DIY Easy Fruity Lip Balms: Easy Homemade Fruit And Berry lip Balm RecipesFruits and berries have been used in cosmetics for a long time, because of their skin friendly properties, good scents and nice smell characteristics. We can use fruits and berries in our homemade lip balms and this book will show you how to do it.
Mini Farming: How to Create a Sustainable Organic Garden in Your Backyard You Can Be Proud Of (Small Space Gardening)
Save Space & Save Time Do you want a successful garden or mini farm in your backyard? Do you not know where to start to create a sustainable organic garden? Do you worry that your garden won’t be something to be proud of? Well worry no more. A sustainable organic garden is within reach. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a successful garden or a successful mini farm because this book can help you either way. You can create a sustainable organic garden right in your backyard that you can be proud of with crops that are producing a high and healthy yield. From fruits to vegetables, you can have organic crops that rival anything that you can find at the organic aisle in the store. From making your own fertilizer and compost, to choosing livestock for manure, to maximizing your space and utilizing every inch of what you have, this book can help you along the way. Creating a sustainable organic garden in your backyard doesn’t have to be hard, and with the tips and tricks found in this book it’s even easier. From creating a routine to knowing your containers, everything you need to get started is found in this book. From tips and tricks to a guide on the best soil and plants to actually plant, you’ll get suggestions on it all. Learn how to control pests, weeds, organically fertilize your plants, and get the most out of the plants you decide to plant. Learn how to create a sustainable and organic garden.
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil
The invaluable resource for home food gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in every corner of North America!Everything you loved about the first edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is still here: friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods; and much more.Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 additional vegetables, including an expanded section on salad greens and more European and Asian vegetables. Readers will also find growing information on more fruits and herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a much-requested section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold frames or hoop houses. The impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 than it was in 2000, when Storey published The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels raise urgent questions: How far should we be shipping food? What are the health costs of petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides? Do we have to rely on megafarms that use gasoline-powered machinery to grow and harvest crops? With every difficult question, more people think, "Maybe I should grow a few vegetables of my own." This book will continue to answer all their vegetable gardening questions. Praise for the First Edition:"In every small town, there is a vegetable garden that people go out of the way to walk past. Smith is the guy who grew that garden." — Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times Book Review"An abundance of photographs . . . visually bolster the techniques described, while frequent subheads, sidebars, and information-packed photo captions make the layout user-friendly . . . [Smith's] book is thorough and infused with practical wisdom and a dry Vermont humor that should endear him to readers." — Publisher’s Weekly"Smith . . . clearly explains everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs. . . . " — Library Journal"this book will answer all your questions as well as put you on the path to an abundant harvest. As a bonus, anecdotes and stories make this informative book fun to read." - New York Newsday