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Whether you want indoor space for orchids and blooming tropicals or a year-round site to grow vegetables and cut flowers, you'll discover a whole new world of gardening in a greenhouse with this book in hand. It provides plans and building tips, advice on kits and equipment, and proven growing techniques. It's the complete guide to creating and using your indoor paradise.
The Indoor Plant Bible: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Indoor, Greenhouse, and Patio Plants
Indoor gardeners who open this comprehensive guide will discover imaginative ways to transform any homeas interior into a bountiful Eden. The author shares her foolproof indoor gardening secrets and offers tips on providing optimum growing conditions for a wide variety of plants. She opens with advice on what to look for when choosing and buying indoor plants. Readers are then instructed on how to determine the best location for each plant within the house, with attention to such factors as light and temperature. They will find extensive information on pots and potting, pruning, fertilizing, plant propagation, and feeding and watering requirements for each variety. Profiled in these pages is a wide range of house plants, including colorful geraniums and cineraria, ambient ferns and palms, and the more exotic orchids and cacti. "The Indoor Plant Bible "is beautifully illustrated with more than 400 color photos.
The StarterHouse??? design is compact and lightweight for easy transport, setup and take down. No assembly is required. The 100% waterproof Gro-Tec??? material is UV resistant with rip stop protection for longer life of your greenhouse. The StarterHouse??? has 4 vent openings in the top to provide optimum air circulation. With the vents open, outside air circulates throughout the StarterHouse??? to prepare plants for planting in outdoor conditions. With the vents closed, your plants remai
The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend thatas taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with "The New Organic Grower" published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.Now, with his long-awaited new book, "The Winter Harvest Handbook," anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from "The New Organic Grower" and "Four-Season Harvest," this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Colemanas own farm.His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it ajust canat be done.a