Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470555484
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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.

Florida Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author: Robert Bowden
Publisher:
ISBN: 1591869056
Size: 39.74 MB
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Plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles for your garden! Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is an easy-to-use guide to growing edibles in the Sunshine State. Full-color images illustrate the more than 25 fruits and berries featured, and there are also more than 35 recommendations for the best vegetables to grow in this sometimes challenging climate. Helpful growing tips, icons, charts, and maps assist gardeners in planting the right edibles for their exact Florida location. This is the perfect book for longtime Florida gardeners as well as newcomers to the state with its enviable twelve-month growing season. This updated edition of the original Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2010) includes new specimens and cultivars as well as updated information on the outbreak of citrus greening disease that has ravaged orange groves throughout the state, with recommendations on safe practices gardeners should follow. Make your garden healthy and happy with tips from expert gardener and horticulturalist Robert Bowden.

Urban Gardening For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118502442
Size: 20.98 MB
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The easy way to succeed at urban gardening A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facingwindow—even a basement apartment can all be suitablelocations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount ofmoney and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible. Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most oflimited space through the use of proven small-space gardeningtechniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizingspace. Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layeredgardening Includes guidance on working with container gardening,succession gardening, and companion gardening Offers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rainbarrels, and small-space composting If you're interested in starting an urban garden that makesmaximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummieshas you covered.

Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author: Ann Whitman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470430672
Size: 28.65 MB
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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.

The Art Of French Vegetable Gardening

Author: Louisa Jones
Publisher: Artisan Publishers
ISBN:
Size: 30.86 MB
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Explains how to create different styles of decorative vegetable gardens, includes an extensive appendix with 80 classic French recipes for vegetables. Colour photos. Quarto.

Container Gardening For Dummies

Author: Bill Marken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470635568
Size: 80.96 MB
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Learn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sven Wombwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470664487
Size: 15.82 MB
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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment

California Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author: Claire Splan
Publisher:
ISBN: 159186528X
Size: 69.76 MB
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Examines the elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affect growing success for more than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers with helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Vegetable Gardening

Author: Daria Price Bowman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592579075
Size: 52.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers techniques for plotting and planning; instructions for growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and berries; and tips on pruning, feeding and harvesting a garden.