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Great Garden Companions

Author : Sally Jean Cunningham
ISBN : 0875968473
Genre : Gardening
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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

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Author : Louise Riotte
ISBN : 9781603423960
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Soil Mates

Author : Sara Alway
ISBN : 9781594747434
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 73. 42 MB
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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

Author : Geoff M. Gurr
ISBN : 9781118231852
Genre : Science
File Size : 69. 98 MB
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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.

Roses Love Garlic

Author : Louise Riotte
ISBN : 9781612121871
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Weedless Gardening

Author : Lee Reich
ISBN : 9780761172024
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions

Author : Cheryl Long
ISBN : UCSC:32106018507811
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Week By Week Vegetable Gardener S Handbook

Author : Jennifer Kujawski
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Genre : Gardening
File Size : 29. 71 MB
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Knowing exactly when to start vegetable seeds indoors, transplant them into the ground, pinch off the blossoms, and pick for peak flavor is the secret to enjoying bountiful harvests all through the season. In Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook, authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski eliminate the guesswork with weekly to-do lists that break gardening down into easily manageable tasks. Suitable for all gardening zones, the book offers easy instructions for setting up a perfectly personalized schedule based on your last frost date. Whether you're wondering when to plant strawberries, check for tomato hornworm, or harvest carrots, you'll see at a glance exactly when and how to do it, for the biggest yields and the best vegetable-growing experiences ever.

The Intelligent Gardener

Author : Steve Solomon
ISBN : 9781550925135
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40. 92 MB
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Beyond organic-- a practical guide to nutrient-dense food.

The Handy Garden Answer Book

Author : Karen Troshynski-Thomas
ISBN : 1578590671
Genre : Gardening
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