Rodale s Basic Organic Gardening

Author: Deborah L. Martin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609619838
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening

Author: Howard Garrett
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589794818
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book shows you how to have healthy soil and recommends environmentally safe products and even some homemade remedies to control pests and diseases in your garden. It describes more than 100 food plants and gives specific information on the growth habits, culture, harvest, and storage of each.

Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher:
ISBN: 1591865336
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.

Organic Gardening Beginner s Manual

Author: Julie Turner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480292208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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*** BESTSELLER in Vegetable Gardening *** Here's the ultimate "Take-You-By-The-Hand" beginner's gardening manual for creating and managing your own organic garden. Even if you know nothing about organic gardening.... so you can get back your health and energy and save a stack of money. You're going to learn that organic gardening can greatly improve your health and energy levels while really lowering your weekly food bills, and it only takes about half an hour per week. If you're like me you probably hate the idea of eating foods (and providing them for your family) that may have been grown with chemicals. I want to share with you not only the joy of producing fresh, delicious food for your family, but also the health advantages of spending time in the fresh air and sunshine, stress relief, and chemical free, vitamin filled, fresh, natural foods - what our bodies really crave for and need. Now you can access the information you want quickly and easily, to make planning and growing your vegetable garden a breeze! Growing our own food makes us less reliant on commercially grown foods. Who knows how long produce might have been sitting around on a shelf, or in a cooler room? Do you wonder just what chemicals have been sprayed on that perfect-looking tomato, that really is quite tasteless? Being able to walk out to your organic vegetable garden and pick your own food - now let's see... how many food miles is that? - Oh, it's none! You'll instantly discover... Your very best area to grow your vegetables How to build up healthy, fertile soil without costing a fortune How to feed your soil - the organic ways How to create an easy, 'no-dig' veggie plot Massive savings by learning how to grow from seeds 9 Essential tips to successfully transplanting your seedlings Tips for the most effective watering Why mulching is a must in every organic garden 5 easy ways to keep your garden weed free How to slash your food bill in half The 7 crucial ingredients to making great compost What never to put into your compost How to make your own organic liquid fertilizers, saving $$'s Natural ways to protect your plants from pests and disease Top 10 easiest veggies to grow Secrets to growing lush, healthy herbs Why to include perennial vegetables What you must do to grow your food if space is limited How much to plant for your family's needs And that's just a small glimpse of what's included. This gardening guide was created to give you simple, concise steps to easily create the right organic food garden for your family. I've gathered this information from both my own experience and from many different resources over the past 20 years. Happy Organic Gardening, Healthy Living.... ~Julie

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Author: Simon Akeroyd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465412441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Kitchen Gardening for Beginners has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favor of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and vegetables. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own produce with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Kitchen Gardening for Beginners takes you through ten steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need-to-know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering, and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and vegetable staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year-round, Kitchen Gardening for Beginners will show you how.

The Beginner s Guide to Starting a Garden

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697806
Format: PDF, Docs
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A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.

The Organic Garden Book

Author: Geoff Hamilton
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780756605315
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, and more without harmful chemicals covers the basic principles of organic gardening and offers practical sections on improving soil fertility and controlling garden pests. Original

The Backyard Gardener

Author: Kelly Orzel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493026585
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening The “garden to table” movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook that will help get them started. Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as “garden center survival tips” offer useful advice to help readers build their confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.

Rodale s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: Pauline Pears
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756609320
Format: PDF, ePub
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An in-depth, lavishly illustrated reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce wholesome fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, and high-quality herbs without the use of chemicals, covering such topics as cultivation, pest control, composting, and year-round gardening methods. Reprint.

The Gardener s A Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

Author: Tanya L. K. Denckla
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580173704
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A single-volume reference for organic food gardening is arranged in an A-to-Z format that covers planting, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, storing, working in a greenhouse, and preventing and combating plant diseases and garden pests. Original.