All the info you need to be a better gardener, whether you’re just starting out or needing to brush up on your skills. You don’t have to have a green thumb to have a healthy thriving garden! Inside The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening, you’ll learn: Skills and Techniques: Valuable expert guide to developing new gardens and taking care of those you already have Getting Started: How to choose healthy plants and build productive soil Garden Care: Easy-to-follow, time-saving methods and the least toxic disease & pest controls Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs: Advice on growing, propagating, and caring for flowers in containers and the garden, with plant encyclopedias Roses: How to select, grow, and prune healthy roses, as well as control pests & diseases Ground Covers, Trees, Shrubs: Fundamentals on planting, growing, and maintaining, plus detailed plant directories Vegetables and Herbs: Introduction to growing and care, including informative directories Specialty Gardens: Basics on creating water gardens, butterfly gardens, and gardens for birds Few pastimes are as rewarding as gardening. With a little bit of ground and a few seeds or plants, anyone can be a gardener, and almost any collection of plants can be a garden. Gardening can be a refreshingly simple activity in an increasingly complex world. But you’ll have greater success and more fun if you start with an understanding of basic gardening practices. The techniques in this book are easy to follow and suitable for all gardeners—from beginners to advanced. Ecologically friendly methods are included so that you can create a garden that eventually helps to sustain itself. The tools and materials you’ll need are included with each step-by-step project, and each is rated for difficulty. With well over three hundred photos and illustrations to guide you through each step of the process, this is your essential starter’s guide to beginning gardening!
A Beginners Guide to Herb Gardens - Herb Gardening in Your Home Table of Contents Introduction Which Herbs To Grow Where Do You Grow Herbs? Best Soil for Herbs. Planning Your Garden Chessboard Garden Propagation of Herbs Growing through Cuttings. Test – Have Roots Been Formed Herb Plant Division. Plant maintenance Harvesting Your Plants. Root Plants. Whole Plant Harvesting Leaves Harvesting. Herbal Harvesting Flowers Harvesting Seed Harvesting Drying Your Herbs. Herb Storing Using Herbs Herbal tips Bouquet Garni Omelette aux herbes fines Making Herb Tea Conclusion Author Bio Introduction I have already written about how to make a herb garden in another gardening book- How to make a Herb Garden – in our Gardening series, but the gardener cum herbalist is going to get an even more extensive knowledge about how to make a full-fledged herbal garden in this book. Perfumes, juices, oils and other products extracted from seeds, leaves, shoots, and bark of the herbs have been used since the earliest times in religious ceremonies, and in cooking. Magicians used them in making mysterious potions to impress the credulous public. Herb essential oils along with parts of herbs have long been in use down the millenniums to make natural beauty products. The oracles of Delphi were women who had been “intoxicated” on fumes of deadly nightshade, which would make them hallucinate. And then with bay leaves in their mouths-these leaves were considered sacred to Apollo – they used to predict the future. No wonder not many could understand them or interpret their sayings. So each hearer chose the one which suited his requirements the best, and believed the Gods had spoken. Today, these herbs are usually grown for their great value in cooking. That is why it is well worth finding a small place for herbs in any garden. The 21st century world is also slowly and steadily getting back to the idea that the herbal remedies, which were used in alternative medicine in ancient civilizations of the East and West had curative properties. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Chinese, Mayans, Aztecs, Greek and other knowledgeable people all over the world used these herbs, and derived all the healthy benefits of them as often as they could.
The esthetic appeal of having plants inside your house is the reason the majority of people decide to start gardening indoors. Whether you have researched and planned on them or not, there are additional benefits that are derived when a green space is created inside you house. In this ebook, you'll find helpful tips on: Advantages and Disadvantages of Indoor Gardens Little Known Facts About Indoor Gardens - And Why They Matter 6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Indoor Gardens And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Do you like gardening? Do you like the idea of growing herbs at home? Do you want to start an herb garden at home, but don't know where to start? If yes, "Growing Herbs: A Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening at Home" is the perfect book for you.You don't need a green thumb to start gardening. If you have never tried your hand at gardening, it can seem intimidating. However, as with anything else in life, a little planning and preparation are needed. The first step to start gardening is to learn more about it. Irrespective of whether it is the balcony, terrace, or even the windowsill, you can create your little corner of paradise with an herb garden.
Gardening essentials for absolute beginners Are you surrounded by weeds? Is your lawn forlorn? Are your bushes beyond help? Fear not! How To Garden When You're New To Gardening shows you the basics to get your green space under control and keep it that way. With the expertise of the RHS, you'll find simple step-by-step instructions, with clear images to help you create your dream garden, no matter the size and scale. Grow tomatoes, make a hanging basket, cut back your bushes and prune your roses - simply, practically and efficiently - no knowledge of Latin required! The perfect housewarming gift for new garden owners - this refreshingly accessible book will help the gardening novice master and enjoy their precious patch of land.
