""Alexander Watson's 1859 work is a general reference for the inexperienced gardener. The book is designed to provide information on all aspects of gardening, including fertilization, sowing, pruning, and diseases, so as to inspire people to begin their own gardens.""
This booklet has been a perennial favorite for home gardeners for years because it presents a wealth of information in a concise, inexpensive format. It tells you how to plan your harden and how much to plant. It explains the essentials of insect and disease control, how and when to fertilize, and how to control weeds. the basics of composting, mulching and companion planting are concisely presented for you, along with details on starting transplants and working with hybrids. the final chapter of Home Garden Hints gives all the information you need to plant, nuture and harvest the most popular vegetables including beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, onion, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, swiss chard, squash and tomatoes. If you want to learn gardening basics quickly and easily, Home Garden Hints is the book for you!
Why plant a vegetable garden with the same old tomato and cucumber plants that everyone else has? Small Fruits in the Home Garden is your home gardener?s guide to growing and harvesting small fruit for personal enjoyment. The contributors to this book provide the necessary information and helpful hints for you to grow many new varieties of small fruits, that have wonderful flavor but may not be suitable for commercial production, right at home. Now you can harvest the tastiest varieties at their peak flavor! In Small Fruits in the Home Garden, you?ll see how small fruits can enhance not only your diet, but also your garden and landscape. You?ll learn how strawberry plants, for example, make ...
If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine. This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter. To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit Coleman's website www.fourseasonfarm.com.
Duren's five years of research and development results in a gardening technique that makes conventional methods obsolete. Ideal for flowers, herbs, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, this technique requires no bending, hoeing, squatting, or weeding. (Gardening)
Introduction - flower structure and classification - blubs (storage and growth) - principles of garden cultivation - daffodils for special effects - growing for exhibition - showing daffodils - pests and diseases - breeding and breeders - choice of cultivars - daffodil cycles - appendices (RHS classification of Daffodils - systems for pointing Daffodils - some suppliers).