Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions Growing fruits and vegetables doesn't mean having a large garden of your own - or even a garden at all. Step-by-Step Veg Patch is a brilliantly simple, comprehensive guide to making the most of your limited space. In bright photographs and artworks, this book celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a garden, patio or balcony that is precious to them. With advice on the essential tools you'll need and step-by-step, foolproof instructions, you'll be able to grow the 50 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time at all. 'At a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space, and troubleshooting tips help nip any problems in the bud. This Australianised edition has been tailored to cover the Australian climate and seasons; the sow and harvest charts are specific to Australia and favourite fruits such as citrus, passionfruit and kiwifruit feature. Help your patch reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with Step-by-Step Veg Patch.
Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch is brilliantly simple explaining everything you need to know to squeeze the most out of your plot. Forget waiting years for an allotment, this ebook celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a little bit of patio or garden that is precious to them. Step-by-step, foolproof instructions and bright photographs and artworks will get you growing the 60 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time plus 'at a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space. Troubleshooting advice also helps nip any problems in the bud. Help your plot reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch ebook.
Growing fruits and vegetables doesn't mean having a large garden of your own - or even a garden at all. Step-by-Step Veg Patch is a brilliantly simple, comprehensive guide to making the most of your limited space. In bright photographs and artworks, this book celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a garden, patio or balcony that is precious to them. With advice on the essential tools you'll need and step-by-step, foolproof instructions, you'll have your own veg patch in no time at all. This localised edition has been tailored to cover the Australian climate and seasons, with Sow and Harvest charts specific to Australia, and tips on growing favourite fruits such as citrus, passionfruit and kiwifruit. Help your patch reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with Step-by-Step Veg Patch.
Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you'll need, this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food. Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively - each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch. The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it's Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can. Shortlisted for the ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
In the fourth River Cottage handbook, Mark Diacono tells us everything we need to know to create our own productive, organic garden, no matter where we live. Drawing directly from his experience as an acclaimed climate-change gardener, and of setting up a kitchen garden from scratch for River Cottage, Mark explains the practical aspects of organic growing, introduces us to a whole world of vegetables we may not have previously considered, and does away with alienating gardening jargon once and for all. Mark begins with a catalogue of vegetables that will grow in this country, explaining for each their benefits, what varieties to go for, dos and don'ts, and popular culinary uses. He then invites us to create a wish list of foods, and shows us his own list from his early gardening days. Next, he explains how to turn this wish list into a coherent kitchen garden plan appropriate for our space, whether it be a patch of acidic soil, a roof-top garden or an allotment, whether we put on our wellies in every free moment or are 'time-poor' gardeners. Then he puts all the theory into practice, showing us how to look after nutrients in the soil, how to resist pests and diseases, and how to make our garden sustainable and organic. In clear, concise sections we learn about seed trays, supporting plants with climbing structures, mulching, composting, companion planting, irrigation and promoting pollination, and there are additional tables showing sowing and harvesting times, plant sizes, and alternative varieties of plants for different sites. About thirty recipes and a directory of useful addresses finish the book, and the handbook is complemented by bright colour photography throughout. Practical and inspiring, with a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Veg Patch is destined to join Handbooks No. 1, 2 and 3 as an indispensible household reference.
When it comes to fresh vegetables, nothing comes close to growing your own - but where to start? For those of us that crave the crisp taste of home-grown tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and more but lack the crucial experience and know-how, it can be difficult to make those first steps to transform a barren patch into a luscious kitchen garden - even for experienced gardeners, the move from decorative gardening to practical vegetable growing can prove tricky. Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower can help you make that journey, with simple and practical expert advice from the moment you first don your wellies right up until you're harvesting your own crops. With step-by-step guides and clear colour illustrations helping you to get the most out of your plot all year round, this compact guide is an essential addition to any gardener's shelf. From preparing your ground to sowing, nurturing and maintaining your plants, let the practiced hands at the UK's best-selling gardening magazine help you create the vegetable patch of your dreams.
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.
As the brains behind The Little Veggie Patch Co., Fab and Mat have taken the mystery out of - and put the fun back into - growing fruit and vegetables. 1-Minute Gardener features 70 fast, illustrated step-by-step guides to edible gardening essentials, from preparing and caring for your patch through to harvesting the rewards (and getting the kids involved along the way). This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
Carol Klein is passionate about propagation. Her own garden, Glebe Cottage in Devon, as seen on Gardeners' World, is almost grown entirely from cuttings and seeds and in this book she's on a mission to share her joy in working with nature to cultivate the plants she loves. Too often gardeners are intimidated by propagation, assume it's not for them and go for ready-grown plants from the garden centre. But Carol, a gifted communicator with her infectious enthusiasm, boundless horticultural expertise and easy practical explanations, shows just how simple and satisfying it is to grow your own plants, not to mention sustainable and cheap. She demonstrates, step-by-step, how to divide herbaceous perennials, nurture seedlings or grow new stock from root cuttings, stems or leaves, showing how there is no mystique involved and anybody can do it. In Grow Your Own Garden Carol offers a refreshing new approach to propagation, and, just as she did with Grow Your Own Veg, she brings her own unique style to an inspirational, accessible and practical gardening guide that will have great appeal to novices and more experienced gardeners alike.
Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing and enjoying the taste of your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions and inspirations for these tricky spots that we frequently overlook or neglect, and highlights some unusual growing spaces such as a minuscule balcony in Bristol, an innovative installation of hexagonal polytunnels full of salad leaves in Amiens, France, and an ingenious self-sufficient growing system that provides a wealth of vegetables in an old swimming pool in Phoenix, Arizona. Filled with practical advice, inspiration and planting and design ideas, My Tiny Veg Plot tells you how to prepare your beds whatever the size and situation; there is advice on filling containers, creating ingenious planters, using planting mediums, soil and water and which fruit and vegetables will thrive in which spot. My Tiny Veg Plot contains straightforward information on what to grow and how to grow it, from seed to ready to eat.
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.
When you’re growing veg for the first time it can be hard to know where to start and even more difficult to find inspiring advice that isn’t completely incomprehensible... Enter SowHow – the innovative grow guide for the modern gardener. With its fresh, bright design and clear-cut know-how, this clever little book provides all the expert advice and encouragement you need to get growing. You’ll find entries on 30 easy-grow vegetables to sow throughout the seasons, from kale to runner beans and carrots to cucamelons, plus ideas for herbs, edible flowers and advice on cultivating your own cocktail garden. SowHow breaks down the key steps of sowing, planting and harvesting each featured vegetable into understandable bite-sized chunks using straightforward language and smart infographics. Plus, the essential start-up advice covering everything from top tools and cunning crop rotations, to uncomplicated compost and the lowdown on mulches, will make you a pro in no time. Complete with simple cooking suggestions, shrewd storage info and creative gardening hacks, this unique, comprehensive companion will transform your grow space into a hot bed for leeks, beets and all your other veggie friends. So whether you are looking to fill a garden, an allotment, or a patio pot, get going and grow with SowHow.
Now in PDF! The unstoppable trend for productive gardening continues-and, to catch the wave, this comprehensive and practical guide to growing your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs will be indispensable for any gardener. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening will quickly become a trusted reference for gardeners at all levels of expertise. It offers all the basics of kitchen gardening-planning, soil preparation, organic manures-and authoritative advice on every aspect of productive growing. A total of 150 individual crops are covered in detail with recommendations for the best cultivars. There is also information on how much your crops will yield; sowing and harvesting times; and which pests and diseases are the biggest threats to your crops and advice on how to deal with them. Whether you have a kitchen garden, a spot in a community garden, a small vegetable patch, or just a collection of pots and window boxes, this is an essential handbook for growing your own.
75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More
Author: Susan Guagliumi
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The DIY craze has moved beyond the craft room and into the garden! Relying on easy-to-find, inexpensive, and repurposed materials, Handmade for the Garden is a treasure trove of original projects that not only make planting and growing efficient and successful but also add a personal touch to the gardenscape. Among the myriad projects in this hardworking book are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets. With Handmade for the Garden to inspire them, gardeners of all skill levels will be empowered to experiment with form and function to discover creative, artful ways to personalize and beautify their gardens with handmade objects.
Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment
Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots
Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press
“If I could recommend one book for small-space vegetable gardening, this would be it. Andrea Bellamy nailed it!” —Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of their dreams.
Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.
Hugh's River Cottage Veg Every Day! became the UK's best-selling vegetable cookbook, persuading us through sheer temptation to make vegetables the mainstay of our daily cooking. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Hugh delivers more irresistible recipes, and this time, takes things one step further. Fuelled by his passionate belief that plant foods should be the dominant force in our kitchens, Hugh has put cheese, butter, cream, eggs, and refined flour and sugar firmly to one side. Instead, he uses veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils to explore the length and breadth of what can be achieved with natural, unprocessed plant foods. River Cottage Much More Veg! makes it clear that unadulterated ingredients are the very best building blocks for delicious and healthy meals. In typical Hugh style, the recipes are easy, utterly foolproof and delicious. All but a handful are gluten-free, and at least half the dishes require 20 minutes (or less) hands-on work time. With recipes such as Roast squash and chickpeas with spicy apricot sauce, Blackened cauliflower with pecans and tahini, Spiced beetroot, radicchio and orange traybake, Celeriac and seaweed miso broth, Seared summer cabbage with rosemary, chilli and capers, and Baked celery agrodolce, River Cottage Much More Veg! demonstrates how easy it is to make versatile, plentiful and delicious vegetables the bedrock of your diet.