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1. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening

Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening

In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin*,* general garden-building skills (from ”Do I need to dig?” to ”Where do I dig?”) and specific techniques (from ”How do I plant a seed?” to ”How much should I water?”) are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready.

2. Tuinieren met de vierkantemeterbak

Auteur: Mel Bartholomew

Meer telen op minder ruimte – de oogst spreiden naar behoefte – effectieve methode – slechts 10 minuten per dag

De vierkante metertuin is precies dat wat het begrip zegt: tuinieren op de vierkante meter. Het is de eenvoudigste en meest efficiënte manier van tuinieren, met een prachtige opbrengst! Bartholomew leidt u stap voor stap, in woord en beeld, door het bouwen van de basis van de tuin en het opzetten van uw eerste oogst.

3. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition

Auteur: Edward C. Smith

Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.

4. The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

Auteur: Barbara Pleasant

It’s a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it! If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you’ll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant’s expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time.

5. Plants You Can’t Kill

Auteur: Stacy Tornio

The plants in Plants You Can’t Kill have been vetted by an amazing and famous panel of horticulture experts (this is just a fancy way of saying they went to college for gardening), so feel confident you’re not wasting money on yet another gardening book. These plants will actually survive your well-meaning, yet sometimes neglectful ways. Ready for the most resilient, hardcore, badass list of plants known to gardeners? Find them and grow them with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.

6. Epic Tomatoes

Auteur: ,Craig Lehoullier

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes — from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them. No other book offers such a detailed look at the specifics of growing tomatoes, with beautiful photographs and helpful tomato profiles throughout.

7. Homegrown Pantry

Auteur: Barbara Pleasant

Now that you’ve mastered gardening basics, you want to enjoy your bounty year-round, right? Homegrown Pantry picks up where beginning gardening books leave off, with in-depth profiles of the 55 most popular crops including beans, beets, squash, tomatoes, and much more — to keep your pantry stocked throughout the year. In-depth profiles highlight how many plants to grow of each crop for a year’s worth of eating, and which storage methods work best for specific varieties. Author Barbara Pleasant culls tips from decades of her own gardening experience and from growers across North America to offer planting, care, and harvesting refreshers for every region and each vegetable.

8. The Flower Gardener’s Bible

Auteur: Lewis Hill

Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned florist, The Flower Gardener’s Bible is a useful resource that will help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful for years to come.

9. Let it Rot!

Auteur: Stu Campbell

In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.


10. Planting a New Perspective

Auteur: Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury are the leading international exponents of sustainable planting design. They are also nurserymen with decades worth of knowledge about plants and their habits. This book offers keen gardeners, garden designers and landscape architects a unique insight into how they combine these areas of expertise to create some of the world’s most memorable parks and gardens. They then demonstrate how this effect can be achieved on a smaller scale in domestic garden settings.

11. Gaia’s Garden

Auteur: Toby Hemenway

 As Hemenway demonstrates, itis fun and easy to create a ibackyard ecosystemi by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure Catching and conserving water in the landscape Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals Growing an edible iforesti that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once itis established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work thatis needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.

12. Vegetables Love Flowers

Auteur: Lisa Mason Ziegler

Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried and true technique!

Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden, but there’s more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers will walk you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate.

With the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive–and beautify your garden in the process.

13. Container Gardening for Beginners

Auteur: Lindsey Pylarinos

Lack of space to plant your favorite fruit trees, vegetables, and/or herbs should not prevent you from having a garden that will yield fresh produce for you and your family to enjoy. Most families that live in apartments, condominium units, or places that don’t offer a big enough space to create a regular garden turn to container gardening. Although a container garden has many similarities with a regular garden, you may need to exert some extra work in terms of proper care and maintenance. If you can choose the plants that blend well together, then your container garden can provide added aesthetic appeal to the interior of your home while providing fresh and organic produce on your table. Let’s face the truth; it is absurd to believe that commercially bought fruits, vegetables, and herbs are not without pesticides even if the store boasts that they only sell organic produce.

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14. Good Bug Bad Bug

Auteur: Jessica Walliser

An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike. The 2nd edition contains a number of color photographs not seen in the 1st edition and presents three new bad bugs to add to the rogues gallery of insect pests. Additional bad bugs to be found in the 2nd edition: The Grasshopper- which causes significant damage to the gardens of North America and can fly for miles. The Lygus Bug – another significant North American pest, doing great damage to fruits, berries, vegetables and flowers; especially prolific in the South. The Brown Marmoratted Stink Bug – a recent arrival from Asia that feeds on fruits, vegetables, berries and flowers, and has a nasty habit of invading our homes.

15. The Thoughtful Gardener

Auteur: Jinny Blom

“The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.’ Piet Oudolf

“Jinny’s genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none’ – Victoria, Lady Getty

A prolific designer, Jinny Blom embraces a wide variety of styles, from formal walled gardens to contemporary installations. What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world.

16. Drought-Resistant Planting

Auteur: Beth Chatto

The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on ‘possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England’ has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. At the outset she promised herself: ‘This garden was not to be irrigated in times of drought. Once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.’ The results, eloquently described by the author and beautifully portrayed in Steven Wooster’ s specially commissioned photographs taken through the seasons, testify to the triumphant outcome of the adventure. Showing how her principles can be applied on any scale, this book is an essential read for any gardener facing water shortages and poor soil. Rich with hard-won tips and expressed in Beth Chatto’ s matchless style, this is a gardening classic.

17. The Fruit Gardener’s Bible

Auteur: Edward C. Smith

Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.

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