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For anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces, this book has the solution: Grow up! With tepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots and multilevel raised beds, gardene…
For anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces, this book has the solution: Grow up! With tepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots and multilevel raised beds, gardeners can reap bountiful harvests from the tiniest areas — even an alley, a balcony, rooftop or a windowsill. Master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart shows you how to construct the site, prepare the soil, and plant and care for vegetables and fruit to produce big yields. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, cucumbers on a trellis, and kiwis on a clothesline, Hart has something to fit every gardener’s needs.
There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on…
There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food.
Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders - no annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.
Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than a hundred species, with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.
More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailm…
More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do?
Don't panic — help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution.
Among the book's highlights are:
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do…
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do—given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit.
The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects.
Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges.
All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!
Find a hundred great ideas for any garden with Mother Earth NewsGuide to Organic Gardening, Third Edition. The third edition of Guide to Organic Gardening is packed with great advice, tips and photos …
Find a hundred great ideas for any garden with Mother Earth News Guide to Organic Gardening, Third Edition. The third edition of Guide to Organic Gardening is packed with great advice, tips and photos to help you have the most bountiful garden yet.
This 100-page guide has everything you need to create the garden of your dreams. Everything from natural insect control to tomato cage plans, from fertilizer to growing berries is covered in this colorful, helpful guide. The editors of Mother Earth News have compiled the best gardening-related articles and put them all in this glossy-paged guide. Articles such as:
Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is …
Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on more than 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty.
Covering all topics from planning and planting to pruning and harvesting, this essential reference also discusses natural pest-control and fertilization methods, pollination, irrigation, and special techniques such as espalier and growing fruit in containers. A handy, encyclopedic listing of fruits provides in-depth information on individual fruit needs, care, and varieties, with a focus on all-natural growing techniques. With 150 photos and more than 50 illustrations, this highly visual guide is the book to pick up to keep your fruit crops thriving.
Want to read more? Preview this book: Planning a Fruit Garden.
Nothing says "summer" like freshly harvested vegetables grilled to perfection alongside savory meats and plump grilled fruits. The Gardener and the Grill is the grilling guide for gardeners, vegetarians, and "flexitarians" everywhere. It's perfect for those enamored of the powers of the grill—with a little planning, you can eat "grilled" all year long. With seasonal recipes, tips on grilling for preserving, and full-color photography throughout, The Gardener and the Grill is an outstanding seed-to-table guide. Try Fire-Roasted Fava Beans, Plank-Roasted Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts, Char-Grilled Baby Summer Squash Pizza, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Fig Skewers, Corn Husk Wrapped Salmon, Skewered Strawberry & Marshmallow S'Mores, and much more. Take your next dinner party to the patio with garden-fresh goodness to grill, smoke, plank, and roast to perfection!
Ripe is a different kind of cookbook. Arranged by color, Ripe takes hungry readers and cooking enthusiasts on a stunning visual tour of product, from the extremely approachable to the somewhat exotic.…
Ripe is a different kind of cookbook. Arranged by color, Ripe takes hungry readers and cooking enthusiasts on a stunning visual tour of product, from the extremely approachable to the somewhat exotic. Lighthearted stories, spectacular photographs, and simple ingredient combinations tempt and inspire you by appealing to your senses, and your sense of play. With 150 photographs and 75 delicious recipes organized by color, Ripe celebrates the visual beauty and culinary potential in all fruits and vegetables.
Red: Beets, Cherries, Pomegranates, Radicchio, Rhubarb
Orange: Apricots, Kumquats, Nectarines, Persimmon, Yams
Yellow: Bananas, Corn, Lemons, Squash Blossoms
Green: Artichokes, Avocadoes, Fava Beans, Honeydew, Kale, Zucchini
Purple and Blue: Eggplant, Figs, Plums, Blackberries, Blueberries
White: Bosc Pears, Coconut, Jicama, Parsnips, Potatoes
Heirloom vegetables often have a great story behind them, but it's really all about the flavor.
Why did Angela Nardello sew pepper seeds into the hem of her skirt before setting sail from…
Heirloom vegetables often have a great story behind them, but it's really all about the flavor.
Why did Angela Nardello sew pepper seeds into the hem of her skirt before setting sail from Italy bound for America? It wasn't so that she would have a tale to tell her grandchildren. It was because 'Jimmy Nardello', which she named after her son, is a one-of-a-kind pepper with a fresh, fruity sweetness that resembles ripe cherries. Or what about 'Aunt Molly's', the ground cherry tomato that traveled all the way from Poland? With its sweet blend of pineapple, strawberry, and citrus notes, it's perfect for making a delectable tomato jam.
Heirloom expert Marie Iannotti brings us the fascinating stories, but more importantly, she tells us which varieties are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat, and how to cultivate each one successfully.
If you've never tasted the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' kale or the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' arugula — or if you have tasted them and want more — The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables is your guide to growing the best vegetables.
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh…
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit — chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens.
In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running.
For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.
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