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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 - Dec 02, 2009
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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...
All New Square Foot Gardening II
The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space
Mel Bartholomew - Jan 01, 2013 (first published in 1981)
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Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening? Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it's even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don't have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you'll be growing above the ground. However, the best feature is that anyone, anywhere ...
Gaia's Garden
A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition
Toby Hemenway - Apr 01, 2009 (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...
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener
How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
Niki Jabbour - Dec 14, 2011
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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...
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Tracy DiSabato-Aust - Feb 22, 2017 (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...
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 - Mar 07, 2017
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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...
The Backyard Homestead
Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
Carleen Madigan - Feb 11, 2009
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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. ...
The Flower Gardener's Bible
A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long
Lewis Hill - Feb 15, 2003
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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....
Mini Farming
Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham - Aug 15, 2017 (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 ...
Epic Tomatoes
How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
Craig LeHoullier - Dec 30, 2014
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Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes — from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests...
The Garden Primer
Second Edition
Barbara Damrosch - Feb 28, 2008 (first published in 1988)
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The most comprehensive, entertaining, down-to-earth one-volume gardening reference ever, and highly praised: "Barbara Damrosch delivers the goods."—Chicago Tribune "Best of the crop."—House Beautiful "Barbara Damrosch's writing has the snap of a good snowpea and the spice of an old rose."—The Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer "Covers just about ever...
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte
Good Bug Bad Bug by Jessica Walliser
The Market Gardener by Severine Von Tscharner Fleming
All New Square Foot Gardening, Fully Updated by Mel Bartholomew
Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman
[The Week-By-Week Vegetable Gardening Handbook by Ron Kujawski
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Field Guide to Urban Gardening by Kevin Espiritu
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin
Homegrown Herbs by Tammi Hartung
How Plants Work by Linda Chalker-Scott
By Jan Gerardi The Little Gardener by
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels
Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth
Veg in One Bed by Huw Richards
The Complete Gardener by Monty Don
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 Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control by Fern Marshall Bradley
The Monarch by Kylee Baumle
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Let It Rot! by Stu Campbell
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
Fermented Vegetables by Christopher Shockey
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
RHS Gardening Through The Year by
The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible by Edward C. Smith
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers by Christopher Brickell
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
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
The Cook's Herb Garden by DK
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
Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties by Carol Deppe
Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail
Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
The Flower Farmer's Year by Georgie Newbery
The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book by Ruth Stout
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Deborah L. Martin
Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd
The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening by Matt Mattus
Create Your Own Florida Food Forest by David The Good
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
Homegrown Pantry by Barbara Pleasant
The Intelligent Gardener by Steve Solomon
Gardening Projects for Kids by Jenny Hendy
Container Gardening Complete by Jessica Walliser
Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Dry Garden by
Grow by Ben Raskin
How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition by John Jeavons
Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon
Starter Vegetable Gardens by Barbara Pleasant
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
Plants You Can't Kill by Stacy Tornio
A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston
Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano
Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier
Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich
Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell
Brilliant & Wild by Lucy Bellamy
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Look, Look! by Peter Linenthal
Marijuana Horticulture by Jorge Cervantes
Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W. Tallamy
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets
The Forager's Harvest by Samuel Thayer