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Fresh Food From Small Spaces

Author : R.J. Ruppenthal
ISBN : 9781603581455
Genre : Gardening
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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.
Category: Gardening

Grow Great Grub

Author : Gayla Trail
ISBN : 0307452018
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 74.75 MB
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The urban gardening authority from YouGrowGirl.com counsels home gardeners on how to grow one's own food in limited spaces, providing coverage of such topics as container plants, organic pest control and preserving home-grown foods. Original.
Category: Gardening

The Edible Container Garden

Author : Michael Guerra
ISBN : 9780684854618
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 21.55 MB
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Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers in a limited space. Original.
Category: Gardening

Small Space Vegetable Gardens

Author : Andrea Bellamy
ISBN : 9781604697414
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 82.11 MB
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“Size matters! Andrea Bellamy shares creative ways to grow a wide array of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in diminutive settings, year-round.” —Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, and podcaster Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small. You’ll learn how to find and assess a space, how to plan and build a garden, and how to sow, grow, and harvest the 60 best edible plants. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide will help you take advantage of the space you have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of your dreams.
Category: Gardening

Grow Food At Home Simple Methods For Small Spaces

Author : John Tullock
ISBN : 9781682685174
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 44.46 MB
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Everything you need to know to grow good food without a yard Grow food for freshness. Grow food organically. Grow food to connect with nature. Whatever the goal, you don’t need a lot of space to enjoy the benefits of homegrown veggies, herbs, and fruits. In Grow Food at Home, gardening expert John Tullock shows readers just how easy it is to enjoy “farm”-fresh produce grown right on the windowsill, the porch, or in a tiny backyard. Covering artificial lighting, hydroponics, vertical gardening, straw-bale planters, and more, the book offers even the most confined apartment dwellers plenty of options to get growing. Tullock shares all the tips and tricks readers need to make small-space gardening a success, with information on starting seeds, transplanting, succession planting, “crop” rotation, and other procedures—all tailored to the small-space garden—plus recipes to make the most of the harvest. Readers will be energized to grow a mouth-watering selection of micro-crops, from lettuces and herbs to tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, and even small fruits—no matter how little room they have available.
Category: Gardening

Small Spaces Beautiful Kitchens

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ISBN : 1616737840
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 51.9 MB
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Do you have an ugly duckling kitchen? If so, take this book and learn how to transform it into the pretty and practical swan it was meant to be. Whether your kitchen is galley-shaped, U-shaped, L-shaped, or just plain small, this hands-on workbook offers ideas for kitchens that suit every lifestyle, from city singles to growing families. The kitchen is the heart of every home: the place where we gather with our families and friends; where we prepare and share food; where we work, entertain, and eat. But many kitchens were not designed with all these functions in mind. As a result, they are too small, too dark, and too cramped -- when what we want is spacious, light, and comfortable. With Small Spaces Beautiful Kitchens, you can change all that. In its pages, you?ll learn how to turn your kitchen -- no matter how small, how drab, how dysfunctional -- into the kitchen of your dreams.
Category: House & Home

Grow Your Own

Author : Angus Stewart
ISBN : 9781760639709
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 59.10 MB
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Urban environments require specific techniques to optimise growing conditions for plants. Two leading experts in horticulture and soil science teach the reader how to grow their own food-from the ground up-in this authoritative, accessible, generously photographed guide. Grow Your Own provides simple step-by-step methods and information enabling the average city dweller to grow food plants at whatever scale their time and resources permit and no matter their location, be it suburban backyard or apartment balcony. Some of the many topics covered include creating the best environment for growing (influenced by water/temperature/light/air quality), setting up the soil; fertilisers, compost and worm farms; choosing crops (annual/perennial/heirloom/modern); propagation, planting and maintenance; pest and disease management; seed saving; rooftop spaces and vertical gardens; and integrated urban farming including bees and poultry.
Category: Gardening

Fabulous Food From Every Small Garden

Author : Mary Horsfall
ISBN : 9780643095977
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 81.32 MB
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A practical guide to growing different types of food at home in even the smallest of spaces.
Category: Gardening

The Small Food Garden

Author : Diana Anthony
ISBN : UCBK:C102931111
Genre : Gardening
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"First published in New Zealand by David Bateman Ltd."
Category: Gardening

Vegetable Fruit And Herb Growing In Small Spaces

Author : John Harrison
ISBN : 9780716022572
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 76.33 MB
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Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table. • Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation • Make the most of your containers and growbags • Find out about dwarf fruit varieties • Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice • Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues
Category: Gardening

Success International English Skills For Igcse Student S Book

Author : Marian Barry
ISBN : 9780521140867
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 60.65 MB
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Offers complete in-depth preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE in English as a Second Language (E2L) examination. The revised edition of this highly successful course offers complete preparation for all papers of the Cambridge IGCSE in English as a Second Language examination. The book is endorsed by Cambridge for use with the revised syllabus. Key features include: stimulating topics, international in perspective and relevant to IGCSE students educational needs and interests; step-by-step development of the four skills to build confidence and competence; particular attention to developing a mature writing style with a focus on tone, register and audience awareness; exercises in grammar, vocabulary and spelling.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Lasagna Gardening For Small Spaces

Author : Patricia Lanza
ISBN : 0875968864
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 37.86 MB
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Now - with Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces - you can create the garden of your dreams, no matter how limited your growing space is. Pat Lanza's proven lasagna gardening method produces amazing results in pots and small plots. Even in beds just 4 inches wide, you can grow bountiful, beautiful gardens with no digging, no weeding-- no kidding!
Category: Gardening

City Farmer

Author : Lorraine Johnson
ISBN : 9781553655190
Genre : Gardening
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Celebrates the innovative and inspiring ways that ubran dwellers are reimagining our cities as places of food production. Original.
Category: Gardening

Jarring And Canning

Author : Bridget Heos
ISBN : 9781477717868
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 30.58 MB
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The urban farming movement continues to grow in popularity, and many urban farmers often find themselves with a surplus of produce. Through canning and jarring, urban farmers can continue to enjoy their crops throughout the winter. This guide to jarring and canning includes tips on what to do with a variety of fruits and vegetables, from jams to pickles, and has recipes for beginners as well as experienced canners. It provides important tips on safe canning and avoiding contamination as well.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hortideas

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097810612
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening

Supermarkets And The Poor In Vietnam

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ISBN : UCSD:31822035538867
Genre : Food industry and trade
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Impacts of supermarkets on the poor as consumers, traders and producers in Vietnam.
Category: Food industry and trade

Urban Homesteading

Author : Rachel Kaplan
ISBN : 9781616080549
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.35 MB
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Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.
Category: Gardening

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : WISC:89121901839
Genre : Talking books
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Category: Talking books