Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, roof terrace or window sill, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to create a stunning outdoor space. The Balcony Gardener covers everything from the fundamentals of starting a new garden, to picking out the best accessories to suit your style and your space. The first chapter, The Basics, will guide you through planning, designing, and the basic elements of gardening so that you can create a terrace or balcony that most suits you. The next chapter, Urban Spaces, goes into much more detail about the best plants to use in smaller environments, highlighting those flora that would be better adapted to life in an urban setting. Then, move on to the chapter entitled Creative Recycling, which provides all sorts of great ideas for recycled containers and beautiful features in your yard—make a Pallet Wall Planter or Olive Oil Drum to liven up your space. There is even a chapter for All Things Edible, allowing you to customize your yard to not only look delightful, but smell and taste fantastic too. Finally, Enjoying Your Balcony offers some great advice about what type of furnishings would best suit your balcony, patio, terrace, or small yard. Complete with a journal section, a plant list, a glossary, and comprehensive resources list, The Balcony Gardener is a must-have book for any green-thumbed city-dweller.
You have no enough place but still want to have a garden? Balcony Garden Ideas is perfect for people who have very little room for gardening, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. You can turn your balcony and patio into a wonderful and lighting small garden. This book is totally a helpful guide for you to start a balcony garden. There are some tips in this book that you can actually apply. Besides, you can get knowledge about: - 5 Common Balcony Gardening Problems and Tips to Solve them - The Best Plants to Grow on Your Balcony - 7 Must-Have Tools for the Balcony Gardens With this little book, a lack of space won't hold you back. Grab it and starting creating your own beautiful balcony garden today.
The fourth installation of the new gardening series Guides for the Prairie Gardener will teach you how to maximize your small-space garden in the prairies. Not everyone in the prairies has a big, wide-open space in which to garden, but with a little extra know-how and some specialized techniques, you can maximize your success in the space you have. Lifelong gardeners Sheryl and Janet are here with answers to all of your big questions about small-space gardening including Which types of growing media to use in containers or raised beds How to properly fertilize and water your container plants, including grow bags and containers made from various types of materials How to get started in square foot gardening How to reap the rewards of succession planting and catch-cropping How to build raised beds, wicking beds, and sub-irrigation planters Which veggies and vines to grow vertically, what herbs and edible flowers are suitable for container growing, as well as small tree options for your tiny yard How to keep hanging baskets looking lush and full of blooms all summer. Whether you're using container gardens, raised beds, small plots, and postage-stamp sized yards, or trying your hand at vertical gardening, certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet answer all your questions about how to do so successfully on the prairies. Small-space gardeners are a different breed and what they create can be magic!
How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds • Vertical Gardening • Indoor Edibles • Balconies and Rooftops • Hydroponics
Author: Kevin Espiritu
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter. If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that. But he doesn’t stop there. He also provides in-depth garden plans, from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds. Urban gardening is a real, growing, and important movement in today’s world. This fact-packed book is your roadmap to get growing today. Urban gardening techniques featured include: Container Gardening Raised Beds Indoor Edibles Balconies and Rooftops Hydroponics
Do you live in an apartment with a balcony, fire escape or rooftop terrace? Most city dwellers neglect these spaces or use them for nothing more than hanging laundry and storing bicycles. And for a long time, so did I. Several years ago I decided to transform my under-used balcony from a lifeless concrete pad into a little garden in the sky. Every year I grow a small harvest of vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas, and more than enough herbs to satisfy our culinary needs. Sometimes I even grow watermelons. You don't need to live in the country or have a big yard to own a productive garden. This book will guide you through the challenges of container gardening in one of the most sterile of urban environments: a high-rise balcony. With topics including: Container gardening basics Small space composting and vermicomposting Starting plants indoors from seed Self-watering containers Hand-pollination Diagnosing common plant problems And detailed growing instructions for all of my favorite garden herbs and vegetables
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