Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible! Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised!... More Info
You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually... More Info
A comprehensive guide to planning, planting and maintaining a small garden. This in-depth reference packs a lot of information and expert advice into one easy-to-use resource. It is designed to help home gardeners discover the potential in a small piece of land and guide them step-by-step through... More Info
Praies for the first edition:"The book is handsome, informative and amusingly written, and it should serve as an inspiration to those who are tired of old-fashioned lawns."-- Publishers Weekly
An updated edition of the best guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.
A landscape designer and award-winning blogger describes how to say goodbye to high-maintenance, resource-hogging lawns and replace them with alternative grasses, ground cover plants and hardscaping that are more eco-conscious and easier to sustain. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Discover the essential techniques to growing more than 60 vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in containers. With this book you can use the best varieties and techniques to turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive growing space. Follow 30 tried-and-tested 'recipes' to choose... More Info
Combines illustrations with advice and suggestions for creating a garden tailored to personal specifications, including planting privacy hedges, laying out flower beds, building a patio, and digging a duck pond.
Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its... More Info
Offers tips for gardeners who want instant gratification through using shortcuts to grow fruits and vegetables quickly, including the best plants to use for every situation and how to easily avoid pests and diseases that can harm your plants. Original.
Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find definitions of shade... More Info
Bestselling author and gardening columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide for gardeners at every stage of life. Whether you're moving into your first apartment or condo, upgrading to a house, or downsizing to smaller digs, Harris shares the best tips on how to create a... More Info
"A holistic approach to enhancing health and longevity through the creation of outdoor spaces."-Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA Lifelong landscape design means thinking about more than your garden. It involves encouraging your community to be a well-rooted environment consisting of friends who share... More Info
From backyards to terraces, this deliciously funny little book is also a serious guide on how to start and nurture an heirloom tomato patch. Radio host and master gardener Mike McGrath has a growing legion of fans who love his trademark wit. In You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes,... More Info
This is a practical and engaging guide to transforming an ordinary backyard into a productive farm. Homesteading is experiencing a revival among both rural and urban residents who want to get back to basics and live closer to the land. With this book, homeowners will obtain both inspiration and... More Info
Explains how to transform one's garden into a nourishing, organic environment with the use of compost customized to the special needs and soil of each garden, introducing the authors' Six-Way Compost Gardening System, which integrates compost directly into the garden to reduce weeding, digging, and... More Info
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans recycle or compost 32 percent of their waste (about 79 million tons) and compost 62 percent of yard waste. The EPA reports that if we composted 100 percent of our food scraps, we could prevent the equivalent of 20 million metric tons... More Info
One of Britain's most well known organic gardeners shares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdom on fruitful gardening by providing practical advice for dodging common mistakes gardeners make when nurturing their seedlings.
One of Britain's most well known organic gardenersshares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdomon fruitful gardening without dangerous chemicalsand pesticides. These practical, user-friendly, full-colorguides are set up to help any beginning gardenersave time and money while growing a fruitful... More Info
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long been a leading advocate of urban greening and sustainable design--and a green roof is an exciting expression of these ideals. Vegetated roof systems prevent water pollution, cool and purify the surrounding air, extend roof life, and improve energy efficiency.... More Info
In 1940, Doreen Wallace--novelist, social campaigner, and farmer--wrote How to Grow Food as part of Batsford's iconic Home Front Handbook series. With its chatty style and beautiful Brian Cook cover, the book became a wartime classic. Now, a new generation of home gardeners can reap the fruits of... More Info
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long championed native plants and suggested ways for gardeners to create attractive designs with indigenous flora that nurture a sense of place and provide a habitat for wildlife. This engaging collection continues that tradition, with essays, stories, and helpful tips... More Info
Whether the harvest comes from a yard or a spot on the windowsill, this grower's companion is full of wonderful tomato recipes, including pickling and drying, to make the most of a tomato glut From garden to plate, this wide-ranging guide covers everything there is to know about tomatoes. It... More Info
A charming guide to a vegetable patch staple, with recipes for both familiar and unusual dishes to help all gardeners make the most of their crop Everything a gardener and cook needs to know about the humble potato, both in the ground and on the plate, can be found in this resource. It contains a... More Info
One of the few grow books actually written by a commercial-scale grower, Cannabis Cultivation 3rd edition provides an insider's look at how the professionals do it; fully updated and all in glorious color. Previous edition's sales topped 50,000.
A guide to sustainable living offers advice on choosing, starting, and maintaining plants; making seedling pots, composters, and a drip irrigation system; and cooking, canning, and preserving garden vegetables.
The Little Book of Little Gardens is an artistic demonstration and playful collection of the internationally acclaimed 'Pot Hole Gardener'. The UK's Sun newspaper described the popular and creative East London figure as the "Banksy of guerilla gardening”. This collection of his best work is... More Info
A resource that has everything gardeners need to know to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook small crops of nine types of whole grains also includes fifty recipes to bring whole grains to the family table. Original.
Fans of Food for Free will be delighted at this new format—ideal for carrying in a rucksack. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information. With details on how to pick, when to pick, and regulations on picking, this new format of a... More Info
In his influential A Sand County Almanac,published at the beginning of the environmental movement in 1949, Aldo Leopold proposed a new ecological ethic to guide our stewardship of the planet. In this inspiring book, Sarah Hayden Reichard tells how we can bring Leopold's far-reaching vision to our... More Info
People have always grown food in urban spaces--on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks--but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and... More Info
A modern homesteader explains how to take control of your personal food supply, eliminate artificial ingredients and reduce your carbon footprint by growing your own food and making things from scratch, whether you have acres of land or just a balcony. Original.
On an impulse, Kimball shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with her husband. "The Dirty Life" is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season--complete with their... More Info
Remember how grandmother's cellar shelves were packed with jars of tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes, pickled beets and cauliflower, and pickles both sweet and dill? Learn how to save a summer day - in batches - from the classic primer, now updated and rejacketed. Use the latest inexpensive,... More Info