Great Garden Companions

Great Garden Companions Author Sally Jean Cunningham
ISBN-10 0875968473
Year 2000-05-19
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Designed to help readers make organic gardening easy and productive by using plants themselves instead of chemical care, a gardener offers a system that encourages pest-free growth

Great Garden Companions

Great Garden Companions Author Sally Jean Cunningham
ISBN-10 0875967817
Year 1998-02-15
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Designed to help readers make organic gardening easy and productive by using plants themselves in place of chemical care, a master gardener offers a system that combines certain plants, bugs, and herbs to encourage pest-free growth.

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Carrots Love Tomatoes Author Louise Riotte
ISBN-10 9781603423960
Year 1998-01-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting Author Dale Mayer
ISBN-10 9781601383457
Year 2010-11-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast Author Marie Iannotti
ISBN-10 9781604695953
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti. This region includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.

Roses Love Garlic

Roses Love Garlic Author Louise Riotte
ISBN-10 9781612121871
Year 2012-07-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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From deterring insect pests with hot peppers to encouraging strawberries by bordering them with chrysanthemums, Louise Riotte shows you how to use the natural qualities of common plants to increase your garden’s productivity. Roses Love Garlic profiles hundreds of plants, features sample garden designs, and includes recipes for using your harvest to make herbal cosmetics, medicinal mixtures, and plant-based dyes. You’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways plants work together as you tend to a thriving and bountiful garden.

Soil Mates

Soil Mates Author Sara Alway
ISBN-10 9781594747434
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Quirk Books
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Matchmaking in the garden! In this charming guide to companion planting for your vegetable-garden favorites, you’ll learn why Broccoli ♥ Rosemary and whether Cucumber + Corn = friends with benefits. (Just watch out for Celery! Leggy and leafy, she is notoriously easygoing and will happily settle down with just about anyone, raising a ruckus in your raised beds.) Complete with 20 pairings, tasty recipes, prep-aration tips, and more, Soil Mates is the perfect partner for your horticultural matchmaker.

Biodiversity and Insect Pests

Biodiversity and Insect Pests Author Geoff M. Gurr
ISBN-10 9781118231852
Year 2012-04-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range from scientific principles, innovative research methods, ecological economics and effective communication to farmers, as well as case studies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest management some of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined as government policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst also stimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock the power of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pest management. Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity to access the artwork from the book.

Your Backyard Herb Garden

Your Backyard Herb Garden Author Miranda Smith
ISBN-10 0875969941
Year 1999-01-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A basic guide to growing more than fifty of the most popular garden herbs, includes detailed planting and harvesting instructions, and recipes for seasonings, vinegars, oils, jellies, breads and teas

Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions

Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions Author Cheryl Long
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018507811
Year 2000
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Rodale Press
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A collection of questions and answers about gardening problems offers practical and intelligent advice on making a garden an organic success, discussing pests, weeds and design.

Weedless Gardening

Weedless Gardening Author Lee Reich
ISBN-10 9780761172024
Year 2000-01-08
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening. The Weedless Garden is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, The Weedless Garden works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.

Foodscaping

Foodscaping Author Charlie Nardozzi
ISBN-10 9781627886321
Year 2015-04-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Cool Springs Press
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Keep your lawn and eat it too - Foodscaping will show you how to grow food without giving up your view. Foodscaping is what it sounds like - a combination of landscaping and food. This gardening resource is chock-full of real-world examples, photos, and advice so that even an "average Joe" homeowner and gardener can grow food without sacrificing either their lawn or their home's appearance to do so. While "edible" and "ornamental" aren't always synonymous, they can be combined, with the right plants, placement, and advice from author and edible gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi. Charlie's ideas allow you to add food plants wherever you like. Incorporating food-bearing plants as hedgerows and barriers or in small spaces, containers, window boxes and many more ideas allow you to expand the types of plants you can use and even extend your growing season! For example, bluberry bushes provide not just fruit, but also wonderful fall color. Arbors and pergolas are perfect supports for edible plants and even simplify harvest. Squash and cabbage have attractive, interesting leaf textures, so they can be a part of the ornamental garden. Foodscaping also goes beyond mere plant selection. The basics of gardening, planting, pruning, dealing with pests, watering, feeding, and harvesting are all covered in detail, ensuring your success in creating a beautiful, edible landscape for your home.

Solar Gardening

Solar Gardening Author Leandre Poisson
ISBN-10 9781603581233
Year 1994-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.