Add a touch of green to your office, bookshelf, coffee table or dorm room with these adorable mini ecosystems! A Beginner's Guide to Terrariums shows you how to create your own glass container gardens with easy-to-understand instructions and over 230 inspiring lifestyle photos. With this guide you'll learn all the basics, including how to: Decorate using a variety of plants Combine plants, rocks and other objects to achieve just the right look Choose the right container for your plants Care for a variety of plants, including low-maintenance ones like succulents, air plants and mosses This book includes 51 projects that teach you how to create a wide variety of terrariums—from open-air containers, like bowls, to jars and hanging decorations. No matter how you choose to display them, terrariums are a whimsical, easy and inexpensive addition to your home.
A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Garden Gardening Tips, Techniques and Systems for planting the right herbs, Shrubs and Trees in Your Sustainable Garden Table of Contents Introduction First Season, When to Plant? Planning Your Border Herbaceous Borders Bedding Plants Choosing Your Plants Color Combinations Mistakes Beginners Make What Is with All Those Names Planting Techniques Herbaceous Border Plants Restocking your Herbaceous Garden Propagation Methods How to Do Root Division Should you Try Raising Seedlings from Seeds? Propagation through Cuttings Layering Conclusion Author Bio Introduction Now that you have decided to make your own garden, the first instinct is, “but I have never made a garden before. How do I set about planting it?” Do not worry; this has been the problem of gardeners down the millenniums. Once they know that they are going to take up with the effort of gardening, their enthusiasm soon leads them to dream of flowering hedges, shrubs, herbs and trees blooming in their garden throughout the year. The first season of your new garden is going to be the most important one, making the difference between whether you have it in you to maintain a garden, or whether you are going to think, “no, gardening is definitely not my forte, it takes too much of effort and time which I can ill afford.” If you have that mental outlook, you may as well stop reading this book now. If you are still reading it, then you are going to get important tips, techniques, and points which you need to keep in mind when planting your brand-new garden in its first season.
A Beginner’s Guide to City Gardening Sustainable and Organic Gardening In Limited Space Table of Contents Introduction Planning Out Your City Garden Situation and Shape Drainage and Soil Choice and Supply of Plants Tools Tool Maintenance Fertilizers Nutrients for the Soil Annual Digging Compost Heaps Garden Waste Why Compost Making a Compost Pit Manuring the Garden Watering Maintaining an Established Garden Conclusion Author Bio Introduction What do I mean by city gardening, you may ask? There was a time, when people had large open areas just outside their door steps in the town, or in the “country”, and all they had to do was fence it off and try to tame it. But as more and more people started migrating to cities, the available space for gardening began to be lessened. That was because concrete jungles came up, where once we had green fields. Suburbs on the outskirts of cities still had lots of land where gardens could grow, but for all those living uptown downtown and Midtown in Flats or in closed blocks, limited spaces and detached and semi-detached houses, one had to make do with imaginative and constructive ideas, with which they could still be in touch with greenery around them. Boxes and plant containers on windowsills have been a part of city gardening. You as a city gardener know that you have just limited resources in terms of space. That is why you have been to know how to adapt these limited resources to gain the satisfactory end you desire – that to have a garden in your house, or just outside your window sill, or in a room, or in your backyard. People are afraid to experiment in looking at all the options open to them, when they want to make a city garden in limited space. So they keep to potted geraniums, some sad looking chrysanthemums and other seasonal flowering plants, and possibly a little creeper. On the other hand, if you have been brought up in the country, and have spent a major portion of your life surrounded by plants, it is possible that you are instinctively going to have a knowledge of plants and their needs. And you are going to bring this knowledge along with you to the city. This knowledge does not come innately – you need to be surrounded by gardeners. Also, trial and error on your part and advice from experienced experts who in their time have tried and erred and then imparted that knowledge to you for your benefit, is going to help you make a really nice city garden. This book is for all those beginners who are dreaming of their own garden in which to relax and also for experienced gardeners, who want some extra tips and techniques with which they can improve their gardens.
