• Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

  • Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Growing Kit, Harvest Gourmet Oyster Mushrooms In 10 days, Top Gardening Gift, Holiday…

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    100% ORGANIC AND NON-GMO: There’s no need to worry about intoxicants that may hinder your plant’s growth because the Back to the Roots Mushroom Growing Kit is completely organic and not genetically modified; You can cook them however you want or add them to your favorite dishes
    GROW YOUR PLANT ALL YEAR-ROUND: This organic mushroom indoor kit allows you to grow your own crop all-year round; Just place the box near a window with indirect light, mist twice a day, and you’ll see delicious, beautiful mushrooms growing within a week; Included in this kit is an organic plant-based soil infused with mushroom spawn and a booklet with instructions

  • How to Grow World Record Tomatoes: A Guinness Champion Reveals His All-Organic Secrets

    Charles Wilber tells his personal story of learning to work with nature, and his philosophy and approach to gardening. He reveals for the first time how he grows record-breaking tomatoes and produce of every variety. There’s no magic involved. Just a well thought out system that gives plants more than they could ever want, and makes it possible for them to reach their full potential. Wilber’s compost is the cornerstone along with a wide circumference around plants layered with compost, alfalfa meal and mulch. Valuable pruning and watering details are given, too, as well as a new way of looking at seeds. As you will learn, growing awesome tomatoes integrates every aspect of gardening that you can imagine.

  • Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

    “A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American Gardener When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You’ll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.

  • Gardening for Geeks: All the Science You Need for Successful Organic Gardening (CompanionHouse Books) Step-by-Step…

    Know the nature of your garden!The ultimate resource to organic gardening for people who want to learn the science behind it allStep-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on best practicesLearn the biology and ecology of how plants work, how soil lives, how bugs help, and moreExpert advice on planning, planting, garden beds, irrigation, pest control, garden ecosystems, harvesting, storage, and compostingThe perfect organic gardening guide and gateway into all things gardening, this updated and redesigned edition of Gardening for Geeks provides everything you need to know about designing, building, and sustaining the garden of your dreams!Filled with step-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on the best practices, this book covers it all for anyone who dreams of gardening, even if you’re a city dweller! Starting off with the beginner-friendly basics, then progressing into more advanced, in-depth concepts for a wide scope of gardening strategies and techniques, this is a comprehensive and geeky look at your favorite hobby. This newly designed edition includes additional plant profiles, the latest research and terminology, and more photographs and illustrations.Author and founder of Gardenerd (the ultimate resource for garden nerds, gardenerd.com), Christy Wilhelmi shares her expertise to break down and explain the biology and ecology of gardening in an easy, breezy writing style that will make you appreciate and understand gardening even more than you did before! Christy specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. Her writing has appeared in Edible Los Angeles, Edible Westside, and The Good Food Blog, among other publications. Inside this information-packed 248-page beginner’s guide, you’ll learn the basics of gardening, whether you’re planting in the country or in an urban area. Discover the science behind how plants work, how soil lives, and how bugs help. Get advice ranging from planning to pest control, including recommendations, step-by-step directions, and over 150 photos, illustrations, and diagrams.For anyone with a curiosity for the world of soil biology, botany, and horticulture, and an interest in the nerdy details of how to garden, Gardening for Geeks is your go-to guide!”If you find that you really love to get your hands in the dirt and put food you grew yourself on the table, then this book sets you on your gardening path.”—Anne K. Moore, GardenSmart.tv”Loaded with tons of geeky gardening info and then some! Recommended for all gardeners, experienced or beginners.”—Bob Tanem, Radio Host, Bob Tanem in the Garden, KSFO 560 AM

  • Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida

    “A wonderful and well-researched book that describes all aspects of organic gardening, from seed to harvest, as well as how to gather seeds from your labors for subsequent years. This book will help you create a garden that will produce food for yourself and your family, whether you live in Florida or not.”–Nell Newman, president of Newman’s Own Organics “With demand and desire exploding for fresh, healthful, locally grown produce, Ginny and Melissa are right on time. Hold a copy close, dig a plot, and grow your own!”–Michel Nischan, president of Wholesome Wave “If you want to grow your own vegetables organically but are unsure how to get started—this is the book for you.”—Steve Christman, Floridata.com “An excellent addition for any Floridian interested in raising food, either on a small-scale commercial basis or simply for the pleasure of seeing a garden grow.”—Marilyn E. Swisher, coeditor of Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican Experience With food costs on the rise, people are turning to their own yards for affordable and delicious produce. In Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida, expert botanist Ginny Stibolt and Master Gardener Melissa Contreras provide  simple and accessible advice for successful, pesticide-free vegetable gardening in Florida, where soil types vary and mild winters do not clear out all pests. They offer suggestions for opportunities beyond the home garden, advice on what to do with over-abundant harvests, and tips for developing a community garden. They also address pest management, appropriate bed types, irrigation, seed saving, proper harvesting, and food safety. By providing information that helps people get closer to their food sources, Stibolt and Contreras have created an invaluable guide for everyday gardeners as well as small farmers who wish to expand their operations in order to participate in farmers markets or CSAs.             

  • Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty

    Fight garden pests and increase your yields the natural way with this tried and true technique! Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden; but there’s more to the method than you might think. Vegetables Love Flowers walks you through the ins and outs of companion planting, from how it works to which plants go together and how to grow the best garden for your climate. Alongside gorgeous garden photography, you’ll also learn about:Seed-starting, growing, and harvestingHow to make garden flower bouquets, with “recipes” for various arrangementsHow to attract beneficial creatures to pollinate your garden and prey on its pestsPesticide-free pest-control measuresComposting heaps and binsWith the right information and some careful planning, you can help your plants thrive—and beautify your garden in the process.

  • Aquaponics for Beginners: How to Build your own Aquaponic Garden that will Grow Organic Vegetables

    Do you want to grow fresh vegetables and harvest fish from your backyard quickly? Then keep reading…“Plants grow extremely rapidly because they have all the nutrients and water they need. It’s much better than field production because, in the soil, you have insects and not enough water or nutrients,”Dr. James Rakocy, “Father of Aquaponics,” and former professor at the University of the Virgin IslandsWould you like to harvest fresh vegetables and fish from your backyard?Are you looking for a new challenge where the goal is to provide healthy food for your family?In Aquaponics for Beginners you will discover:Why aquaponics is an excellent way of growing vegetablesThe nutrient cycle that makes aquaponics possible7 systems you can use to grow fresh produceHow to use biological surface area to calculate your systemThe one thing an aquaponics system can’t function withoutThe amount of feed for optimal plant and fish growthHow to increase available nutrients in your systemThe ratio’s that make commercial farms profitable9 steps to start your own aquaponics systemBest fish for aquaponics and troubleshooting fish diseasesBest plants to grow and which ones to avoid15 mistakes you need to avoid if you are new to aquaponics18 advanced techniques you can apply yourself to level up your system9 design plans to inspire you for making your systemMy personal cheat sheet I use for designing an aquaponics systemA few years ago, I didn’t know anything about aquaponics. I consumed all the information that was available at that time. Today I want to share that knowledge with you. With the information provided in this book, you will be able to create your system according to your budget, time and available space.If you want to start growing fresh vegetables and fish, click the Buy now with 1-Click and start discovering this fulfilling hobby.

  • Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into a Year-round Vegetable Garden – Microgreens – Sprouts – Herbs – Mushrooms…

    As featured in the New York Times and named to “Best Garden Books of 2014” by the Chicago TribuneIt takes just a few dollars and a few days for you to start enjoying fresh, healthy produce grown indoors in your own home. Imagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula, and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen, accompanied by sautéed winecap mushrooms grown in a box of sawdust in your basement. If you have never tasted microgreens, all you really need to do is envision all the flavor of an entire vegetable plant concentrated into a single tantalizing seedling. If you respond to the notion of nourishing your guests with amazing, fresh, organic produce that you’ve grown in your own house, condo, apartment, basement, or sunny downtown office, then you’ll love exploring the expansive new world of growing and eating that can be discovered with the help of Indoor Kitchen Gardening. Inside, author and Bossy Acres CSA co-owner Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and more– all inside your own home, where you won’t have to worry about seasonal changes or weather conditions. Filled with mouthwatering photography and more than 200 pages of Do-It-Yourself in-home gardening information and projects, Indoor Kitchen Gardening is your gateway to this exciting new growing method–not just for garnishes or relishes, but wholesome, nutritious, organic edibles that will satisfy your appetite as much as your palate.

