Technology & Engineering

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Author: Marie Iannotti

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 562

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.
House & Home

Seed Saving: Beginners Guide to Learning How to Preserve Store and Start Heirloom and Organic Seeds

Author: Filo Lemos

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page:

View: 945

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.
Gardening

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Author: Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 118

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
Gardening

Gardener's Guide to Growing Garden Salad Greens

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page:

View: 167

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
Gardening

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

Author: Niki Jabbour

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 724

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.
Gardening

Seed Saving

Author: Caleb Warnock

Publisher: Hobble Creek Press

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 122

View: 848

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.
Gardening

Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening

Author: Deborah L. Martin

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 390

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.
Gardening

Organic Fruit Growing and Organic Vegetable Gardening Bindup

Author: Annette McFarlane

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 222

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.
Gardening

Heirloom Vegetables

Author: Sue Stickland

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 191

View: 464

Discusses the history of more than 350 heirloom varieties of vegetables and offers tips on how best to seed, grow, and harvest them

Organic Vegetable Gardening and Organic Fruit Growing Omnibus

Author: Annette McFarlane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 480

View: 819

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.