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The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Autor: Karen Newcomb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607746840
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One of the best books for beginning and experienced vegetable gardeners, this clear, straightforward, easy-to-read gardening bestseller (over 500,000 copies sold) uses organic, biodynamic methods to produce large amounts of vegetables in very small spaces. To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables. When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were groundbreaking. Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, this edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way. Now, in an ever busier world, the postage stamp intensive gardening method continues to be invaluable for gardeners who wish to weed, water, and work a whole lot less yet produce so much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Postage Stamp Garden Book

Autor: Duane G. Newcomb
ISBN: 9781580621236
File Size: 9,93 MB
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Instructions in this book demonstrate how anyone can produce tremendous amounts of vegetables in small spaces by following intensive techniques. Illustrations.

The Edible Flower Garden

Autor: Rosalind Creasy
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906176
File Size: 27,93 MB
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Learn how to grow lovely and fragrant flowers then use them create delicious meals with this beautifully illustrated flower gardening and cooking book. Anyone who picks up The Edible Flower Garden will be tempted to grow, harvest, and sample at least a few of the more than forty varieties of edible flowers. Among them, you'll find more familiar food plants—dill and mustard, for example—in addition to common flowers, such as tulips or roses. Author Rosalind Creasy's stunning photography and detailed plans for an edible flower garden make this a must-have book for any flower gardener or home chef. Come along with Creasy on a tour in colorful pictures and careful diagrams and descriptions of her own flower gardens. Included is a tour of the edible flower gardens of Alice Waters famed Chez Panisse restaurant. Creasy catalogues each variety of flower and how to grow it, plus gives a myriad of delectable ideas on how to use the flower from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to day lily buds, pink clover and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry. Favorite Recipes Include: Flower Butters Candied Flowers Tulip and Endive Appetizer Pineapple Sage Salsa Rose Petal Syrup Lavender Ice Cream And many more…

Organic Gardening

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Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.


Autor: Jeanette R. Lynton
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423603122
File Size: 22,24 MB
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Imagine the possibilities that come from today and make life's memories even sweeter: Feeling the sun on your face, smelling fresh-cut grass, cuddling a puppy or a kitten, wanting to sing at the top of you lungs. That is precisely the spirit of Imagine -a brilliantly designed scrapbooks from industry innovator Jeanette R. Lynton, who is dedicated to helping scrapbooking enthusiasts preserve their memories for years to come. Featuring a stunning collection of 50 two-page layout patterns with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and cutting diagrams, Imagine offers fresh, innovative designs that allow for a wide variety of photo sizes and placements, assembly preferences, color combinations, and embellishments.

Expatriate Adventures

Autor: Fred Richardson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466941650
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As a boy, the author lived with his parents in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of that region of China in the early 1930s. He recalls scenes fromthat long-ago prelude to World War II: the Chinese wounded being trucked to a hospital through the French quarter where he lvied, the silver Japanese biplanes with their red rising-sun markings lined up a the airport after theri aerial attacks, the sight of a burning Shanghai railway station. As a married adult, Fred resumed his expatriate life as an insurance executive in Latin America. He shares accounts of work at the office and family life with friends in countries where Marxist terrorists and revolutions fill life with problems of a unusual and exciting nature.

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

Autor: Kate Bradbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472961269
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'Wonderfully intense and honest - a poignant manual of how to grow hope against the odds.' Chris Packham, TV presenter and author of Fingers in the Sparkle Jar Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space. On her own she unscrews, saws and hammers the decking away, she clears the builders' rubble and rubbish beneath it, and she digs and enriches the soil, gradually planting it up with plants she knows will attract wildlife. She erects bird boxes and bee hotels, hangs feeders and grows nectar- and pollen-rich plants, and slowly brings life back to the garden. But while she's doing this Kate's neighbours continue to pave and deck their gardens locking them away, the wildlife she tries to save is further threatened, and she feels she's fighting an uphill battle. Is there any point in gardening for wildlife when everyone else is drowning the land in poison and cement? Sadly, events take Kate away from her garden, and she finds herself back home in Birmingham where she grew up, travelling the roads she used to race down on her bike in the eighties, thinking of the gardens and wildlife she loved, witnessing more land lost beneath paving stones. If the dead could return, what would they say about the land we have taken, the ancient routes we have carved up, the wildlife we have lost?

To Pap With Love

Autor: Diane M. McDonald
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469734311
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In 1991, when my father was 81, the nature of our relationship changed in ways I wasn't prepared for. His doctor diagnosed an advanced case of arteriosclerosis. (We wondered if it was Alzheimer's disease.) Over four years, my father progressively lost his memory. Our roles reversed as daughter became parent, parent became child. My father lived with my husband and I, our adult son and teenage daughter until one month before he died. During this time, minor health problems become harder to treat when the patient doesn't remember. Hearing aids lead a life of their own. An eye operation becomes a maddening experience. Spirituality is a recurrent theme. I share my reliance on help from above, and my regular, informal talks with God. My Catholic father attended a Jewish Day Care Center when it wasn't safe for him to stay home alone. Our story could be anyone's story, only change the names, dates, and places. After hearing about my day, a friend confided, "As bad as my day was, yours is always worse." After reading our story, I hope you will say the same.

Treasury Of Tips Tricks

Autor: Leisure Arts
Publisher: Leisure Arts
ISBN: 1574865722
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Treasury of Tips & Tricks, -More than 650 paper crafting and rubber stamp projects for beginners and advanced paper crafters.