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Beginner S Illustrated Guide To Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
ISBN : 9781591865339
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 43.34 MB
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Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.
Category: Gardening

Beginner S Illustrated Guide To Gardening Techniques To Help You Get Started Cool Spring Press 2012

Author : Katie Elzer & Peters
ISBN : 9781610582759
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 29.8 MB
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I’ve been gardening since I could walk, so tending plants is like breathing to me. However, because I’ve spent my life helping people learn how to garden, I realize that’s not the case for everyone. Whether you pick up this book because you’ve grown up watching your parents or grandparents grow beautiful flowers and you’re ready to try gardening yourself, or because you have just moved into your first house with your first yard that you have to care for, I hope you find what you need to be a successful gardener. This spring, I bought my sister Emily a garden, and we planted it together. (You can see her hand watering her plants in the “How to Care for Perennials” section.) I set out the plants and she said, “Now what? Do we just dig holes?” While working in my friend’s yard (planting a garden that we photgraphed for this book), I told my friend, “You can just go to the store, buy a bunch of plants that all like sun or shade and plant them together, and they’ll look good!” She said, “Well, you can do that, but I can’t.” I’m here to tell you that you actually can do that, and this book will help you learn how. Just like cooking, painting a room, or assembling a piece of furniture, gardening requires some instructions. But while you might not hesitate to open a cookbook and whip together a new recipe you’ve never tried before, or begin assembling a computer desk from hundreds of parts, you might be afraid to try growing a new plant or trimming a shrub in your front yard. If so, this book is for you. I want the information in this book to help you feel confident trying new techniques, growing new plants, and caring for your yard and garden. Plants are a lot tougher than you might think, so look up the project you want to tackle, assemble your materials, and get going. In no time, your thumb will turn green, and your yard will be the envy of your neighbors. And, if you find a plant that likes growing in your garden, buy more of it! Happy gardening! Katie
Category: Gardening

Rodale S Basic Organic Gardening

Author : Deborah L. Martin
ISBN : 9781609619831
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 22.77 MB
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When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.
Category: Gardening

The Beginner S Guide To Gardening

Author : Editors of Creative Homeowner
ISBN : 9781607654421
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 89.33 MB
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A beautifully illustrated and photographed book that will serve both the novice and experienced gardener well. The Beginner's Guide to Gardening contains all the basics: garden design; how to select healthy plants; how prepare the soil; garden maintenace, and so much more. In addition there is everything you need to know about growing annuals and perennials; roses; flowering bulbs; herbs; ground covers; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardens; and creating specialty gardens--all in a concise book
Category: Gardening

No Waste Kitchen Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
ISBN : 9780760361610
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.11 MB
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No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing. Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include: Green onions Tomatoes Melons Avocadoes Potatoes Carrots Cut back on your food waste, cultivate your own food easily, and maybe even share gardening with a new generation, all with the advice from No-Waste Kitchen Gardening.
Category: Gardening

Beginner Gardening Step By Step

Author : Dk Pub
ISBN : 1465477004
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 86.2 MB
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Is your lawn full of weeds? Are your plants diseased? Is your flower bed forlorn? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends--or even a garden you can show off with pride? This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself--all with photographic step-by-steps. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own fruits and vegetables, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden.
Category: Gardening

Community Gardens

Author : Susan Burns Chong
ISBN : 9781477717776
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 64.61 MB
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In community gardens, people of all ages work together to improve their communities, turning abandoned lots and other plots of land into vibrant green spaces. Community gardens beautify neighborhoods, provide residents with nutritious food and flowers, and serve as places to meet and socialize. This exciting title gives teens the information they need to get a gardening project off the ground, from holding the first community meetings to harvesting what they grow. In accessible text, the author provides useful advice on designing the garden, choosing appropriate plants, and preparing the soil, as well as on planting and tending the garden. Photos will inspire readers, and a wealth of resources is provided for further support.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Taylor S Master Guide To Gardening

Author : Rita Buchanan
ISBN : 9780618159079
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 86.55 MB
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Provides information on growing trees, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, and bulbs, features the basics of garden design, and talks about environmentally sound controls of pests and diseases
Category: Gardening

Southern Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
ISBN : 9781591865650
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 64.73 MB
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If you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Southern Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or Tennessee. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Ozarks, in the Delta, on the Cumberland Plateau, or anywhere else in the Southern United States, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it.
Category: Gardening

Midwest Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
ISBN : 9781591865667
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 54.85 MB
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This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.
Category: Gardening