Gardening is said to be one of the most therapeutic hobbies you can engage yourself in, whether you have a green thumb or not. It is said to be not only a good exercise for the body, but also a good source of sense of fulfillment, a good relaxing technique, and obviously, an opportunity to contribute in your own little way, to advocate the importance of nature.
Learn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines
Are you really interested in growing your own food? Would you love to have your own vegetable and herb garden, right at your home? If yes, what is it that's stopping you? Is it because you don't have a backyard to have your own garden or is it because you have limited space in your small urban high-rise apartment?Limited space should not restrict you from having your own garden. All you need is a little bit of planning and you can have your own container garden! Container gardening is perfect for those people who just don't have any ground space available. You can grow your own flowers, your own herbs, and your own vegetables. You can use planter boxes, hanging baskets and large flowerpots. Small, hanging and gorgeous looking containers and baskets actually add a unique and natural look to your home decor as well. It is not at all a difficult task to get started with gardening in containers and pots. But you will achieve more success if you keep certain things in mind while planning your own sweet little garden. The purpose of this short guide is to help you get acquainted about how to choose the right containers, how to provide the right food for your plants, and how to select the right plants for your garden. Use the container garden ideas given in this guide and in a few months' time you may just be using your own home-grown herbs and vegetables in your meals and your own flowers for decorating your home! So, let's get started!
WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Container Gardening... Getting the Containers for Your Garden Creating a Good Environment for the Container Plants Choosing the Right Time to Plant The Best Plants to Grow in Your Container Garden Tips for Helping Your Plants to Thrive Much, Much, More! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Greenhouse Gardening... Setting Up a Greenhouse Garden Growing Plants in Your Greenhouse Ways to Control the Climate in the Greenhouse Some of the Best Planting Methods in the Greenhouse How to Get Rid of the Pests Much, Much, More! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Vertical Gardening... Setting Up the Base You Need in Your Garden Working on the Maintenance of Your Vertical Garden Making Room for the Plants Picking Out the Right Plants Some Tips for Your Vertical Garden Much, Much, More!
You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Balcony Gardening For Starters, Herbert Bradhury shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce.While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun?
"Container Gardening Secrets: Tips for the Beginner" is a great tool that will help the novice gardener to learn the techniques that are required to have a successful container garden. It is also a great text for those who have limited or no garden space that wants to grow some vegetables and herbs for home consumption or simply want to add some color to their home with some great flowers. The author has gone to great lengths to explain everything in as much detail as possible and takes the reader through the process step by step. As such any individual that takes up the text will be able to follow the steps and get a container garden started. The main point that the author highlights about container gardening is the fact that any sort of container can be used, whether it is recycled or something new. It also takes less effort than the regular style of gardening.
WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF CONTAINER GARDENING? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... • Getting the Containers for Your Garden • Creating a Good Environment for the Container Plants • Choosing the Right Time to Plant • The Best Plants to Grow in Your Container Garden • Tips for Helping Your Plants to Thrive • Much, Much, More! Here Is A Preview Of Some Of The Vegetables You'll Learn To Grow... • Lettuce • Onions • Tomatoes • Carrots • Radishes • Cucumbers • Beans • Beets • Cole Crops • Eggplant • Peppers • Much, Much, More!
The author of The Going Green Handbook gives you tips for growing vegetables, reducing your food budget, eating organic, and being eco-friendly. Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too! Inside, you’ll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas in The Starter Garden Handbook. Organic gardener, environmentalist, and pop-up chef Alice Mary Alvrez will help you start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees. Learn how to raise many kinds of vegetables and fruits, and get tips on composting weeds, clippings, and leftovers so you have nutrient-rich soil. Whether you are at the green rookie level, eco-master, or full-on gardening guru, you can learn to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year with The Starter Garden Handbook. If you’re a fan of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, you’ll love The Starter Garden Handbook! “Nowadays people think they have to quit their day job and toil in the hot sun all day. Not true! Most gardening is in the planning and once you have established your plot, I promise you, it will become your Happy Place. Nothing feels better than serving a delicious dish from plants you grew from seeds.” —Susannah Seton, author of Simple Pleasures of the Garden
Brimming with advice, resources and suggested planting choices, this friendly guide shows you step by step how to create the garden of your dreams. From basic cultivation to garden design, this book is just what you need to start playing in the dirt ? even if you?ve never picked up a garden trowel in your life.
Flowers, vegetables, and herbs cascading over railings softening hard angles and providing food to both the gardener and bees. This is how the mind of a gardener works. Dismissing the minor obstacle of space or aspect, a gardener can envision and create a beautiful space with selected plants and a bit of dirt.The balcony garden can be as big or as small as the mind of the gardener, or the size the space permits. It can range from a few railing baskets to multiple pots and vertical gardens covering every inch of wall space. If you share the gardener's creative mind but are new to the concept, the following steps will ensure a great start to beautifying your space.Grab Your Copy Now