Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces
Author: Jessica Walliser
The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly! Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to be successful. The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening. This is the best, most complete book on the market for container gardening.
How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants
Author: Authors of Cool Springs Press
Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Whether your main interest is in designing landscapes and gardens, ornamental gardening to make your yard more attractive, or gardening to provide nutritious edibles for the family table, this book will become your definitive source of information. It is intended for serious beginning to intermediate gardeners, but even veteran gardeners will be intrigued by what these experts have to say about core gardening skills and common horticultural subjects. Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. While many gardening books focus on regional plant species or devote large sections to some form of plant catalog, this book is different. Gardening Complete serves not only as a self-contained manual for gardening skills and information in all regions, but also as a sampler that may help you determine where to focus your gardening hobby in the future or even help you identify authors you’d like to explore further. Each of the eight authors has an impressively broad background in publishing and lecturing on gardening, and you may discover a new favorite writer in these pages. We haven’t just allowed these authorities to express their individual views—we’ve encouraged them to do so. As is true in a healthy garden, we’ve aimed at diversity for this book. This book is not an organic gardening book per se, but if you have any previous familiarity with Cool Springs Press or any of these authors, you will know that we tend to take a low-impact approach to gardening. Thus, our authors generally offer advice that is gentle to the soil, to the environment, and to beneficial insects and animals. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete. Our authros are among the most passionate gardeners you will ever meet, and they have helped thousands of home gardeners just like you.
A simple, lavishly illustrated guide to container gardens of all shapes and sizes You don't need a big back yard to grow a beautiful garden. Container Gardens is a user-friendly, illustrated guide to everything you need to know about growing beautiful plants, including advice on choosing soils, selecting plants that work together, planting in containers, and caring for your garden. Each garden idea includes a "recipe" and an "ingredients" list that makes shopping and preparing a breeze. The easy-to-follow reference format explains every project in detail and in depth, including helpful hints and essential information on plants, growth, and potting options. Features more than 125 container "recipes," each complete with color photos, planting plans, tips on growing, and shopping lists Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects Step-by-step instruction helps you achieve exactly the look you want for any project and bonus tips and hints offer basic gardening advice on plant substitutions and garden design insights Covers everything from the very basics to more complicated projects, like window box butterfly gardens and containers with seasonal plant change-outs This easy-to-follow reference is the perfect guide for readers who want to create their own gorgeous container gardens at home.
Companion Container Gardening for Beginners - A Complete Step-By-Step GuideThere is nothing like enjoying fruits and vegetables fresh out of your backyard. The rich flavor, aroma and taste are definitely worth the little extra effort involved in growing your own plants.But what about the people who live in buildings and apartments where a “backyard” is not available and the space is quite limited? Or what about those who simply cannot create their backyard gardens for some reason? This is where companion container gardening comes to your rescue!There is nothing that can stop you from cultivating a variety of foods – not even limited space. The only thing you need is the will and patience to pursue this activity. In here you will find:1. Information about “container gardening” and “companion container gardening.2. Reasons and benefits of why you should go for companion container gardening.3. How to go about the process – from the beginning right until the end.4. Things you need to keep in mind while pursuing your passion.5. Tips to make this journey truly rewarding.6. Common mistakes that can cost you your interest.7. Making strategic use of companion gardening containers – in the house as well as outside.8. And lots more!If you like the idea of companion container gardening but do not have a clue how to go about it, this eBook can help you get there easily and quickly. After all, the fruits of victory are just around the corner!Grab Your Copy Today!
Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding
Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
This new edition of Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the only book you need to get started with the revolutionary gardening method that has taken the world by storm. Written by Joel Karsten, the originator of Straw Bale Gardening, this exciting update contains detailed, start-to-finish instructions for growing vegetables in straw anywhere, plus many new ideas and projects to help you enjoy your straw bale experience even more. Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically. Among the new subjects: Cultivating mushrooms in straw and straw bales How to grow plants in hay bales (and how to tell the difference between hay and straw) Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive How to make a cold frame with straw bales Trellising projects for growing vertically And much more Assure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the inventor of the method.
Everything to create the patio of your dreams is here: detailed and inspirational guidance on construction and design—from making a layout to paving, building walls, and lighting and furnishing your patio—plus actual plans for a variety of patio styles. Add instruction on how to build and incorporate barbeques, pools, and other decorative features; superb color photographs and informative drawings and diagrams; and this becomes the only book you'll need.
Integrating expert advice with creative tips and ideas, a comprehensive guide to container gardening offers step-by-step directions for selecting plants, types of containers, and plant care and cultivation, as well as a directory of suitable plants, organized by color and season. 25,000 first printing.
A Complete Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Edible Flowers in Tubes, Pot, and Other Containers
Author: Eric Jason
Publisher: Independently Published
Discover the easiest method to grow your own food on a balcony, on a patio and in a small yard! This essential guide shows you all you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from picking suitable containers and selecting the right plants, to controlling pests without pesticides and chemicals, and harvesting fresh produce. The Container Gardening is the most practical and foolproof way to grow a home garden in the smallest of growing spaces grow broccoli on a balcony, tomatoes on a patio, pumpkin in a planter and so on. In this guide, you will not only discover the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in available small spaces, you will also learn how to plan and build a garden as well as how to sow, transplant, grow and harvest edible plant. Take advantage of the space you have and create a food garden of your dreams TODAY! BUY NOW!