Gardening & Homesteading Books

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Get ready for spring & summer with some great books for green thumbs, urban farmers, and traditional homesteaders!

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How To Urban Garden Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 Days Indoor Vegetable Gardening, Gardening Books, Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Urban Gardening, Kitchen Gardening, Veggie Gardens, Gardening Quotes, Gardening Services

Availability: Year-round indoor salad gardening : how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days / Peter Burke.

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse.

Many people garden because they enjoy the independence of producing their own food. Yet for many, the how and why of producing seeds remains mysterious and even intimidating. This book explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but why it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens. Bountiful Garden, Urban Farmer, Seed Heritage, Pepper Plants, Cactus, Garden Spaces, Seeds, Vibrant, Gardens

Availability: Beginning seed saving for the home gardener / Jim Ulager.

Many people garden because they enjoy the independence of producing their own food. Yet for many, the how and why of producing seeds remains mysterious and even intimidating. This book explores how seed saving is not only easier than we think, but why it is essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens.

Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for DIY gardeners who love to make things (and save money doing it!). This gardening project book is packed with creative and useful garden-related products you can make yourself. Each customizable project allows you to reduce expenses and fix common garden problems with minimal effort. This fun and beautifully illustrated book is packed with ideas and inspiration for gardeners who want to embrace their creativity and have more control of the garden's care. Permaculture Design, Permaculture Garden, Organic Fertilizer, Organic Gardening, Organic Soil, Vegetable Gardening, Container Gardening, Compost, Roses Book

Availability: Garden alchemy : 80 recipes and concoctions for organic fertilizers, plant elixirs, potting mixes, pest deterrents, and more / Stephanie Rose.

Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for DIY gardeners who love to make things (and save money doing it!). This gardening project book is packed with creative and useful garden-related products you can make yourself. Each customizable project allows you to reduce expenses and fix common garden problems with minimal effort. This fun and beautifully illustrated book is packed with ideas and inspiration for gardeners who want to embrace their creativity and have more control of the garden's care.

DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a complete, full-color how-to guide to cultivating these small, container-grown, fast-producing, day-neutral plants, while reaping their many benefits. If you can grow a tomato, you can grow and enjoy auto-flowering cannabis; no special equipment required. Smelling Flowers, Cannabis Plant, Grow Your Own, Book Of Life, City Life, Self Improvement, Books To Read, Health, Ebook Pdf

Availability: DIY auto-flowering cannabis : an easy way to grow your own! / by Jeff Lowenfels.

DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a complete, full-color how-to guide to cultivating these small, container-grown, fast-producing, day-neutral plants, while reaping their many benefits. If you can grow a tomato, you can grow and enjoy auto-flowering cannabis; no special equipment required.

Container Succulents is the perfect book for container gardening beginners who don't have a lot of space to work with. Learn how to care for and display individual succulent varieties, or get creative with groupings that combine multiple plants with complementary colours, shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a garden that is simple or intricate, this book covers all the basics of container selection and succulent care to ensure healthy plants. Succulent Care, Succulent Gardening, Succulents Garden, Container Gardening, Bonsai, Fall Containers, Beginner Books, Organic Fertilizer, Different Plants

Availability: Container succulents : creative ideas for beginners / Kentaro Kuroda, Ayako Eifuku ; translated from the Japanese by Leeyong Soo.

Container Succulents is the perfect book for container gardening beginners who don't have a lot of space to work with. Learn how to care for and display individual succulent varieties, or get creative with groupings that combine multiple plants with complementary colours, shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a garden that is simple or intricate, this book covers all the basics of container selection and succulent care to ensure healthy plants.

No need to keep buying the same vegetables you eat all the time over and over again. Regrow Your Veggies is an insightful guide that provides effective propagation techniques to recycle and regrow more than 20 popular vegetables right at home! Learn how to have a source of fresh and healthy vegetables close by, from onions and sweet potatoes to pineapples and mangoes, reduce waste, and know how to prevent and solve issues with pesky pests and pathogens. Healthy Vegetables, Growing Vegetables, Veggies, Urban Farmer, Reduce Waste, Lettuce, Sweet Potato, Roots, Mango

Availability: Regrow your veggies : growing vegetables from roots, cuttings and scraps / Melissa Raupach & Felix Lill ; translator, Ian Kahn.

