Don't forget to take the Earth-Kind challenge and find out just how kind your gardening practices are to the planet.
Planning the Home Landscape is one of the most widely accessed educational resources. The Earth Kind Edition of this site highlights additional information that can contribute to a healthy and sustainable environment.
Questions about the specific requirements of growing tomatoes, or carrots, or maybe okra? The Easy Gardening Fact Sheets offer advice on growing popular vegetables from choosing the right spot to preparing the soil to watering needs to harvest.
Unfortunately the book isn't specific to South Texas, but the Kujawskis offer instructions for setting up a personalized schedule based on your last frost date.
Starting with instructions for selecting your site and preparing your soil, the Kujawskis walk readers through seeding and planting and transplanting sensitive plants. (And they include canny tips like using cover crops such as clover or grasses as well as vinegar and clove oil to help keep weeds at a minimum.)
Once you’ve set your small garden in motion, you’ll find the book’s weekly worksheets, with timely advice on which plants can be planted or harvested as well as maintenance tips for specific crops.
No longer content with separating the plants they grow to eat and the plants they grow for beauty, gardeners are discovering the pleasures of incorporating both edibles and ornamentals into their home landscapes.
Bartley's friendly advice gives gardeners the tools they need to build and maintain a kitchen garden. Readers will learn how to plant, grow, and harvest the best vegetables, fruits, greens, and herbs for every season. They'll also find seasonal recipes that celebrate the best of the harvest, monthly garden chores, eight sample garden designs, and information on using cut flowers for decoration.
More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do? Don't panic — help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution. -- From publishers description.
Written for the novice home gardener (as well as the seasoned pro) this fully illustrated and comprehensive guide helps you to save on produce bills by growing your fruits and vegetables in pots.
With chapters such as “Matching Your Plants to Their Containers”, and “Who Cares? Caring for Your Plants When You’re Away”, and “The Sky Is Falling: Battling Urban Pollution” Herda addresses many issues specific to urban-area gardening.
This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs suitable for the diverse growing conditions of Texas gardens.
Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.
To qualify as an heirloom a vegetable plant must be more than 50 years old, storied or historic, and open pollinated (no hybrids). Heirlooms are invaluable for their genetic uniqueness and because they have developed natural resistance to pests and diseases. Iannotti offers gardeners detailed advice on choosing and growing heirloom vegetables, including information about hardiness and beauty.
Garden style -- Assessing your space -- Finding space -- Building your garden -- Planning your garden -- Getting dirty -- Sowing and growing -- Keeping plants healthy -- Making the most of limited space -- Harvesting and preparing for next year
Celebrate the bounty offered by each season. Smith shares 120 recipes that are inspired by Southern flavors and centered on seasonal ingredients, in a volume that is complemented by anecdotes, gardening tips, and cooking advice.
The Locavore's Kitchen invites readers to savor homegrown foods that come from the garden, the farm stand, or local farmers markets through cooking and preserving the freshest ingredients.
In more than 200 recipes that highlight seasonal flavors, Marilou K. Suszko inspires cooks to keep local flavors in the kitchen year round. She helps readers learn what to look for when buying seasonal homegrown or locally grown foods as well as how to store fresh foods and which cooking methods bring out fresh flavors and colors.
Suszko shares tips and techniques for extending seasonal flavors with detailed instructions on canning, freezing, and dehydrating and which methods work best for preserving texture and flavor.