High Yield Vegetable Gardening

Author: Colin McCrate
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212397X
Size: 52.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6067
Download
You won’t believe your eyes when you see the size of your harvest! In High-Yield Vegetable Gardening, authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm show how you can make your food garden much more productive, no matter how big or small it is. You’ll learn their secrets for preparing the soil, selecting and rotating your crops, and mapping out a specific customized plan to make the most of your space and your growing season. Packed with the charts, tables, schedules, and worksheets you need — as well as record-keeping pages so you can repeat your successes next year — this book is an essential tool for the serious gardener.

Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening Guide

Author: Cheryl Moore-Gough
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493019732
Size: 31.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 6554
Download
Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening Guide is the definitive guide to vegetable gardening in the five states that comprise the Rocky Mountain region. Expert horticulturist, Cheryl Moore-Gough, addresses the unique growing conditions and challenges of this region from how to select, grow, and harvest a host of vegetables that will succeed to offering tips for extending the season. Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening Guide is the definitive guide to vegetable gardening in the five states that comprise the Rocky Mountain region. Professional horticulturist, Cheryl Moore-Gough, addresses the unique growing conditions and challenges of this region from how to select, grow, and harvest a host of vegetables that will succeed to offering tips for extending the season.

Seed Libraries

Author: Cindy Conner
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092575X
Size: 17.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4298
Download
Community-based initiatives to preserve and protect our food supply Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based in the Southeast. However the absorption of these small, independent seed businesses into large multinationals, combined with the advancement of biotechnology resulting in hybrids and GMO seeds, has led to a serious loss of genetic diversity. The public is now at the mercy of the corporations that control the seeds. In the past few years, gardeners have realized the inherent danger in this situation. A growing movement is striving to preserve and expand our stock of heritage and heirloom varieties through seed saving and sharing opportunities. Seed Libraries is a practical guide to saving seeds through community programs, including: Step-by-step instructions for setting up a seed library A wealth of ideas to help attract patrons and keep the momentum going Profiles of existing libraries and other types of seed saving partnerships Whoever controls the seeds controls the food supply. By empowering communities to preserve and protect the genetic diversity of their harvest, Seed Libraries is the first step towards reclaiming our self-reliance while enhancing food security and ensuring that the future of food is healthy, vibrant, tasty, and nutritious. Cindy Conner is a permaculture educator, founder of Homeplace Earth and producer of two popular instructional gardening DVDs. She is also the author of Grow a Sustainable Diet .

Vegetable Gardening The Colonial Williamsburg Way

Author: Wesley Greene
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609611632
Size: 79.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2340
Download
From the nation's foremost historical preservation site comes a guide to traditional--and still relevant--methods and advice for planting and tending a productive vegetable garden In a colonial-style garden, the broccoli is purple and "turkey" cucumbers grow to three feet long; oiled paper predates plastic for sheltering spring plants; and fermenting manure warms the seedlings. Finding inspiration and value in 18th-century plants, tools, and techniques, the gardeners at Colonial Williamsburg have discovered that these traditional vegetable-growing methods are perfectly at home in today's modern organic gardens. After all, in the 18th century, organic gardening was the only type of gardening and local produce the only produce available. Author Wesley Greene founded the Colonial Garden in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area in 1996. He and his colleagues have painstakingly researched the ways the colonists planted and tended their vegetable and herb beds, most of which are more relevant than ever. Along with historical commentary and complete growing instructions for 50 delicious vegetables, including colonial varieties still available today, gardeners and folklorists will find weather-watching guidelines, planting techniques, and seedsaving advice for legumes, brassicas, alliums, root crops, nightshades, melons, squash, greens, and other curious and tender produce.

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

Author: Carol Deppe
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1890132721
Size: 48.97 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2189
Download
"[Book title] is the definitive guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover: how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation); how to save seed and maintain varieties; how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research; how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods."--Back cover.

Edible Estates

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 52.39 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2063
Download
Profiles the first four edible gardens in the front yard and their owners through accounts of their creation and essays that discuss reasons for the concept such as building a renewed sense of community in neighborhoods.

Starting Seeds

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342850X
Size: 24.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 6931
Download
Get a jump on the gardening season! In this Storey BASICS® guide, Barbara Ellis provides the basic information that you need to start a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Ellis shares simple, proven techniques for sowing seeds, managing indoor plants, and creating proper growing conditions so your seedlings can thrive. Packed with expert advice suitable for both beginners and experienced gardeners, Starting Seeds will inspire you to plant a seed and watch it grow.