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.
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.
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.
A guide to gardening in small spaces, covering container gardens, herb gardens, and kitchen gardens; with information on soil, compost, pruning, harvesting, tools, and resources; and focusing on organic methods.
As Smith states in the title, The beginner's guide to edible herbs is intended as an instruction into herb gardening for beginners. Smith has provided a primer on the herbs most commonly used in cooking. Each herb’s entry provides instructions for growing, harvesting, preserving and using the herb. Recipes and comments on the healing uses of herbs are also included.
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.
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.
Supporting local farmers has really grown on people-and here's the guide to doing it right. There are so many great reasons to shop for and eat locally grown or raised foods, including freshness, taste, energy conservation, and supporting small business owners. That is why tens of thousands have made the switch to local foods.
Now families and communities are enthusiastically supporting farmer's markets, artisan dairy farmers, cheese makers, family farms, local vineyards, and local livestock.
Food expert and nutritionist Diane A. Welland explains what local eating is and isn't and how anyone can move toward a more sustainable way of eating. It covers: Types of foods considered local; what is in season when; Storing foods; Money saving tips.