No need to keep buying the same vegetables you eat all the time over and over again. Regrow Your Veggies is an insightful guide that provides effective propagation techniques to recycle and regrow more than 20 popular vegetables right at home! Learn how to have a source of fresh and healthy vegetables close by, from onions and sweet potatoes to pineapples and mangoes, reduce waste, and know how to prevent and solve issues with pesky pests and pathogens.

This delightful and practical book features lovely flowers with intoxicating scents that will create an aromatic garden or an indoor haven of perfumed houseplants. Growing plants in containers can extend your gardening horizons, allowing you to try plants you don't have the space or climate to grow in the ground. This must-have guide offers straightforward garden care advice for classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers. May Garden, Home And Garden, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Urban Farmer, Plant Supports, Water Conservation, Plant Needs, Garden Care, Kids Boxing

Availability: Container and fragrant gardens : how to enliven spaces with containers and make the most of scented plants / Peter Loewer and contributoors.

This delightful and practical book features lovely flowers with intoxicating scents that will create an aromatic garden or an indoor haven of perfumed houseplants. Growing plants in containers can extend your gardening horizons, allowing you to try plants you don't have the space or climate to grow in the ground. This must-have guide offers straightforward garden care advice for classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers.

In Grow Food at Home, gardening expert John Tullock shows readers just how easy it is to enjoy "farm"-fresh produce grown right on the windowsill, the porch, or in a tiny backyard. Covering artificial lighting, hydroponics, vertical gardening, straw-bale planters, and more, the book offers even the most confined apartment dwellers plenty of options to get growing. Tullock shares all the tips and tricks readers need to make small-space gardening a success. Succession Planting, Small Space Gardening, Growing Herbs, Edible Garden, Hydroponics, Small Spaces, Food To Make, Grow Food, Veggies

Availability: Grow food at home : simple methods for small spaces : veggies, fruits, and herbs to grow in the kitchen, on the patio, or in the garden / John Tullock.

In Grow Food at Home, gardening expert John Tullock shows readers just how easy it is to enjoy "farm"-fresh produce grown right on the windowsill, the porch, or in a tiny backyard. Covering artificial lighting, hydroponics, vertical gardening, straw-bale planters, and more, the book offers even the most confined apartment dwellers plenty of options to get growing. Tullock shares all the tips and tricks readers need to make small-space gardening a success.

Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide to turn your yard into a beautiful, bountiful feast. With dozens of color photographs and watercolor illustrations, and landscaping designs for gardeners with any amount of space, it covers everything from design to harvesting instructions/recipes. Perennial Vegetables, Fruits And Vegetables, Permaculture Principles, Free Epub, Vegetable Design, Wild Edibles, Hobby Farms, Medicinal Herbs

Availability: Your edible yard : landscaping with fruits and vegetables / Crystal Stevens.

Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide to turn your yard into a beautiful, bountiful feast. With dozens of color photographs and watercolor illustrations, and landscaping designs for gardeners with any amount of space, it covers everything from design to harvesting instructions/recipes.

A stylishly photographed guide to creating lush, layered, dramatic little gardens no matter the size of your available space--an urban patio, a tiny backyard, or even just a pot by your door. You'll learn how to design stunning planters and container gardens using succulents, grasses, vibrant-colored pots, and more. Little Gardens, Small Gardens, Gardening Books, Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening, Garden Design Magazine, Garden Gifts, Wreaths For Front Door, Outdoor Rooms

Availability: Small garden style : a design guide for outdoor rooms and containers / Isa Hendry Eaton & Jennifer Blaise Kramer ; photography by Leela Cyd.

A stylishly photographed guide to creating lush, layered, dramatic little gardens no matter the size of your available space--an urban patio, a tiny backyard, or even just a pot by your door. You'll learn how to design stunning planters and container gardens using succulents, grasses, vibrant-colored pots, and more.

