Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible! Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised! Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live in a small city apartment or on a large country estate, you’ll find something in this book to help with your specific gardening challenges. Nones shows you how to set everything up and then gives you in-depth descriptions of all the procedures needed to achieve gardening success: sowing seeds, thinning, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, crop rotation, and seed saving. It’s a complete gardening guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, useful for those who have never tried raised beds before as well as for those who have already tried a raised-bed system. Far less bending, far less weeding, more produce at harvest time—gardeners, what have you been waiting for? Raymond Nones is a dirt-under-the-fingernails organic practitioner and proud penny-pincher who lives and gardens in Queens, New York.
GROWING VEGETABLES IN A HUGELKULTUR Hugelkultur, also sometimes referred to as Hugel Bed; is a Permaculture gardening technique for growing vegetables in heaps made from timber and covered over with topsoil. In this short introduction to a well-established but little-known growing concept, you will discover what it involves and how it can be used to great advantage particularly in dry arid regions. With a proper understanding and application of this simple technique, vegetables can be grown with minimum irrigation - and less back-ache! A cheap and effective way to grow vegetables in the poorest conditions, this 'Mound Culture' technique uses the naturally decomposting lumber to both feed and irrigate the plants grown in it. There can be no doubt that this is a productive technique for growing vegetables and indeed could be the answer to many problems facing the enthusiastic food-grower. Check out the links within the cover to see the whole process of building a Hugelbed in action...Click on the 'LOOK INSIDE' above...
Want to grow more vegetables with less effort?This book shares an easy to follow method to help you grow incredibly tasty and nutritious vegetables in your own backyard organically. You'll discover the secrets to growing healthy crops that are naturally resistant to pests and diseases. You'll learn how to keep the bad bugs under control without using any nasty chemicals. Whilst drastically increasing your harvests using a simple methods every gardener can follow.As you read this book, you will learn why soil is the key to growing healthy and productive vegetable garden. You'll uncover a step-by-step plan showing you exactly how to fix your soil so your garden thrives for years to come.You will also discover:➤ What to look for when choosing the perfect site for your new vegetable garden and how to get your new garden started easily and affordably➤ How to test your soil to reveal its secrets any time you like using this simple kitchen counter test anyone can do at home in less than 5 minutes➤ Why mulching your garden beds is easily the worst thing you can do to grow vegetables and what you should be doing instead to grow high yielding crops➤ How to turn any soil into a rich fertile loam that grows tasty vegetables without using any expensive fertilizers or soil amendments➤ Why this one all-natural ingredient is the secret to growing the best tasting vegetables on the planet and how you can source it for next to nothing➤ The fool-proof method that will get all your seeds to germinate every single time without fail without using any fancy seed raising equipment or complicated methods➤ Why every gardener should be sowing 3x more seeds than what the gardening mainstream recommend to grow the most pest resistant crops you've ever seen➤ How watering your vegetables less often will increase yields and grow healthier, better tasting food for your family➤ The crucial difference to growing vegetables in the ground versus raised garden beds, and when to use each method for the best results➤ How to easily make your own all natural fertilizer from low cost ingredients you can find anywhere in the world including the United States➤ The lazy gardeners way of making fast compost that grows super productive vegetablesThis book is an essential read for any backyard gardener, particularly if you want to grow organic vegetables with very little effort and resources. You'll learn the secrets that enabled generations of gardeners to grow organic nutrient-dense crops, without using fertilizers or pesticides.I know you'll be beyond satisfied with what you'll learn in this book. It'll show you surprising ways to save money and maximize yields in your garden. Let us know how this book has helped you grow a better vegetable garden in the reviews below.
With food costs rising sharply every time we step into a grocery store, it is time everyone started a garden. This book shows you how. Learn to start a vegetable garden using healthful, easy to grow vegetables, and extend your harvest from early spring through winter. This guide shows the best ways the author has found to grow healthful vegetables from the moment the ground thaws in the spring until the ground freezes again in the winter. Cygnet Brown is not a novice gardener. She has over forty years of practical gardening experience under her belt. For her, organic gardening principles are not simply a philosophy, they are a way of life. Without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, she has managed to grow many of the family's groceries and has improved her corner of the planet's soil in the process. Her use of this natural, practical philosophy stems from the premise that "healthy soil produces healthy plants."
39 Indispensable Projects to Increase the Bounty and Beauty of Your Garden
Author: Editors of Storey Publishing
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Build an efficient and productive garden! These 39 simple-to-make projects are designed to increase your harvest while simultaneously making your garden chores easier. Requiring no specialized equipment or previous woodworking experience, detailed step-by-step instructions guide you through the construction of cold frames, compost bins, raised beds, potting benches, trellises, and more. Most of the projects can be made in just a few hours, so you can spend more time enjoying your beautiful and thriving garden.
Expert Advice on How to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, and Other Plants
Author: Inger Palmstierna
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A garden should be easy and fun to care for—don’t complicate things unnecessarily.” This is the slogan of author Inger Palmstierna. In Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening, she helps readers find the joy of cultivating in their very own greenhouses. Palmstierna is a gardening authority with vast knowledge on everything that grows. With infectious enthusiasm, this garden writer and horticulturist explains how to cultivate a successful garden or orchard. The greenhouse is the place where green thumbs are realized and your imagination can run wild. Palmstierna believes: “The greenhouse provides opportunities, but does not demand.” Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening is an accessible book with many beautiful pictures and practical instructions. The topics covered include: • Building and decorating your own greenhouse • Training seedlings and early plant development • How to sow, grow, and winter plants • How to harvest vegetables and herbs • How to cultivate summer flowers for planting • And more! In addition to providing a garden year-round, the greenhouse can also be a beautiful addition to your yard and can be customized to match your tastes. You’ll learn the basics on what to consider when buying, laying the foundations for, and decorating your greenhouse—as well as how to plan and use one. Soon after you’ll be ready to explore the many types of vegetables and flowering plants that thrive in greenhouses. So get ready to enjoy fresh vegetables and flowers year-round!
Winner of Garden Media Guild Award for Young Gardener Initiative Recommended by BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time In The Playground Potting Shed, Dominic Murphy relates how he helped his local school establish a garden and grow a stunning array of flowers, fruit and vegetables during term-time. Week by week, he describes the small triumphs and inevitable setbacks he encountered while getting the gardening club off the ground, and shares friendly advice on everything from environmentally friendly pest control to avoiding troublesome varieties of vegetables. The result is a timely and inspiring guide that is guaranteed to get young people gardening.
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.