Eat your vegetables — and plant them too!
Plant the pits, roots, shoots, and seeds of almonds, anise, avocadoes, beans, celery, citrus, dates, fennel, figs, gingerroot, kiwi, mango, mustard, papya, peanuts, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, sesame, squash, turnip, tropical guava...and more!
You an also have houseplant fun with fruits, nuts, herbs, and spices. Fron the common carrot to the exotic cherimoya, dozens of foods have pits, seeds, and roots waiting to be rescued from the compost bin and brought back to life on your windowsill. Planted and nurtured, the shiny pomegranate seeds left over from breakfast, and the neglected piece of gingerroot in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants — kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany.
Frugal gardening, fantastic results! Rhonda Massingham Hart provides practical, time-tested tips that stretch your dollar even as they yield beautiful, bountiful plants. From starting seeds to preserving produce, from composting to conserving water, Hart’s advice ensures that readers don’t waste time or money. The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb covers everything you want to grow, indoors and out, including vegetables, flowers, houseplants, and landscape foliage. Perfect for every frugal gardener, from beginners to experts.
A beautiful, enduring stone wall — yours with a pile of rocks, a few tools, and this book full of techniques, plans, illustrations, and photographs.
Let it rot!
Stop bagging leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps. It’s easy to turn household waste into the gardener’s gold: compost.
Hundreds of time-saving tips and routines allow gardeners to produce better vegetables and herbs with less work and more pleasure.
Nothing tastes better than herbs fresh from the garden. Discover how easy and rewarding it is to grow your own! Simple instructions, tempting recipes, and beautiful full-color photographs by Saxon Holt will inspire you to grow, harvest, preserve, and cook with 26 of the most popular kitchen herbs, including basil, chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and tarragon. A great gift for any herb lover.
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. This classic companion-gardening guide shows you how to use the native attributes of vegetables to create a naturally bountiful garden. Learn which plants nourish the soil, which repel pests, which encourage each other, and which just don’t get along.
Dealing with unwanted deer is frustrating and challenging for even the most patient of gardeners and homeowners. Which repellents work, and which ones don’t? How long do they last? Which plants are truly deerproof? What kinds of health risks do deer really pose? In this completely updated and revised edition of her popular book, Rhonda Massingham Hart shares the results of her research on deer behavior and food preferences, as well as her hands-on experience in successfully combatting deer, from choosing the best fence to planting the most deer-detested plants.
Deerproofing Your Yard and Garden is the best defense against unwanted deer, and an investment that is sure to pay off in protecting your landscape.
Working with nature to reduce the presence of garden pests, Barbara Pleasant shows how to produce bountiful, environmentally safe, and chemical-free gardens.
The antidote for the 50 most common plant diseases, with information on what they look like, where they occur, what they do to the plant, and how to control them organically.