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Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author of MiniFarming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you'll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin ,special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two creative recipes to get you started. With over 150 of Markham's own photographs guiding you every step of the way, you'll find this an honest, straightforward guide and a must-have for any vegetable mini-farmer. - from the book jacket
Now thoroughly updated (8th edition), this classic in the field of high-yield, organic gardening is the world's leading resource on biointensive and sustainable gardening methods. It also covers fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops.
Ecology action and the Common Ground Project -- Building soil, building the future -- Deep soil structure creation and maintenance -- Sustainable soil fertility -- The use of compost and soil fertility -- Fertilization -- Open-pollinated seeds, seed propagation, close-spacing and seed-saving -- Companion planting and rotations -- A whole, interrelated food-raising system: caring for a garden mini-farm: watering, weeding, fertilizing and creating a balanced natural ecosystem with insect life -- Master charts and planning -- Sample garden plans
Grow. Food. Anywhere. is the must-have guide for anyone who has ever had a desire to grow their own food. Authors Mat and Dillon, of the Little Veggie Patch Co. provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to gardening in any space, all in their own unique and entertaining style. Whether you've got a balcony, a tiny courtyard, or a patch of reclaimed dirt in a shared neighbourhood space, this book offers inspiration - and instruction - for growing good things to eat. The book has three sections: What plants need; an A-Z of Veggies; and an A-Z of Pests. These chapters cover everything from: why soil matters; composting; how to make a wicking garden; how to select the right growing style; what to plant and when; harvesting; troubleshooting; pruning; and more.
The founders of the Ecology Action food-growing program first outlined their revolutionary Biointensive gardening methods in the best-selling How to Grow More Vegetables, published in 1974. With over 350,000 copies in print and 7 translations, the book continues to transform the face of food-growing throughout the world - with amazing results!
The Sustainable Vegetable Garden presents the basic principles of this gardening classic in concise, easy-to-understand terms accessible to even a beginning backyard gardener. You'll learn to view your garden as its own mini-ecosystem and to foster the soil's life-giving cycles of nourishment and replenishment. By implementing these Biointensive techniques and working in concert with these natural cycles, you'll soon produce yields up to four times greater than those obtainable with conventional methods, in a fraction of the growing area. And more importantly, you'll be preserving and enriching for future generations one of our most precious resources: the soil itself. Sustainable gardening is an essential environmental for the new millennium, and this book helps you contribute to that solution - in your own backyard! - from the back cover
If you want to grow more vegetables - and flowers - in less space, All New Square Foot Gardening is for you. Author Mel Bartholomew takes you through his proven Square Foot Gardening method adopted by satisfied gardeners for more than twenty-five years. Now in All New Square Foot Gardening, Mel unveils ten new improvements that save you more time and money - all with a lot less work. And with All New Square Foot Gardening, you no longer have to worry about weeds and fertilizers! Gardeners everywhere enthusiastically endorse Mel Bartholomew's revolutionary Square Foot Gardening method. - from the back cover
Solar Gardening shows how to increase the effects of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. - from the back cover
Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden at Pennsylvania's Three Sisters Farm. Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book overflows with a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles -- Back cover.
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