The Complete Idiot's Guide to Seed Saving and Starting

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Published: 2012-03-06

ISBN: 9781615641376

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Covers all of the essential techniques- harvesting, drying, disease and pest control, testing and germinating, and sowing

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Price: $18.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Small-Space Gardening

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Published: 2012-01-03

ISBN: 9781615640966

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

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Creative strategies for gardens on balconies, ledges, fire escapes, planting beautiful borders and walkways, kids gardens, and much more

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Price: $19.95


The Essential Urban Farmer

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Published: 2011-12-27

ISBN: 9780143118718

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator. In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone

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Price: $25.00


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Goats

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Published: 2011-01-04

ISBN: 9781615640188

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

No butts about it! Because of increased interest in self-sufficient and sustainable living practices, people interested in having their own milk supply are turning to goats, which are easier to keep than cows. Whether for pets, milk, fiber, or even meat, The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Raising Goats provides everything a beginner needs to know about raising goats. ?According to the June 2007 issue of Better Nutrition magazine, goat’s milk is gaining popularity in the United States because it is less allergenic and more easily digestible than cow’s milk, and contains higher percentages of key

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Price: $14.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables

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Published: 2010-12-07

ISBN: 9781615640522

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

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A garden of delight-and healthy, economical eating. In The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Heirloom Vegetables, readers will learn the rewards of growing heirlooms; find hundreds of descriptions and histories of a variety of available vegetables and find out how to make pollination work. ?Helps readers grow and eat locally, reduce or eliminate pesticides and additives, and save money along the way ?Includes step-by-step instructions for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing heirloom seeds ?For economical reasons-as well as concern for the environment and personal health-the popularity of gardening

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Price: $19.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

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Published: 2010-05-04

ISBN: 9781615640119

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

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The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Beekeeping has all the information a begin­ning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and stor­ing hives for the off- season.

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Price: $14.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting

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Published: 2010-05-04

ISBN: 9781615640089

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Waste not, want not. The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Composting takes readers step by step through the process of selecting the right compost container, filling it with the right “ingredients,” maintaining the mix at the right temperature and humidity, and using the end product. ?A concise format, simplified approach, and thrift-conscious price Chris McLaughlin ?Author is a Master Gardener and an expert on all forms of composting ?Gardening has risen greatly in popularity in the last few years, with an added boost from first lady Michelle Obama, and so has composting, which is cheap, effective,

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Price: $14.95


How to Plant a Tree

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Published: 2010-04-15

ISBN: 9781585427963

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Tarcher

Synopsis

This gorgeously packaged little book celebrates trees and their life-affirming presence in our lives. The earth’s longest living organisms, trees exemplify nature’s great strength as well as its majestic beauty. Serving as virtual lungs for our planet, trees provide us with food, medicine, and our most versatile building material. To plant a tree is to plant hope, and as an act of commemoration, it literally gives life to that remembered. While it is in-deed a practical book that explains exactly how to plant and care for a tree, How to Plant a Tree is so much more. Drawing on the ancient rituals

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Price: $15.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Chickens

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Published: 2010-04-06

ISBN: 9781592579860

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Readers will flock to this book. Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Raising Chickens covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ?How to choose what to start with-chicks, pullets, or hens ?How best to feed and water ?Coverage of the most popular breeds ?Everything about eggs, including how to sell them

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Price: $14.95


Talking Dirt

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Published: 2010-02-23

ISBN: 9780399535659

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

A lively and practical guide to organic gardening from a renowned garden expert. Annie Spiegelman’s down-to-earth wit and wisdom create the perfect primer for anyone with a passion for home-grown veggies or fresh-cut flowers, no matter what their skill level, location, or resources. Includes advice on: •Learning to worship the worm and build a compost pile •Landscape designs-start small in order to create a basic plan for a plot •The secret to healthy soil (the only way to have a healthy garden) •Irrigation systems and strategies to conserve water •Proper pruning-from

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Price: $15.00


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