  • Vegetable Gardening: The Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions to Growing a Kitchen Garden in the Backyard…

    Dear readersA new updated version of the book with improved content is now available. Some useful tips by other readers and significant changes were loaded. Download fully revised version to your device and enjoy it!Imagine cooking dinner in your kitchen as you watch the sun start to set on a warm summer night. You take a moment and step outside to your vegetable garden in the backyard and pick some basil for your meal.It sounds pretty great, right?You can have access to fresh, organic vegetables and herbs right in your backyard! Even if you’re a complete beginner and don’t have the gift of a green thumb, Vegetable Gardening is the guide you need to start your own vegetable garden.From start to finish, this guide is complete with step-by-step instructions for getting your garden ready to know when it’s the right time to harvest your vegetables.With this guide in your hands, you will:Learn how to build raised beds to plant your vegetable seeds for optimum growth and juicy vegetablesDiscover the most effective methods and tricks to having a successful vegetable garden every seasonCare for your plants in the best way possible and learn exactly how much water and sunlight each plant needsSave money at the grocery store by growing your own vegetables and becoming self-sufficientEat healthier with homegrown organic vegetables without worrying about harsh and harmful chemicalsFeel proud and accomplished as you bite into your homegrown vegetables and herbsAlways have a gift to bring to friends as your vegetable garden blooms – everyone appreciates a fresh vegetable basketAnd Much More! With this easy to follow guide, you’ll quickly learn how to become self sufficient when it comes to growing vegetables.You’ll see your grocery bill decrease as your diet increases in healthy contents.Feel proud and accomplished as you harvest your first fully grown vegetables with the help of this guide.Are you ready to build your own vegetable garden with organic veggies right in your backyard?…Then Order Your Copy of the Guide Today!

  • Little Farm in the Garden: A Practical Mini-Guide to Raising Selected Fruits and Vegetables Homestead-Style (Little Farm…

    From the author of the “Little Farm” homesteading memoirs comes a friendly, down-to-earth little guide for starting and maintaining a thriving food garden. Right now, we’re in the middle of a global health crisis—and perhaps you’re feeling helpless and anxious about the future. But there is something you can do about this tragic, unforeseen situation: Grow some of your own food—in a pot, a small plot, or a garden. In these uncertain times, producing your own food supply can also be a source of comfort…and enjoyment. In Little Farm in the Garden, Susan shares the evolution of her own homestead garden with warmth and humor. She also covers how to get started on your own food garden with basic nut-and-bolts like selecting crops, raising food chemical-free, and challenges you might encounter.If you’ve read Susan’s Little Farm memoirs, this booklet can be a handy addition to the homesteading experiences she’s shared in her books. But this also works as a stand-alone manual for simple ways to approach creating your own food supply, focusing on easy-to-grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit, and creating a balanced garden for the long-term. Wherever you are in your gardening journey, Little Farm in the Garden offers a lively, heartfelt approach for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages!If you like fiction with a gardening theme, you might look at Susan’s novel, The Galway Girls—the story has some intriguing tie-ins with her real-life experiences in Book 2 of the Little Farm series, Little Farm Homegrown… New release: Susan’s latest book is The Little Irish Gift Shop, Book 1 of her new Fairy Cottage of Ballydara Mini-Series–it’s now available!Susan Colleen Browne is a graduate of Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. An avid gardener and the author of eleven books, she weaves her love of Ireland and her passion for country living into her Irish Village of Ballydara series, novels and stories of love, friendship and family. Susan is also the author of an award-winning memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, and the sequel, Little Farm Homegrown. She pens a fantasy-adventure series for tweens as well, set in a magical Pacific Northwest. A community college instructor, she runs a little homestead with her husband John in the Pacific Northwest, USA. When Susan isn’t wrangling chickens or tending vegetable beds, she’s working on her next Village of Ballydara book!

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