Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.
I bet you're sick of tasteless vegetables. I bet you're tired of paying top dollar for them at the grocery store. Stick it to em' and grow your own fruits and veggies. Avoid the pesticides and enjoy a fresh healthy non GMO harvest. Handed down from generation to generation heirloom seeds pass they unique and incredibly diverse characteristics producing only the finest food! Seeds are antiques which are handed down to us by our elders. Today I'd like to share my strategies about seed saving. This guide will give you great results. Learn how to save and grow the best food which will naturally adapt to surrounding climate conditions without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizer. Don't hesitate. Grab your copy today.
If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care
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.
Gardener's Guide to Growing Garden Salad Greens introduces the home gardener to some of the lesser-known crops they may grow in their vegetable garden. The book covers spinach, Mizuna, Mache, chicory, endive, cress, arugula and mesclun mixes. spinach, mizuna, arugula, chicory, mache, endive
Would you like to know how to grow your own vegetables without having to plant an in-ground garden?Then you've found the right book! Container gardening is a simple, economical way to produce fruits and vegetables without having to dig into your existing yard, and if you don't have a yard, well then, it's an excellent way to grow fresh vegetables and fruit on an apartment balcony. Really, it's a good way to home grow vegetables just about anywhere. With container gardening, you can grow a wide variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and the places where these containers can be located are almost unlimited. The process is not necessarily complicated, but there are some basic rules involved. Some things truly never change. While growing up, we heard our parents constantly preaching to us about eating our fruits and vegetables. As adults, we thought we were rid of those annoying lectures. We never dreamed the responsibility of lecturing us on this importance of these foods was subsequently turned over to our doctor. After decades of having this thought drilled into our heads, we should have realized by now that maybe, just maybe, they knew what they were talking about. It won't take long to learn the proper ways of cultivating a range of plants in even the most limited spaces. The key is to understand the conditions, know the right vessels, learning the right tactics, and choosing the right plants to grow for your needs. Along the way you will have a lot of fun, enjoy delicious food, and save a lot of money. This book covers: Building Your Organic Vegetable Garden Growing Vegetables from Seeds or Plant Maintaining and Harvesting Your Organic Vegetable Garden How Hydroponic Gardening Works Maintenance of Your Hydroponic Garden And so much more! Container gardening offers many advantages, including giving you the freedom to grow fresh organic vegetables in almost any location. Organic gardening means growing flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables naturally, without using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. As many individuals will depict this method as cost-effective, it is also an impeccable form to grow healthy foods. Medical practitioners have shown that when you serve organic vegetables, you are helping in beating off cancer. This is because fertilizers and farm sprays are rich in chemical compounds that may trigger the development of cancerous cells when you are served such foods. Nonorganic gardening results in an unhealthy cycle of synthetic additions, which has negative local and global implications. Organic gardening builds the soil, the plants, and the garden ecosystem. Over time, organic gardeners find their gardens healthier, easier to maintain, and more productive. The other reason to grow organic heirloom varieties is that they are the hardiest to grow as they've lasted for generations AND they are the tastiest. Compare a modern cherry tomato with an organic heirloom variety - no contest. This book will help you learn how to get started on your path to gardening like a pro without any background or experience in the field. On top of that, it contains a litany of helpful tips and tricks to make your garden run efficiently so that you can get all the benefits that the activity has to offer. So, let's dig in and start planting food in containers!
Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.
Stop wasting money on store-bought seeds and create a garden you can truly call your own. With easy-to-follow instructions for lettuce, beans, corn, onions, and much more, you'll soon be creating your very own heirloom plants that will keep your garden growing strong and your family eating well. Learn how to save only the best from all your vegetables and create a wealth of seeds your family can use for years to come.
Small Plot, Big Harvest is a bright new gardening book for people with little space but big ambitions. Forget waiting for years for a spot in a community garden: This book celebrates what the vast majority of people have-a little bit of patio or garden that is nonetheless precious to them. Rather than bemoan this limited growing space, this book actively embraces it and explores the advantages, leaving readers in no doubt of the potential their garden has to offer. Enticing seasonal crop planners for 10x10 foot (3x3 meter) and 6.5x6.5 foot (2x2 meter) plots, and for planters and mini raised beds, demonstrate the possibilities. The artworks of each crop are drawn to scale to show the correct number of plants in three planting schemes: a standard mix, an easy-to-grow selection, or a gourmet selection of fruit and vegetables. Follow-on charts show substitutes to increase choice and variety, making this the easiest of garden design packages for new gardeners. Key topics such as soil preparation, watering, feeding, sowing, transplanting, and extending the seasons are presented in the opening chapter, ensuring the book covers every aspect of growing your own. The bulk of the book is made up of attractive profiles of 60 vegetables and 15 fruits, delivered with step-by-step photographs showing each stage of growth and clear instructions. These are followed by gallery spreads to help gardeners choose the best varieties to grow from seed or source as plants. The Problem Solver is a useful troubleshooting section to help gardeners nip problems in the bud, with a clear directory of common weeds, pests, and diseases. Useful resources and a glossary of terms complete the guide.
Go organic with these two classic companion books from organic gardening expert Annette McFarlane TWO ORGANIC CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME Organic Vegetable Gardening This bestselling guide to growing a wide range of vegetables organically includes - the basics - how to plan your garden and prepare soil, make compost, develop a planting guide, propagate, and sow and germinate seeds - a comprehensive, A-Z guide to growing over 115 vegetables including Asian greens and unusual varieties - growing Australian bush food, and a wide range of exotic herbs and spices - growing mushrooms, and edible flowers and weeds - vegie gardening in containers - seed saving and heirloom vegetables. Organic Fruit Growing This no-fail guide for beginners through to experienced gardeners makes fruit-growing easy! Discover a wealth of information on - how to schedule year-round production - soil preparation, drainage, waterwise design, nutrition and coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance) - propagation, purchasing and planting - pruning and training - pollination and fruit set - pests and diseases and how to control them organically - a comprehensive guide to growing 60 shrubs, vines and trees - delicious recipes for using your produce.