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Hot Beds

Author : Jack First
ISBN : 0857841068
Genre : Gardening
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The ancient method of growing vegetables in hot beds, used by the Victorians and by the Romans, harnesses the natural process of decay to cultivate out-of-season crops. Jack First has revived and modernized this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops. This practical guide includes everything you need to know in order to use this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening system. Straightforward explanations and diagrams show how you too can grow early vegetables without fossil-fuel energy or elaborate equipment.

Toward A Transpersonal Ecology

Author : Warwick Fox
ISBN : 0791427757
Genre : Nature
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In this book I advance an argument concerning the nature of the deep ecology approach to ecophilosophy. In order to advance this argument in as thorough a manner as possible, I present it within the context of a comprehensive overview of the writings on deep ecology.

The Cultivar

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101495319
Genre : Sustainable agriculture
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The Winter Harvest Handbook

Author : Eliot Coleman
ISBN : 9781603582100
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 28. 67 MB
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Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine. Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses. Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm. His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”

Gardening With Less Water

Author : David A. Bainbridge
ISBN : 9781612125831
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 83. 49 MB
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Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.

India Seen Afar

Author : Kathleen Raine
ISBN : UOM:39015019633703
Genre : History
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Rodale S Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Gardening And Landscaping Techniques

Author : Barbara W. Ellis
ISBN : UOM:49015000852799
Genre : Gardening
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Offers advice on soil preparation, composting, seed starting, cold frames, propagation, pruning, and tools

How To Grow Food In Your Polytunnel

Author : Mark Gatter
ISBN : 1900322722
Genre : Gardening
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Glass Houses

Author : May Woods
ISBN : UOM:39015033747133
Genre : Architecture
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Traces the history of greenhouses and conservatories and shows examples from Britain, Europe, and America

House Garden

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ISBN : UOM:39015056759502
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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