The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual

The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781604694147
Year 2014
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Describes the necessary tools and techniques to build and maintain a greenhouse, explaining how to select the right one and how to create a healthy environment, and offers profiles and complete growing information for hundreds of flowers, vegetables and ornamental plants. Original.

The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual

The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781604696370
Year 2014-09-18
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy tomato straight from the vine in the middle of winter or growing a collection of succulents and cacti the coldest parts of the world. In The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual, Roger Marshall providesevery tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. Marshall offers insight to choose the right greenhouse, create a healthy environment, start seeds and propagate, and maintain your greenhouse.

The Greenhouse Gardener

The Greenhouse Gardener Author Anne Swithinbank
ISBN-10 0711233365
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Frances Lincoln
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A greenhouse can be a garden's greatest asset: its nucleus and powerhouse. There are many ways of using it and a gardener can adopt one or all of them. In spring, you can start young plants from seed; raise tender perennials to fill gaps in the garden; give young vegetable plants a head start; sow early lettuce while the soil is too sticky to work outdoors. During spring and summer, you can raise greenhouse crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and chillis. You'll be able to overwinter tender plants such as bananas and cannas. And the greenhouse can be a showcase full of beautiful, unusual and exotic plants. Trained at Kew and for many years Glasshouse Supervisor at the RHS Garden at Wisley, Anne Swithinbank is the expert on greenhouse gardening, and in this book she comprehensively describes the techniques that will allow you to greatly expand the growing capabilities of your garden.

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781612122601
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook Author Andrew Mefferd
ISBN-10 9781603586375
Year 2017-02-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Best practices for the eight most profitable crops Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.

Solar Gardening

Solar Gardening Author Leandre Poisson
ISBN-10 9781603581233
Year 1994-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

The Winter Harvest Handbook

The Winter Harvest Handbook Author Eliot Coleman
ISBN-10 9781603580816
Year 2009
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Explains how to grow and harvest vegetables throughout the year in mobile plastic greenhouses that use little heat, covering topics such as greenhouse design and construction, soil preparation, weed control, pests, and summer and winter crops.

Collins Complete Garden Manual

Collins Complete Garden Manual Author David Stevens
ISBN-10 0004140109
Year 1998
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher
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Part I: Garden Planning and Design David Stevens Includes complete garden plans, garden features, design advice for problem sites, plant selector charts. Part II: Choosing Plants Anne Swithinbank Includes ornamental trees, shrubs for flower and foliage, climbing plants, roses, conifers, garden flowers, alpines and rock plants, water plants, plants for containers, houseplant guide, greenhouse and conservatory plant guide, wildlife gardening, children’s gardening. Part II: Gardening in Practice Sue Phillips Includes choosing tools for every task, guide to garden soil, guide to feeding plants, guide to lawn care, the flower garden, greenhouse gardening guide, water gardens, guide to pruning, growing in containers, watering, how to raise new plants, composting, problem-solving, pests & termites. Part IV: The Kitchen Garden Planner Andi Clevely Includes herbs, vegetables, fruit, variety guides. Part V: Gardener’s Calendar (Optional) Adam Pasco Includes month-by-month guide, plants of the month, at-a-glance garden care calendars.

The Forest Garden Greenhouse

The Forest Garden Greenhouse Author Jerome Osentowski
ISBN-10 9781603584265
Year 2015-10
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the “climate battery”—a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night—that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden Greenhouse Gardening

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden  Greenhouse Gardening Author Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN-10 9781448142224
Year 2016-04-28
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

The Deckchair Gardener

The Deckchair Gardener Author Anne Wareham
ISBN-10 9781782436430
Year 2017-03-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
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A Guide to What Not to Do in Your Garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggesting easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.

The Market Gardener

The Market Gardener Author Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN-10 9780865717657
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Greenhouses Garden Projects

Black   Decker The Complete Guide to Greenhouses   Garden Projects Author Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
ISBN-10 9781589235991
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing International
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"Includes plans and step-by-step instructions for building several greenhouses and other garden projects. Projects suitable to homes and landscapes in urban, suburban and rural settings"--Provided by publisher.