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The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual

The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781604694147
Release 2014
Pages 256
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Describes the necessary tools and techniques to build and maintain a greenhouse, explaining how to select the right one and how to create a healthy environment, and offers profiles and complete growing information for hundreds of flowers, vegetables and ornamental plants. Original.



The Greenhouse Gardener

The Greenhouse Gardener Author Anne Swithinbank
ISBN-10 0711233365
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 192
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A greenhouse can be a garden's greatest asset: its nucleus and powerhouse. There are many ways of using it and a gardener can adopt one or all of them. In spring, you can start young plants from seed; raise tender perennials to fill gaps in the garden; give young vegetable plants a head start; sow early lettuce while the soil is too sticky to work outdoors. During spring and summer, you can raise greenhouse crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and chillis. You'll be able to overwinter tender plants such as bananas and cannas. And the greenhouse can be a showcase full of beautiful, unusual and exotic plants. Trained at Kew and for many years Glasshouse Supervisor at the RHS Garden at Wisley, Anne Swithinbank is the expert on greenhouse gardening, and in this book she comprehensively describes the techniques that will allow you to greatly expand the growing capabilities of your garden.



Greenhouse Gardener s Companion

Greenhouse Gardener s Companion Author Shane Smith
ISBN-10 1555914500
Release 2000
Pages 497
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This comprehensive book covers everything you need to know to establish a charming and productive greenhouse.



The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook Author Andrew Mefferd
ISBN-10 9781603586375
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 288
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Best practices for the eight most profitable crops Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.



The Winter Harvest Handbook

The Winter Harvest Handbook Author Eliot Coleman
ISBN-10 9781603582100
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 264
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Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine. Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses. Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm. His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”



The Greenhouse Expert

The Greenhouse Expert Author D. G. Hessayon
ISBN-10 9780903505406
Release 1994
Pages 128
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Provides instructions for installing and equiping greenhouses and discusses plants suited for growing under glass, the care of both the plants and the equipment, diseases and pests that can infect greenhouses, and related topics



The New Organic Grower

The New Organic Grower Author Eliot Coleman
ISBN-10 9781603580144
Release 1995-10-01
Pages 340
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With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.



Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening

Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening Author Inger Palmstierna
ISBN-10 9781629149714
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 192
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“A garden should be easy and fun to care for—don’t complicate things unnecessarily.” This is the slogan of author Inger Palmstierna. In Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening, she helps readers find the joy of cultivating in their very own greenhouses. Palmstierna is a gardening authority with vast knowledge on everything that grows. With infectious enthusiasm, this garden writer and horticulturist explains how to cultivate a successful garden or orchard. The greenhouse is the place where green thumbs are realized and your imagination can run wild. Palmstierna believes: “The greenhouse provides opportunities, but does not demand.” Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening is an accessible book with many beautiful pictures and practical instructions. The topics covered include: • Building and decorating your own greenhouse • Training seedlings and early plant development • How to sow, grow, and winter plants • How to harvest vegetables and herbs • How to cultivate summer flowers for planting • And more! In addition to providing a garden year-round, the greenhouse can also be a beautiful addition to your yard and can be customized to match your tastes. You’ll learn the basics on what to consider when buying, laying the foundations for, and decorating your greenhouse—as well as how to plan and use one. Soon after you’ll be ready to explore the many types of vegetables and flowering plants that thrive in greenhouses. So get ready to enjoy fresh vegetables and flowers year-round!



Collins Complete Garden Manual

Collins Complete Garden Manual Author David Stevens
ISBN-10 0004140109
Release 1998
Pages 336
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Part I: Garden Planning and Design David Stevens Includes complete garden plans, garden features, design advice for problem sites, plant selector charts. Part II: Choosing Plants Anne Swithinbank Includes ornamental trees, shrubs for flower and foliage, climbing plants, roses, conifers, garden flowers, alpines and rock plants, water plants, plants for containers, houseplant guide, greenhouse and conservatory plant guide, wildlife gardening, children’s gardening. Part II: Gardening in Practice Sue Phillips Includes choosing tools for every task, guide to garden soil, guide to feeding plants, guide to lawn care, the flower garden, greenhouse gardening guide, water gardens, guide to pruning, growing in containers, watering, how to raise new plants, composting, problem-solving, pests & termites. Part IV: The Kitchen Garden Planner Andi Clevely Includes herbs, vegetables, fruit, variety guides. Part V: Gardener’s Calendar (Optional) Adam Pasco Includes month-by-month guide, plants of the month, at-a-glance garden care calendars.



How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781612122601
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 256
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.



The Forest Garden Greenhouse

The Forest Garden Greenhouse Author Jerome Osentowski
ISBN-10 9781603584265
Release 2015-10
Pages 384
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With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the “climate battery”—a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night—that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.



The New Seed Starter s Handbook

The New Seed Starter s Handbook Author Nancy Bubel
ISBN-10 0878577521
Release 1988-02-15
Pages 385
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Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden



The New Organic Grower s Four season Harvest

The New Organic Grower s Four season Harvest Author Eliot Coleman
ISBN-10 0930031571
Release 1992
Pages 212
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How to produce fresh, delicious, healthy good from your home garden year-round.



Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden Greenhouse Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden  Greenhouse Gardening Author Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN-10 9781448142224
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 128
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The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.



How to Garden Instant Colour

How to Garden   Instant Colour Author Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN-10 9781849902199
Release 2012-03
Pages 96
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Create an explosion of color in the garden that will evolve month by month to bring interest and excitement throughout the year There's no quicker way to add a splash of color to the garden than to plant annuals and biennials that can be moved around throughout the year to suit the overall scheme as it evolves. This guide explains how to add perennials, bulbs, and small shrubs to these traditional bedding plants, which will bring the garden bursting into life, and fill any gaps with stunning flowers. As well as offering design tips for color, texture, scent, and form, it provides ideas for container schemes, explains how to plant up pots and beds and how to propagate new plants from old, and offers a directory of recommended plants.



Ball Perennial Manual

Ball Perennial Manual Author Jim Nau
ISBN-10 1883052106
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 487
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USDA plant hardiness zone map, including Alaska and Hawaii -- p.454-455.



Greenhouse for Beginners

Greenhouse for Beginners Author Paul Morgan
ISBN-10 1514114992
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 28
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From the Gardening & Home Author, Paul Morgan, comes Greenhouse For Beginners: 9 Steps In Getting The Most Out Of Your Green House Plants. This book will improve your creativity, gardening skills, and expand your repertoire of gardening capabilities. If you are struggling with creative ideas... If you want to show off your garden... Or if the idea of receiving helpful tips and ideas to improve your garden or home appeals to you... THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! This book provides you with a step-by-step guide to improve, expand, and diversify your garden or home! Are you ready to experience gardening at a whole new level? Then check out this book NOW!