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The Polytunnel Book

Author : Joyce Russell
ISBN : 9781781011102
Genre : Gardening
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DIV ‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine /div

Moved By Love

Author : Vinobā
ISBN : UOM:39015038154905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Inspired by the ideals and example of his teacher Gandhi, Vinoba spent twenty years walking from village to village throughout India, persuading wealthy landowners to give literally millions of acres to the landless poor. These memoirs reveal both the inner and outer life of this great man who had an unwavering commitment to the practice of non-violence, to an engaged spirituality and to the power of love.

Gardening With Less Water

Author : David A. Bainbridge
ISBN : 9781612125831
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Liquid Gold

Author : Carol Steinfeld
ISBN : 0966678311
Genre : Gardening
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Every day, we urinate nutrients that can fertilize plants - plants to could be used for beautiful landscapes, food, fuel, and fiber. Instead, these nutrients are flushed away and treated at high cost. Or they are discharged to waters where they overfertilize and choke off aquatic life. Urine accounts for most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater, and it usually carries no disease risk. Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants tells you how to put it to work as a resource. Starting with a short history of urine use (from ritual to medicinal to even culinary) and a look at some unexpected urinals, Liquid Gold shows how urine is used worldwide to grow food and landscapes, while protecting the environment, saving its users the cost of fertilizer, and reconnecting people to the land and the nutrient cycles that sustain the. That's real flower power!

The Weed Forager S Handbook

Author : Adam Grubb
ISBN : 1864471212
Genre : Medicinal plants
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Step into the world of our least admired botanical companions, peel back the layers of prejudice, and discover the finer side of the plants we call weeds. This book reveals how to distinguish a tasty sandwich-filler from its dangerous look-alike, which weeds are among the most nutritious vegetables ever tested, and how you cook with delicious nettles without fear of being stung ... It will forever change your concept of where to go looking for lunch.

How To Grow More Vegetables

Author : John Jeavons
ISBN : 1580082335
Genre : Gardening
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How to grow more vegetables: and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine.

Organic Gardening

Author : Charles Dowding
ISBN : 9781903998915
Genre : Gardening
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Presents the philosophy, tips and techniques to run a successful organic garden that is based on a system of permanent slightly-raised beds, describing what fruits and vegetables to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases.

The Winter Harvest Handbook

Author : Eliot Coleman
ISBN : 9781603582100
Genre : Gardening
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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.”

The Cultivar

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101495319
Genre : Sustainable agriculture
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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

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