In this book, you'll find the tools you need to become a seed starting and saving champion. Julie Thompson-Adolf walks you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy.
You’ll find hints to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate, lists of varieties to add to your garden, charts for quick growing reference and simple DIY projects to aid your seed starting and saving adventure. The extensive plant entries inside cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Get started with tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and melons, or chamomile, cosmos, sweet peas, and poppies.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you’ll soon have healthy, productive, beautiful plants for your garden.$32.99
With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of the Royal Horticultural Society.
From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth), the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world.
The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS to give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.$59.99
In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into the garden.
The author shows how to design, plant and maintain fauna-friendly landscapes, stressing the importance of understanding how all aspects of the backyard ecosystem are interlinked in order to create a truly authentic and effective habitat. This information-packed resource includes a detailed plant directory; information on what plants (native and exotic) suit what creatures and why; and advice on how to factor in the shelter, nesting, food and water requirements of different types of wildlife.
A practical projects chapter features step-by-step instructions for soil testing; making compost tea; building and planting a frog pond; and constructing nesting boxes and insect hotels.$29.99
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening offers a wealth of new and exciting opportunities alongside beautiful photography, lore, insight and humour that can only come from someone who has grown each vegetable himself, and truly loves gardening. More than 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs from the 50 most popular groups are featured in hands-on profiles that tell you how, where and why to grow each one.
Take artichokes for example: They are far from the most common edibles home growers choose, but when and if you choose to grow artichokes, you'll be fortunate to find more than one seed option even at the better nurseries. In truth, there are nearly a dozen varieties of artichoke that are suitable for home growing in just about any climate, and each has its own unique benefits and characteristics. In Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening, you will find 10 types of artichoke described in through, loving detail – along with helpful tips on where and how to acquire seeds fro each.
If you are one of the more than 800,000 folks per year who has begun growing vegetables at home, Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening is the reference resource you need to pursue this rewarding activity to a whole new level of excellence, satisfaction and success.$39.99
DIY Hydroponic Gardens takes the mystery out of growing in water. Tyler Baras shows exactly how to build, plant and maintain more than a dozen unique hydroponic systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make.
He has developed many unique and easy-to-build systems for growing entirely in water. With step-by-step photos he shows precisely how to create these systems and how to plant and maintain them. All the information you need to get started with your home hydroponic system is included, from recipes for nutrient solutions, to light and ventilation sources, to specific plant-by-plant details that explain how to grow the most popular vegetables in a self-contained, soilless system.
Even if you live in an area were water is scarce, a hydroponic system is the answer you’ve been looking for. Hydroponic systems are sealed and do not allow evaporation, making water loss virtually non-existent.$29.99
Chefs realise that often the only way to capture that elusive flavour is to have home-grown, freshly harvested herbs on their doorstep. With this book these intense flavours can now be a reality for gardeners and food enthusiasts with any size of garden, from an acre to a window box.
Find out how to grow herbs in all situations, how to plant, propagate and harvest, then the 80 most exciting herbs are identified, illustrated and their uses explained. This is accompanied by specially commissioned photography for 12 projects which show how to develop a herb garden at the next level and use herbs in the most interesting ways from planting a herb roof to making herbal oils.$24.99