Gardening

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

Author: Carol Deppe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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Category: Gardening

Page: 367

View: 420

"[Book title] is the definitive guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover: how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation); how to save seed and maintain varieties; how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research; how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods."--Back cover.
Technology & Engineering

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Author: Pam Dawling

Publisher: New Society Publishers

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 274

Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season and keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs. The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include: Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons Organic solutions to pests and diseases Disaster preparation Tested resources for each chapter. The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job.
Gardening

The Permaculture Handbook

Author: Peter Bane

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 208

Abundance by design
Science

Plant Breeding Reviews

Author: Jules Janick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 145

Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. It is a serial title that appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.
Gardening

The Resilient Gardener

Author: Carol Deppe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 323

View: 332

Presents advice for growing vegetables that can help families survive financial, health, dietary, and weather challenges, including author's experiences, gardening and storage techniques, and recipes for five crops with storage and nutritional values.
Gardening

Edible Estates

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Category: Gardening

Page: 126

View: 267

Profiles the first four edible gardens in the front yard and their owners through accounts of their creation and essays that discuss reasons for the concept such as building a renewed sense of community in neighborhoods.