Covering dozens of ways to recycle and repurpose your way to a successful organic garden, No-Waste Organic Gardening shows you how to be a smart, responsible gardener. Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Gardening Books, No Waste, Ways To Recycle, Repurpose, Hobby House, Garden Guide, Garden Ideas

Availability: No-waste organic gardening : eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden / Shawna Coronado.

Covering dozens of ways to recycle and repurpose your way to a successful organic garden, No-Waste Organic Gardening shows you how to be a smart, responsible gardener.

Buy Grow Food For Free: The sustainable, zero-cost, low-effort way to a bountiful harvest by Huw Richards and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Best Cookbooks, Bountiful Harvest, Sustainable Food, Sustainable Living, Grow Organic, Grow Your Own Food, Fruit And Veg, Growing Vegetables, The Borrowers

Availability: Grow food for free / Huw Richards.

Grow Food for Free shows you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruits and vegetables. Learn about the space you need and how to prepare it, how to make your own compost, how to get your first set of seeds, and strategies to multiply the seeds you have. Key plant maintenance instructions are provided throughout the book, as well as how to fend off common pests and diseases. Discover how you can barter, borrow, repurpose, and propagate your way to a bountiful harvest of fruit and…

Whether you have experience with compost or have always wanted to learn more and see how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle, this book provides everything you need to know. From understanding what compost is and how to make it to using and storing it, this guide carefully explains this sustainable, low-cost way to produce rich soil in your backyard. Beautiful Fruits, Beautiful Gardens, Growing Tomatoes From Seed, How To Make Compost, Garden Journal, Worm Composting, Chicken Breeds, Small Space Gardening, Different Plants

Availability: Organic book of compost : easy and natural techniques to feed your garden / Pauline Pears.

Whether you have experience with compost or have always wanted to learn more and see how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle, this book provides everything you need to know. From understanding what compost is and how to make it to using and storing it, this guide carefully explains this sustainable, low-cost way to produce rich soil in your backyard.

A vertical garden can run the gamut from a simple arrangement of flowers in a large container on a deck to a display of strawberries and geraniums amid climbing peas and vines growing up a backyard fence. Gardening expert Jason Johns offers examples of many types of vertical gardens and gives suggestions for the most appropriate plants to grow vertically, with tips for how to plan to take advantage of sunlight, allow for easy watering and care, and provide protection from wind and insect… Backyard Fences, Plant Needs, Garden Table, Organic Vegetables, Aquaponics, Geraniums, Easy Projects, Horticulture, Organic Gardening

Availability: Vertical gardening : a complete guide to growing food, herbs, and flowers in small spaces / Jason Johns.

A vertical garden can run the gamut from a simple arrangement of flowers in a large container on a deck to a display of strawberries and geraniums amid climbing peas and vines growing up a backyard fence. Gardening expert Jason Johns offers examples of many types of vertical gardens and gives suggestions for the most appropriate plants to grow vertically, with tips for how to plan to take advantage of sunlight, allow for easy watering and care, and provide protection from wind and insect…

Learn how to create the perfect container garden with this handy guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with nifty tips and advice for gardening in containers, even if your outdoor space is as small as a few pots on a balcony or doorstep, to ensure stunning floral displays and abundant fruit and vegetable crops. The author discusses how to choose the best pot for the job, and how to position pots to harness the sunshine or provide shade to suit particular… Funny Greeting Cards, Latest Books, Book Gifts, Guide Book, Book Design, Container Gardening, Helpful Hints, Author, Positivity

Availability: Perfect pots / Simon Akeroyd.

Learn how to create the perfect container garden with this handy guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with nifty tips and advice for gardening in containers, even if your outdoor space is as small as a few pots on a balcony or doorstep, to ensure stunning floral displays and abundant fruit and vegetable crops. The author discusses how to choose the best pot for the job, and how to position pots to harness the sunshine or provide shade to suit particular…

Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend - they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood. On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home. Whether your style is jungle plants or succulents, you'll find something to suit. Benefits Of Gardening, House Plant Care, Gardening Books, Garden Guide, Skin Treatments, Houseplants, Indoor Plants, Color Splash, How Are You Feeling

Availability: Top 50 indoor plants and how not to kill them! / Angie Thomas.

Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend - they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood. On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home. Whether your style is jungle plants or succulents, you'll find something to suit.