The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor and Miniature Gardens Understanding Indoor Gardens, Moss Gardens, Miniature Gardens and Gardens in a Bottle Table of Contents Introduction Necessary Tools for Bottle Gardening Best Plants for Bottle Gardening. Small Plant Gardens Pot et Fleur Making A Moss Garden Knowing More about Moss. Growing Plants from Pips Exotic gardening – Pineapple Tops Miniature Gardens Trees Other Popular Tiny Plants Taking Care of Your Miniature Garden Bulbs for Your Garden Selecting the Right Bulbs Planting Your Bulbs. Planting Hyacinth and Crocus Corms Bulb Fiber – Tips Newspaper Compost “Plunging” Bulbs. Growing Bulbs on Water. Methods of Water Cultivation. Bulb Failure Best Bulbs Choices Conclusion Author Bio Introduction The first time I saw a miniature garden growing in a bottle, my immediate response was “but how did the plants get into the bottle?” Naturally, this amused the gardener very much, and for those people who are not into the secret of how the plants got into the bottle, this feat can only be on par with how did a model ship get into the bottle! A garden in a bottle has about the same sort of fascination and requires almost that same amount offered dexterity and ingenuity to construct as a ship in the bottle. It is also going to need a lot of patience, because after all, you are gardening in limited space. But once your water garden is established, it can be left for months without attention. In many cases, depending on your plans, it may also not need watering. So for all those people who have been really fascinated with this conversation piece, when you see people surrounding a glass bottle with beautiful plants growing in it, here is the beginner’s guide to indoor gardening in a bottle. More than 200 years ago, a London physician named that Nathaniel Ward discovered that mosses, as well as ferns, which never grew satisfactorily in a city full of industrial fumes flourished if they were grown in the protection of a glass sided case. Thanks to his experiments, bottle Gardens developed in Europe, and since then, they have been the rage all over the world for people who are strapped for place, are looking for a new hobby, and also want to achieve something wonderful. You can use any large bottle. But the bottle has to be made of glass! Carboy glass bottles are normally made for brewing beer, so if you can get them cheap at a nursery nearby, please do so. A 5 gallon carboy bottle is going for around USD 48 on eBay USA, but as my gardening books always suggest, follow and advocate minimum of expense and minimum of fuss, you may want to spend some time asking around in your circle of friends and neighbors for large glass bottles, which is they can spare you. I have seen some of these bottles kept away in garages, because once upon a time, they were used and the owner does not have any use for them at the moment. He may not want them for another 20 years, either. Please do buy the bottles from your friends! Otherwise, a long-lasting friendship can get into jeopardy, when carelessly spoken words of half jesting “Well, he borrowed that bottle from me and what a mess he has made in it.” could cause subconscious rancor and ill will. That is of course if he is not interested in gardening! If he is a gardener, he is going to demand his bottle back – along with your bottle garden, - five years down the line! You may want to tell him the purpose for this gardening experiment. It is possible he may also want to give you some suggestions about plants based on his experience.
Companion planting is the strategic placement of plants in close proximity so that the plants can help one another out. It allows you to maximize the use of space while taking advantage of the natural abilities of each plant. This guide to companion gardening covers the following topics: What companion planting is and how it can benefit you. How good companion plants are discovered. Organic gardening and companion planting. Companion planting strategies. Allelopathy: The chemical abilities of plants. Beneficial insects in the garden and how to draw them in. How to repel pest insects. Planning your garden using companion planting. Companion planting information on more than 70 fruits, vegetables and herbs, including good and bad neighbors. This book provides a strong basis for those looking to learn companion planting and is guaranteed to be a reference guide you turn to time and time again when looking for companion plants to grow in your garden. Buy this book now and get started growing a bigger and better garden through companion gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING TIPS & GUIDES FOR BEGINNERS Organic gardening isn't as difficult as many first-time gardeners believe. It is true that an organic garden requires a little more work and more attention than a regular garden. However, with the right guidance, you'll soon realize it's not nearly as difficult as you thought. This guide will walk you through the fundamental steps required to get started. In this book you will learn: 1) ORGANIC GARDENING CONCEPT 2) WHY YOU SHOULD GROW ORGANICALLY 3) ORGANIC GARDENING SUPPLIES 4) DECIDING WHAT TO GROW 5) PLANTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN 6) MAKING YOUR GARDEN GROW SUCCESSFULLY 7) HOW TO HANDLE YOUR ORGANIC VEGETABLES 8) HOW TO HARVEST ORGANIC VEGETABLES 9) HOW TO STORE YOUR ORGANIC VEGETABLES These and more are what you will learn from this highly informative book. Planting your own organic vegetable garden at home would undoubtedly save you money, as organic vegetables are fairly costly in supermarkets. If you have any extra stocks when it's time to harvest them, you may either give them to your neighbors or sell them at the local market for a profit, which isn't terrible given that you didn't spend a lot of money on this investment. Read this book attentively, follow the tips and guide as instructed, and you will be on your way to a successful organic gardening experience.
Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables at home? Do you want to control the food that goes into your body? Have you always wondered if there was a way to reduce your dependency on supermarkets, but did not know how to get started? If you answered yes to these questions, you have come to the right place. Growing your own garden is a rewarding experience that is both appetizing and affordable. As a beginner, however, it becomes difficult to weed through numerous resources to identify the best methods to use to set up a garden. Regardless of whether you are new to gardening or want to save costs, this book has all the information you need. The book provides you with easy steps to follow to help you sustain and grow your own vegetable garden. The book will provide you with the basic steps you must follow to start your own garden. It provides tips and tricks you can use to help you choose between a raised bed and an in-ground garden. The information in the book also helps you develop a plan for your garden. Over the course of this book you will learn about: ● Why should you grow vegetables at home?● What are organic vegetables?● What do you need for your garden?● What layout should you use in your garden? ● Reasons to use raised beds● What plants should you grow?● The steps to follow to plant in your garden ● What to keep in mind while growing vegetables and herbs● Common mistakes to avoid and much more!This book has all the information you need to become a vegetable gardening expert. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy and get started learning to grow your own food.