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

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.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung


Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831018222
Category:
Page: 256
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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

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!

The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Building and Maintaining Healthy Soil * Wise Watering * Pest Control Strategies * Home Composting * Dozens of Growing Guides for Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Mother Earth News
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760357633
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening is a must have volume packed with time-tested information, photographs, and charming illustrations for home gardeners everywhere. For years, millions of readers have turned to Mother Earth News for trusted advice on growing vegetables and fruits. The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening harnesses decades of wisdom, bringing together all the indispensable techniques, complete growing guides, helpful tips, useful photographs, and inspiring illustrations for which Mother Earth News is known. Plan for self-sufficiency with a garden focused on edibles! Choose from variety of plans for kitchen gardens, browse strategies for small space gardening, or up your gardening game by installing and maintaining permanent beds. Soil concerns? Get the dirt on building fertile soil, soil pH, compost, vermicompost--even biochar. Long-time gardeners are sure to find something new, from vertical gardening to plans for extending the seasons. That’s right, garden through the seasons with dozens of vegetable-and fruit-specific growing guides. Start with your favorites or learn to love something new (Asian greens or fruit trees, anyone?). In slower-growing or more challenging seasons, Mother Earth is there to help. Whether you need to know the best vegetables to grow in the shade or the top gardening tips for soil health in winter, this book has it all.

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies


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

101 Facts You Should Know About Food


Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1840465220
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals.

Gardening For Dummies Three e-book Bundle: Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies, Composting For Dummies and Storing and Preserving Garden Produce For Dummies


Author: Geoff Stebbings,Cathy Cromwell,Pammy Riggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111862209X
Category: Gardening
Page: 416
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Gardening For Dummies eBook Bundle gives you threefull length books rolled into one convenient bundle givingeverything you need to know to help you towards a succesful cropand a full larder! Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies is a completehands-on guide to growing delicious fruit and veg. It givesyou the low-down on everything from assessing your plot and gettingyour hands on the right tools, to choosing the plants to grow, tonurturing your crops and bringing in your harvest. Composting For Dummies shows you how to turn household foodwaste and more into free nutrient-rich compost and mulch togive their vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy. Storing and Preserving Garden Produce For Dummies provideseverything you need to make your home-grown produce last, coveringfruit, vegetables, herbs and even eggs.For each item of produceyou'll find out what methods of storing and preserving are mostsuitable. You'll also find a wealth of recipes inside to help youon your way to making the perfect jams, chutneys and pickles

Schädlinge und Krankheiten


Author: Pippa Greenwood,Andrew Halstead,Regine Gerst
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831013555
Category: Gartenpflanzen - Pflanzenkrankheit - Ratgeber
Page: 224
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Amy Willcock's Aga Seasons


Author: Amy Willcock
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448147190
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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The demand for eating food at its best has sparked a huge resurgence of interest in seasonal foods. Amy Willcock's Aga Seasons will show you how to cook and enjoy produce at its best, when it should be eaten, in harmony with farming calendars. In spring, Amy brings you perfect menus such as Milk-fed lamb with lavender, Balsamic roasted carrots and Panna cotta with rhubarb compote. The summer recipes are all perfect for long hot days and balmy evenings, making the most of seafood (Pan-fried scallops with chilli and lemon), vegetables (Baked baby beetroot) and even preserving a little bit of summer for the rest of the year in the ultimate Raspberry jam. Autumn brings Hallowe'en parties and delicious Squash soup with ginger, and enables you to make the most of a glut of apples with fantastic Caramelised apples. Ward off the chill in winter by taking advantage of all the (often forgotten) produce that this season has to offer: Tagliatelle with cavolo nero and garlic cream sauce, Cod and saffron kedgeree and Queen of Puddings. Accompanying the 180 recipes will be a comprehensive calendar for produce and a section on preserving so that you can enjoy the best of the harvest throughout the year. Written in Amy's simple, informative style, featuring conventional cooking instructions and with stunning colour photographs throughout, this is the culinary calendar no Aga owner should be without.

The Year-Round Hoophouse

Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates
Author: Pam Dawling
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422505
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season and keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs. The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include: Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons Organic solutions to pests and diseases Disaster preparation Tested resources for each chapter. The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job.

Irlands Wild Atlantic Way


Author: Carsten Krieger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847178367
Category:
Page: 160
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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way was launched in 2013. This long-distance touring route follows Ireland's west coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South and encompasses some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery. This book is the perfect accompaniment to the route. This beautiful book takes the reader on a photographic journey down Ireland’s west coast from Donegal to Cork. It showcases the attractions of the west coast: dramatic views, abundant nature and wildlife, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages, as well as heritage, history and people. Contains maps for each section of the Wild Atlantic Way, and follows Bord Fáilte’s divisions of the route: Donegal-Mayo, Mayo-Clare, Clare-Kerry, Kerry to Cork. 'a sumptuous book in which the magnificent colour photographs speak for themselves' Books Ireland on Ireland's Coast

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446447083
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

Und sie fliegt doch

Eine kurze Geschichte der Hummel
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440674
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.

Der kleine Garten


Author: David Squire,Inga-Brita Thiele
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405438711
Category:
Page: 256
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Comprehensive Guide for Greenhouse

Everything About Building Your Own Home Or A Commercial Greenhouse
Author: Luis Mcllroy
Publisher: Anita D.Parekh
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 158
View: 4231

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GREENHOUSE GARDENING is actually the next level of gardening. You can ignore and evade almost all the season changes and weather conditions all year round. GREENHOUSES may be used to overcome shortcomings in the growing qualities of a piece of land, such as a short growing season or poor light levels, and they can thereby improve food production in marginal environments. Plus you don’t have to worry about the mix of plants as you are not planting directly onto your garden soil. Also, you can mix both indoor plants and outdoor plants without much restrictions with GREENHOUSE GARDENING. If you are a person who prefer unique stuffs, you can always build a greenhouse according to your preference. The truth is, building your own greenhouse is much easier than building a pond or a patio deck. You can customize the size, number of doors, position of gardening tools storage, placement of plants and many more. This advanced form of gardening is actually worth the money due to the numerous benefits that it offers. Bring your gardening to the whole new level, start GREENHOUSE GARDENING today with the help of this unique COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR GREENHOUSE and enjoy your high level of gardening.