Biochar, charcoal made from wood or another type of biomass, has become the new darling of organic gardeners, embraced for its outstanding abilities to enrich the soil and improve plant growth. Gardening with Biochar is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, making and using it effectively in the home garden.
Long-time garden writer Jeff Cox explains what biochar is and provides detailed instructions for how it can be made at home, along with specific guidelines for using it to enrich soil, prevent erosion and enhance plant growth.$26.99
Field Guide to Urban Gardening helps you choose the best methods to match your unique small-space challenges and growing goals, and provides the nuts-and-bolts information you need to participate in any method you choose.
The book gives a complete overview of small-space gardening in general, outlining the many clever strategies for growing plants in small spaces and applying a compare-and-contrast calculus to the most popular methods to help you choose which way or ways are right for you. In the process, it provides enough practical, how-to guidance that you can successfully embark on any of the many methods you choose: singly or in combination.
Filled with high-quality photos and straightforward tutorials, Field Guide to Urban Gardening is the entry point to vegetable gardening for anyone who thought they were excluded by living in an urban area with no yard or in any residence with limited gardening space.$39.99
No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colourful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash!
The expert advice in this book gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing.
Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include: Green onions; Tomatoes; Melons; Avocados; Potatoes; Carrots.$26.99
First published in 1956, We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading gardener of the 1960s, and her husband Walter transformed an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England. It has been hailed as everything from a blueprint for the creation of a modern cottage garden to a feminist manifesto.
A quirky classic, this book details her creation of a landmark cottage garden, as well as her battles with her husband in the process, who preferred the standard suburban approach. In this beautiful and timeless work, she recounts the trials and tribulations, successes and failures, of her venture with ease and humour.
Topics covered are colourful and diverse, ranging from the most suitable hyssop for the terraced garden through composting, hedges, making paths to the best time to lift and replant tulip bulbs. Her good sense, practical knowledge and imaginative ideas will encourage and inspire gardeners everywhere.$19.99
What do we expect of gardens – when we make them and when we visit them? Could we get more from them, if we thought harder about what it is we want and why we make gardens?
This book approaches the experience of being in a garden from many different angles, questioning many of our easily-adopted assumptions and suggesting ways of getting more from any garden, whether it is our own or one we are visiting.$33.99