The Ultimate Guide to Soil

The Ultimate Guide to Soil Author Anna Hess
ISBN-10
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 296
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Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you. The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, you’ll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops. Don’t forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and don’t match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you! This ebook includes the complete text of Personality Tests for Your Soil, Small-Scale No-Till Gardening Basics, Balancing Soil Nutrients and Acidity, and Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden.



Personality Tests For Your Soil

Personality Tests For Your Soil Author Anna Hess
ISBN-10
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 69
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Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or even in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is the perfect fit for you. This first volume in the series walks new and experienced gardeners through fun and easy personality tests for their soil. You'll measure carrots, play with mud pies, and assess your weeds to get a big-picture idea of what's right or wrong with your dirt. Then follow Hess's tips to figure out which professional soil tests --- if any --- are necessary to bring your garden to the next level of ecosystem health. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!



Small Scale No Till Gardening Basics

Small Scale No Till Gardening Basics Author Anna Hess
ISBN-10
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 47
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Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or even in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you've ever been envious of your neighbor's dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is the perfect fit for you. This second volume in the series walks new and experienced gardeners through turning a good garden into a great garden using no-till techniques. Learn to create a vegetable plot from scratch without heavy machinery. Deal with common soil problems like waterlogging, excessive drainage, compaction, and urban subsoil. Then take your skill set to the next level with labor-saving techniques like solarization and spot kill mulches. Finally, the last chapter in this ebook expands your reach beyond the traditional garden and into containers and aquaponics. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!



The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 9781510702127
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 344
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A beautiful, comprehensive guide to going green and living sustainably. Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending ecology, organic agriculture, green home design, appropriate technology, and biology can be confusing and overwhelming, but The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living simplifies this vast field for practical application. This is a hands-on guide, taking the beginner through each step of the design process, so that anyone can apply permaculture principles to his or her life. While the principles are simple, the in-depth topics cover every aspect of permaculture, including: • building green homes and passive solar design • growing edible plant communities and forest gardens • using no-till and natural farming methods • creating microclimates for extended growing seasons • raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques This is a common-sense approach to sustainable living that creates a self-sufficient and low-effort home for the people that live there, whether in the city or the country. The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living isn’t a philosophy book or a dissertation on theory. It is a step-by-step, complete guide to every aspect of permaculture.



Hydroponics

Hydroponics Author Jonathon Cardone
ISBN-10 1508941505
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 28
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Hydroponics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hydroponics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hydroponics book for free.



The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

The Grow Your Own Food Handbook Author Monte Burch
ISBN-10 9781628739794
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 272
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Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits. Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof-top gardening into a great and healthy food source. And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless! The Grow Your Own Food Handbook informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family. Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing. Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.



Modern Poultry Keeping

Modern Poultry Keeping Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924069773806
Release 1954-07
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The Cottage Gardener A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy

The Cottage Gardener  A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy Author George W. Johnson
ISBN-10 LOC:00026915351
Release 1850
Pages
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The Cottage Gardener A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Cottage Gardener A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Cottage Gardener A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy book for free.



The Profitable Culture of Vegetables for Market gardeners

The Profitable Culture of Vegetables for Market gardeners Author Thomas Smith
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924003309121
Release 1954
Pages 318
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The Profitable Culture of Vegetables for Market gardeners has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Profitable Culture of Vegetables for Market gardeners also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Profitable Culture of Vegetables for Market gardeners book for free.



Topiary Plant Sculpture

Topiary   Plant Sculpture Author David Carr
ISBN-10 185223881X
Release 1995
Pages 142
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Topiary is the art of clipping shrubs into ornamental forms. Almost any shape can be created - from birds to battleships. This is a complete guide for those new to topiary, with practical and easy-to-follow instruction on tools, design and preparation, training and pruning. It includes many ideas for archways, box hedges, cubes and pyramids, wall sculptures and a range of animals, and it also provides a listing of suitable shrubs. The illustrations include many step-by-step drawings.



Gardening Illustrated

Gardening Illustrated Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2617475
Release 1884
Pages
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Gardeners Chronicle Gardening Illustrated

Gardeners Chronicle   Gardening Illustrated Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X001748559
Release 1961
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Green Guide

Green Guide Author Editors of Green Guide
ISBN-10 9781426203398
Release 2008-06-10
Pages 448
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Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family—and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living. Presented in concise, information-packed chapters, this up-to-the-minute resource touches on every aspect of our lives, from grocery shopping to housecleaning to work, travel, and investing—enabling consumers to make informed decisions and simple changes that impact the planet in big ways. Easy-to-follow information and hundreds of fascinating sidebars, fact boxes, and other key elements recommend how you can replace unhealthy and environmentally damaging practices and products with more wholesome, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. Neither scholarly nor scare-mongering in tone, the lively text has been written in partnership with a board of noted experts—offering readers the most authoritative, engaging, comprehensive, and in-depth reference of its kind. Created by two of the strongest brands in conservation and the environment, and drawn from more than ten years of reputable coverage in The Green Guide newsletter, on-line and in print, this comprehensive resource is destined to become a must-have for millions of families and the first name in household reference books in this up-and-coming category.



The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00336857X
Release 1921
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Gardening

Gardening Author
ISBN-10 0201108666
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 431
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Der Gro e Weg hat kein Tor

Der Gro  e Weg hat kein Tor Author Masanobu Fukuoka
ISBN-10 3895662062
Release 2013
Pages 174
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Remineralize the Earth

Remineralize the Earth Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924085777500
Release 1991
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