The self-sufficiency expert and backyard gardening author presents a comprehensive guide to growing bountiful harvests without bountiful land. With his Backyard Renaissance Collection of how-to guides, Caleb Warnock has been helping people rediscover the simple pleasures of self-reliance. In Tiny Garden, Huge Harvest, Warnock demonstrates how a small garden plot or container garden can produce huge volumes of fresh food. The secret to a productive garden is using the right varieties of heirloom vegetables. From choosing the right seeds to maximizing your crops, Warnock provides step-by-step directions for designing, planting, and harvesting a tiny garden for big harvests that can really feed your family.
Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.
Create your dream garden, no matter how small your space - now available in PDF If you've always wanted to grow beautiful plants and tasty fruit and veg, but don't feel you have the space, Small Space Big Ideas can show you how. Whether you have a tiny studio flat or just a bit of balcony space, you can grow a beautiful small garden, from nothing more than a window box, step, staircase, wall, porch or patio. Small Space Big Ideas is full of small garden ideas to inspire you to make creative use of every possible growing space in your home- and find some you never knew existed! 40 step-by-step projects draw on inexpensive upcycling ideas and home-made style with useful techniques for small space gardening, such as installing water systems and outdoor electricity. You'll be guided through how to assess your small garden site and how to cope with growing conditions associated with small gardens. Beautiful projects such as prairie-style balcony planting and exotic hanging baskets will brighten up your home and if you want to be part of the grow-your-own trend there are projects for edibles, such as summer salads from your windowsill and herbs on your staircase. Small Space Big Ideas is perfect for anyone looking to add a little bit of Eden to their patio, balcony garden, hanging baskets, roof garden or vertical garden.
The perennial classic—one of the bestselling gardening books of all time and the companion to the TV series of the same name. Full of useful tips and practical garden wisdom, this straightforward guide shows you everything you need to know to grow a more bountiful harvest with less work. Stressing the utility of raised beds and wide rows, gardening expert Dick Raymond shares his time-tested techniques for preparing the soil, starting plants, and controlling weeds. With helpful photographs, clear charts, and profiles of reliable garden vegetables, Joy of Gardening will inspire you to grow your best crop ever. “Considered by many readers to be the best of the gardening books out there.” —Lake News Online
The Alternative Kitchen Garden is an evolving idea of what a kitchen garden could be in the twenty-first century: organic, environmentally sustainable, resilient, and about localizing at least some of our food production. It's also a place not only for learning and practicing growing skills but also for enjoying ourselves and having fun. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is the ideal companion for anyone getting dirt under their fingernails for the first time and full of fascinating ideas and experiments for the adventurous gardener. A self-confessed "cyber geek," Emma documents the transformation of her "ropey old lawn with potholes and brambles" into a fertile and abundant permaculture plot via Internet radio and a popular blog site. Eight years of her postings and stories have been collected in here, illustrated with beautiful color photographs and arranged into easily accessible alphabetical order. The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A-Z covers subjects as diverse as growing achocha (a forgotten Incan crop) to zucchinis. Emma's style, is light and friendly, yet at the same time informative and based on personal experience--you feel you could actually be sitting in the garden chatting face to face as she shares her knowledge and experience.
If you grew up in the country, you may have once or twice seen a turtle perched atop a fence post. The first thought to cross your mind upon seeing this unusual sight would probably be that the turtle did not get on top of that fence post by itself; it had help. This analogy is meant to represent just that - something accomplished that would not normally be possible without the assistance of someone or something more capable. That is the message of this book: how to accomplish more with less; how to go higher financially (and in other areas of life) than your talents and abilities would otherwise take you; how to position yourself to be propelled by God Himself to heights you may have never thought possible; and why God wants to prosper the people who attend their ears to His methods. Andrew G. Robbins has been in different facets of ministry since 1993, mostly in the areas of worship and teaching. An active writer, Mr. Robbins has authored numerous books, articles, and blogs. For the last two decades he has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In January 2010, Andrew and his wife, Donna, launched Blessed Life Fellowship (www.BlessedLifeFellowship.org), a church and ministry devoted to teaching God's people about the goodness of God and His Kingdom principles for living and experiencing God's abundance. Andrew and Donna reside in central Indiana and have three children - Hannah, Luke, and Drew.
There is something uplifting about having butterflies in your flowerbeds, frogs in your water feature and birds in your bushes, and knowing they're there because of you. Rich in detail and accessible in style, Gardening for Wildlife is the crucial companion to novices and expert gardeners alike. Adrian Thomas dispels myths and offers new insights and ideas, helping everyone understand what to do so gardens, large or small, can become ideal homes for wildlife. Building on the success of the award-winning first edition, this expanded and updated edition reflects the latest research and developments in nature-friendly gardening. The book serves as an expert guide to the practical aspects of this rewarding pastime and educates readers about the ecological principles involved, while exploding commonly held misconceptions that often deter people from pursuing a kinder approach to gardening. Adrian Thomas provides a detailed guide to the many and varied species that can contribute to a natural and healthy garden. Practical sections help you create entire habitats, such as woodland and meadow gardens, in your garden. And the massively expanded catalogue of the top 500 best garden flowers, shrubs and trees for wildlife, now includes colour photos of every species. If you love wildlife and want to encourage more to visit your garden, this inspirational book will help you sow the seeds and reap the rewards.
A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
Adapted from the 2-million-copy U.S. bestseller All New Square Foot Gardening, this new edition brings the proven principles, easy system and guaranteed outcomes to British gardeners. Thoroughly redesigned and converted to the metric system, plant selections have been adjusted for British and Northern European climates and growing seasons. The language has been Anglicized to communicate in a precise and natural way with British gardeners, while still retaining the inspirational 'can-do' attitude that has made Mel Bartholomew such a gardening phenomenon in his home country. Particularly suited for beginners, or those with poor soil, this is the perfect system for getting huge yields in a small space.