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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
Edward C. Smith - 2009-12-02
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Discover the last W.O.R.D. in vegetable gardening with Ed Smith's amazing gardening system. By integrating four principles -- Wide beds, Organic methods, Raised beds, and Deep beds -- Smith reinvents vegetable gardening, making it possible for everyone to have the best, most successful garden ever. By following this complete system you cultivate de...
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All New Square Foot Gardening, Fully Updated
MORE Projects - NEW Solutions - GROW Vegetables Anywhere (All New Square Foot Gardening (9))
Mel Bartholomew - 2018-11-27 (first published in 1981)
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In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh p...
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Gaia's Garden
A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
Toby Hemenway - 2009-04-01 (first published in 2001)
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The first edition of Gaia's Garden sparked the imagination of America's home gardeners, introducing permaculture's central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban...
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The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener
How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
Niki Jabbour - 2011-12-14
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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive struct...
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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden
Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms (Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book)
Erin Benzakein - 2017-03-07
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The Cut Flower Garden : Erin Benzakein is a florist farmer, leader in the locaflor farm to centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley. A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year round provides reader...
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The Flower Gardener's Bible
A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long
Lewis Hill - 2003-02-15
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This is the complete guide to flower gardening, from experts Lewis and Nancy Hill. They cover it all--from choosing your site and designing your garden to improving your soil, choosing and caring for your plants, and fighting pests and disease. Create the flower garden of your dreams with this comprehensive reference....
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The Backyard Homestead
Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
Carleen Madigan - 2009-02-11
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This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. ...
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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Tracy Disabato-Aust - 2017-02-22 (first published in 1998)
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“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinchin...
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Mini Farming
Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham - 2017-08-15 (first published in 2006)
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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything ...
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Lola Plants a Garden
Anna McQuinn - 2017-03-14 (first published in 2014)
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How does your garden grow? Book-loving Lola is inspired by a collection of garden poems that she reads with her mommy. She wants to plant her own garden of beautiful flowers, so she and Mommy go to the library to check out books about gardening. They choose their flowers and buy their seeds. They dig and plant. And then they wait. Lola finds it har...
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The Garden Primer
Barbara Damrosch - 2008-02-28
Field Guide to Urban Gardening by Kevin Espiritu
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control by Fern Marshall Bradley
The Little Gardener by Jan Gerardi
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy
Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
Epic Tomatoes by Craig Lehoullier
The Complete Gardener by Monty Don
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin
Homegrown Herbs by Tammi Hartung
Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte
Good Bug Bad Bug by Jessica Walliser
We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
The Market Gardener by Severine von Tscharner Fleming
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman
[The Week-By-Week Vegetable Gardening Handbook by Ron Kujawski
Veg in One Bed by Huw Richards
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell
How Plants Work by Linda Chalker-Scott
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
The Education Of A Gardener by Russell Page
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth
Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners by Tammy Wylie
RHS Gardening Through The Year by
The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski
Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual by Aa
The Fruit Gardener's Bible by Lewis Hill
The Cook's Herb Garden by
The Monarch by Kylee Baumle
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Deborah L. Martin
WELL TEMPERED GARDEN by Christopher Lloyd
Container Gardening Complete by Jessica Walliser
Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
Fermented Vegetables by Christopher Shockey
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels
A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Let It Rot! by Stu Campbell
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
Jack's Garden by Henry Cole
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
The Beekeeper's Bible by Richard Jones
Western Garden Book by Kathleen Brenzel
The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals by Gail Damerow
The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible by Edward C. Smith
Garden Way's Joy of Gardening by Dick Raymond
McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container by Maggie Stuckey
Garden Insects of North America by Whitney Cranshaw
Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition by Mary Appelhof
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades by Steve Solomon
Down the Garden Path by Beverley Nichols
Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe
No Dig Organic Home & Garden by Charles Dowding
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by Lorene Edwards Forkner
Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties by Carol Deppe
Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail
The Layered Garden by David L. Culp
Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith
Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier
Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix by Niki Jabbour
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book by Ruth Stout
Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd
The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey
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How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition by John Jeavons
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon
The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers by Christopher Brickell
Derek Jarman's Garden by Derek Jarman
Oh Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
How to Grow Your Own Food by Angela S. Judd
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals