How to Grow Stuff

Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners


Author: Alice Vincent

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355103X

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 4039

The essential guide to the simple art of growing stuff. Feeling green-fingered but not sure where to start? This book is for you. Growing stuff - herbs, veg, salad, flowers and plants - is fun and pretty easy. You just need some practical knowledge - all in this book - and a bit of space - a window ledge, pot or plot of soil. Then, have fun growing: basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, chillies, courgettes, rocket, tomatoes, geraniums, pansies, lavender, osteospurmum, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, tulips, succulents, aloe vera, money plants, maidenhair ferns and oxalis. If you have no outside space at all, you can grow everything here inside too...


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785035592


Page: N.A

View: 2677

How to Grow

A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet


Author: Hollie Newton

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 1409169332

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 8075

This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.

Slow Gardening

A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons


Author: Felder Rushing

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582673

Category: Gardening

Page: 220

View: 2608

Presents advice on low-maintenance gardening, with tips for easy landscaping, short-cut composting, container gardening, and reliable plant combinations.

The Week-by-week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook


Author: Ron Kujawski,Jennifer Kujawski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426949

Category: Gardening

Page: 199

View: 5769

Suitable for all gardening zones, a handy guide offers easy instructions for setting up a personalized week-by-week vegetable-gardening schedule based on one's last frost date. Original.

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces


Author: Alex Mitchell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614119

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 9515

You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell 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? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens—and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.


A modern guide to grow-your-own veg


Author: Paul Matson,Lucy Annna Scott

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911595180

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 3188

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.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged


Author: Veronica Peerless

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546980X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 6194

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

Stress-Free Vegetable Gardening

Thriving Gardens with Minimal Effort


Author: Caleb Warnock

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462126227

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 483

Save time and money in your garden! No more excuses! Well-known author Caleb Warnock provides insightful instruction on how to make gardening fun, easy, and stress-free. Learn how to silence popular gardening mythsavoid those obnoxious weedsremove pests safely and without nasty chemicalsgrow vegetables year-roundand so much more! Just for you, Caleb also includes a cheat sheet on how to grow, care for, and harvest anything from the commonly known cucumbers, carrots, and potatoes to the lesser-known sunchoke, mustard greens, and Chinese cabbage. Learn how easy it is to create an abundant crop with almost no effort. With this book in hand, you can enjoy delicious harvests that come back year after year

Square Foot Gardening

A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work


Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579548568

Category: Gardening

Page: 346

View: 8084

A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Living With Plants

A Guide To Indoor Gardening


Author: Sophie Lee

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 174358492X

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 2838

All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition

The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space


Author: Mel Bartholomew

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610587332

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 2868

Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel’s industry-changing insights.

McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container


Author: Rose Marie Nichols McGee,Maggie Stuckey

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761116230

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

View: 2811

Two expert horticulturists show how to create container gardens of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers. Two-color line art and halftones throughout.

Free-range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard


Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692375

Category: Gardening

Page: 221

View: 2155

Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.

The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature


Author: Tammi Hartung

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428658

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 9089

Promoting a holistic ecological view, Tammi Hartung encourages you to invite wildlife into your garden. You’ll be amazed at how a variety of natural pollinators, pest predators, and soil enrichers can promote vibrant and healthy vegetables. Discover how a slug problem disappears once you’ve introduced a pond housing bullfrogs, how wasps can take care of tomato hornworms, and why skunks aren’t so bad after all. Learn how to garden with animals, rather than against them, and reap your most bountiful harvest yet.

Quick & Easy Gardening

Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Space in Under an Hour a Week, with 130 Photographs


Author: Jackie Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754826699

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

View: 6296

If you long for a beautiful garden but have limited time to create and care for one, here is a quick and handy guide that will show you how to create the outside space of your dreams with minimum effort. The book includes practical advice on using time-saving techniques, suggestions for five easy-care garden styles, and a useful chart of simple-to-grow plants.

Modern Gardening Techniques with Soil and Hydroponics

Hydroponic Books Ultimate Guide to Indoor Gardening


Author: P. Karn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507896129


Page: 46

View: 8308

Modern Gardening Techniques with Soil and Hydroponics is an effective gardening resource for the 21st century gardener. Tackling both soil and soilless cultivation that can be performed through small scale indoor gardens to medium-sized greenhouses, this book contains essential information and how-to's of indoor gardening and hydroponics that both seasoned and novice gardeners can take advantage of. Modern Gardening Techniques with Soil and Hydroponics contains information on horticulture, life cycle and maintenance of annual flowers and vegetables. A chapter is also dedicated to understanding seeds and seedlings alone, the germination process as well as methods of storing, maintaining and keeping them of high quality. Create the Best Environment for Your Crops in Soil and Indoors Gardeners with their own greenhouses are also provided a checklist for a successful greenhouse gardening, including essential factors such as climate, temperature control and how to set up a hydroponic system. Indoor gardeners will also find essential information on container gardening, its requirements and expert tips on keeping the plants alive and bountiful even when not in garden soil. The book also contains inside information about water, irrigation systems, nutrients, pH levels and other important factors that plants need to thrive both in soil and soilless environment. A Book Created for the Modern-day Gardener With generous tips on modern day for both soil and soilless plant cultivation, the Modern Gardening Techniques with Soil and Hydroponics is a practical resource designed for this day's plant requirements. This book is a comprehensive guide for the modern gardens, both grown hydroponically and on soil. Most of all, it is a solid proof that gardening does not have to be difficult and stressful. Through correct knowledge and putting up the right system, gardening could be one of today's most inexpensive therapies.

How Plants Work

The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do


Author: Linda Chalker-Scott

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696907

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 8052

The more you know, the better you grow! Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog The Garden Professors, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.

Growing Carnivorous Plants


Author: Barry A. Rice

Publisher: Timber Press


Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1208

Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume. Detailed cultivation advice is provided to enable readers to select and place the right plants, while information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require.

Five-Plant Gardens

52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five Plants


Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429042

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 4616

With literally hundreds of choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which perennials to plant in your garden. Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants. Ondra tailors each simple design to a specific set of growing conditions, with plenty of tips to help your planting mature. Enjoy gardens full of sun-drenched blooming flowers and shade-loving greenery for years to come.