A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits
Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives—and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city rooftop; but what they need to truly succeed is The Heirloom Life Gardener, a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables. In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener—experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato. This is the first book of its kind that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living.
If you own only one book on indoor gardening with lights, this is it. The fourth Edition of Gardening Indoors: The Indoor Gardener's Bible, sets the standard for indoor gardening with lights worldwide. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of indoor gardeners enjoy exotic flowers and vegetable grown indoors. This "how-to" book unlocks the door to the world of gardening indoors under florescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Fluorescent lamps help seedlings and low-light plants start earlier and grow stronger. HID lamps are a substitute for the sun! Gardening Indoors combines the basics of gardening and electrical lighting into this single volume, a complete how-to guide on pl...
Presents an overview on gardening in the South, discussing how to prepare an area for gardening, the tools and methods to use for raising successful crops, and profiles of crops that grow well in the region.