximum amount of health benefits as possible from your exercising. Inside, you’ll learn how to: • turn your garden into your own personal fitness center • properly assume one of eight stances to protect your back and knees • stretch properly, before and after your gardening exercise • alternate hands and tools to get a complete body workout in 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week You can grow vegetables or flowers, or just use the techniques inside to monitor your perfect lawn. Either way, it’s up to you to reap what you sow: a fit and healthy body.
Author: Eileen Powell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
A comprehensive, richly illustrated reference on how to grow plants from seed provides everything a gardener needs to know about germinating, growing, and cultivating more than five hundred different types of flowering plants, furnishing essential information on light, soil, spacing requirements, climate, general plant care, and propagation, with quick-reference charts covering more than one thousand species. Original.
Author: Jane McMorland Hunter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. ""Basic Gardening"" features step-by-step guidelines to every aspect of garden care. It covers all the basics, taking nothing for granted, in addition to lots of information on areas of topical interest, such as how to save water during a drought period and how to compost. With straightforward guidelines for growing your own fruit and vegetables, ""Basic Gardening"" shows you how to turn a patch of muddy ground into an easily maintainable garden, whatever the size of your plot and however busy you are. From lawn care and watering to creating patios and growing vegetables, it is packed with easy-to-follow, practical advice.
A Twelve-month Guide for Therapy, Recreation, and Education
Author: Bibby Moore
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Offers guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program, with activities organized by month, plus program development and evaluation guidelines and a teacher's guide to gardening skills
A step-by-step guide to creating a working garden for your early years setting
Author: Sue Ward
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
The practical guide to creating a working garden for children in the early years to enjoy year after year. Whatever time of year it is, involving young children in gardening can be an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills for the EYFS and can bring children of all abilities together. This gem of a guide aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating an early years garden from first conception to eating your own veg! Features: Where to start: how to plan for your garden and get funding Calendar of what to plant and harvest when Tips on plant that are great for cooking, as well as the ones that are guaranteed to give the quickest results A wealth of activities based around your garden, all linked to the ELGs An essential for any green-minded nursery, whether you are a novice or an experienced gardner.
Author: Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.
Author: Anne Moyer Halpin,Betty Mackey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Provides illustrations and information on cultivation, color, and ease of growth for flowers that will bloom all season
Author: Angelo M. Pellegrini
—plucked fresh from the garden—become the soul of cookery. Using his own experience as a guide, Pellegrini tells you how to plan your own garden, when to plant what, how to determine your needs, how to nurture and harvest what you have grown, and how best to use the treasures you will reap. He not only gives you heart to break the soil and sow your own first seeds, but shows you how to raise almost anything, from the lowly and wonderful bean to the exotic artichoke and mysterious cardoon. This is a book that could only have been written by a man with a love of the soil and an instinct for the good life. Angelo Pellegrini’s joy in gardening is so contagious that his exuberant book is bound to ensnare you—that is, if you are a serious cook. It is interlaced with memories of sensuous moments, snatches of mouth-watering recipes, and unabashed descriptions of the rewards of building a garden in limited space and tending it, season after season, for the pleasure of the table.
From Northern California to British Columbia
Author: Carla Albright
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
Coastal Gardening. It has challenges that no other type of gardening can boast: Salt, wind, and sand to name a few. This book combines necessary information about Pacific Northwest coastal gardening and suggested plants with examples of public gardens in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Growing Vegetables & Herbs
Author: Kim Pezza
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
This hands-on guide to growing vegetables includes information on finding the best place to put a garden, determining the right soil to use and how to grow your favorites, including tomatoes, peppers and carrots. Original.
52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden
Author: Renata Fossen Brown
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.DIV /divDIVAuthor Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises./divSo, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!
Author: Marie Iannotti
Publisher: Timber Press
Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti. This region includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.
Author: Barbara Damrosch
A 688-page volume jam-packed with practical information, advice, tips, and quirky wisdom, its aim is to teach readers how to garden more simply and successfully.