The Polytunnel Book

Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round
Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781011109
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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DIV ‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine /div

The Polytunnel Book

Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round
Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711231702
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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The resurgence in home food production has generated a dramatic increase of interest in growing under cover. The season is far longer (year-round for salads and some vegetables) and you can grow exciting fruit and vegetables that aren't viable outdoors. Thanks to the polytunnel, covered growing is now available to all. And sales of polytunnels are burgeoning, as gardeners and allotment-holders realize that they could be growing more food (and more exotic food) on a smaller plot, whatever the weather outside is doing. The Polytunnel Book is the first comprehensive, practical illustrated guide to polytunnel gardening, for both beginners and experienced gardeners.

Build a Better Vegetable Garden

30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest
Author: Joyce Russell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238428
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure. From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you'll need and a relative skills rating. Accompanying each project are growing tips and specific crop advice to help you make the most of your crop. To be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own. Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.

Gardening Under Plastic

How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels
Author: Bernard Salt
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849942234
Category: Gardening
Page: 300
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Plastic materials have transformed gardening. Plastic gnomes, plastic hose, plastic cans, plastic tubs, plastic pots and now plastic protection in the form of low cost cloches, frames, mulches, fleece, Nets, windbreaks and polytunnels. The quality of plastic sheeting available for polytunnels can now give protection for year round cultivation even in cold, northern climates - greatly extending the Growing season. For gardens too small to Accommodate a complete polytunnel, cloches and cold frames can produce an abundance of plants and many hours of enjoyment. In Garden Under Plastic, Bernard Salt gives information on the practical use of polytunnels and other hardware, methods of cultivation for Flowers, fruit, vegetables and other crops, and potential problems from pests and diseases that may strike under these particular circumstances.

Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland

What to Grow and How to Grow It
Author: Kenneth Cox,Caroline Beaton
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781780275338
Category:
Page: 320
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GARDEN MEDIA GUILD PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2012 Fruit and vegetables have formed a fundamental part of the Scottish diet for thousands of years. This fascinating and practical book explores the history of fruit, vegetable and herb growing in Scotland, and provides a contemporary guide to the best techniques for growing produce, whether in a garden, allotment, patio or window box. Packed with hundreds of colour photographs, drawings and descriptive diagrams, this is a detailed and comprehensive bible for the gardener. In addition to advice on climate and soil conditions, it has contacts for organisations, specialist societies, nurseries and suppliers, as well as a detailed bibliography and list of useful websites.This is an essential reference book for anyone aiming to get the best possible results from their garden produce north of the border.

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies


Author: Geoff Stebbings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119992230
Category: Gardening
Page: 428
View: 6153

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Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce

Greenhouse Gardening

A Beginners Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Long
Author: Jason Johns
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539126195
Category: Greenhouses
Page: 158
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"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosign the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!

How to Store Your Garden Produce

The Key to Self-sufficiency
Author: Piers Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781410417817
Category: Cooking
Page: 301
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Describes storage and preservation techniques for home-grown garden produce.

Hot Beds

How to Grow Early Crops Using an Age-Old Technique
Author: Jack First
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857841063
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
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The ancient method of growing vegetables in hot beds, used by the Victorians and by the Romans, harnesses the natural process of decay to cultivate out-of-season crops. Jack First has revived and modernized this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops. This practical guide includes everything you need to know in order to use this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening system. Straightforward explanations and diagrams show how you too can grow early vegetables without fossil-fuel energy or elaborate equipment.

Grow Your Own Winter Food

How to Harvest, Store and Use Produce for the Winter Months
Author: Linda Gray
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847737069
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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The Blamed


Author: Emily Hourican
Publisher: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1473681103
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3079

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The compelling, thought-provoking new novel from bestselling author Emily Hourican. It was the best summer of Anna's life. The summer she fell in love. The summer she found out who she was, and felt for the first time the great, magnetic pull of life, and knew she could have all of it. But she was wrong -- and has been keeping a painful secret ever since. Now, fifteen years later, Anna is struggling to get through to her troubled daughter -- named Jessie in memory of Anna's best friend. While once they were close, now Jessie keeps her mother at a distance, her every word and action a mystery. Though, sometimes, Anna wonders if Jessie can see right through her. And when her daughter starts to ask questions about the past, and her namesake, Anna realises that the truth is threatening to escape and tip the delicate balance of their lives forever.

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427856
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 5125

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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

Allotment Through the Year


Author: Alan Buckingham
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140937548X
Category: Gardening
Page: 242
View: 1468

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Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub Get the most from your allotment all year round. For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world,this ebook tells you everything you need to know about how to get the most out of your allotment or garden. This ebook to gardening will ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round. Follow month-by-month, simple advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests. There's clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for excellent results making Allotment Through the Year an indispensable companion.

Sustainable Market Farming

Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
Author: Pam Dawling
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925121
Category: Gardening
Page: 456
View: 7437

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Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.

Emotional Resilience

How to safeguard your mental health
Author: Harry Barry
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 1409174581
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 5228

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THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER There are many challenges facing our mental health. We are living in the middle of an anxiety epidemic, depression is one of the most significant mental health issues of our time, self-harm is endemic amongst school children and technology and social media are insidiously and pervasively invading our lives leading to toxic stress. In this book, bestselling author and GP Dr Harry Barry reveals how you can unlock your inner emotional resilience reserves, deal with the challenges of life, and protect your mental health. He explores the key skills needed to transform your emotional capacity and reach your full potential. He covers: Personal skills teaching you how to deal with self-acceptance, perfectionism, frustration, failure and success, the physical symptoms of anxiety, procrastination, problem solving and catastrophising. Social skills such as how to develop and practice empathy, read social cues and how to deal with anxiety in social and performance situations. Life skills such as how to deal with the unfairness and discomfort of life, pragmatism and conflict resolution, how to develop a work/life balance and what to do when stress comes calling.

Living on One Acre Or Less

How to Produce All the Fruit, Veg, Meat, Fish and Eggs Your Family Needs
Author: Sally Morgan
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9780857843302
Category:
Page: 224
View: 5439

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You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some chickens, pigs or sheep. Sally Morgan takes the reader through the basics of a starting your own smallholding, including planning and setting up, growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens, pigs and sheep - all while making use of sustainable and organic principles. This inspirational book is perfect for anyone who aspires to take control of their food supply, or who wants to do more with the land they've got.

The Polytunnel Handbook


Author: Andy McKee,Mark Gatter
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9781900322454
Category: Gardening
Page: 125
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Growing Vegetables Under Cover

How to Lengthen Your Growing Season and Produce Bigger and Healthier Crops
Author: Paul Peacock
Publisher: How to Books
ISBN: 9781908974044
Category: Cloche gardening
Page: 256
View: 9811

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Growing your vegetables under cover means that you can grow plants more quickly and for longer, and produce bigger and better crops. You really can have delicious crops from your own plants all year round. The poly tunnel has revolutionised modern undercover gardening, making it possible for everyone to produce specimen plants and varieties.

Vegetables and Herbs for the Greenhouse and Polytunnel


Author: Klaus Laitenberger
Publisher: Elliot Right Way Books
ISBN: 9780716023425
Category: Greenhouse gardening
Page: 304
View: 3585

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With our unpredictable weather, there's never been a better time to cultivate vegetables under shelter. An experienced grower, Klaus Laitenberger shows how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year. He gives full details of sowing, planting, spacing and harvesting for all our best-loved herbs and vegetables, as well as introducing exotic newcomers such as pepino and yacon.