Handmade for the Garden [EPUB]

Handmade for the Garden [EPUB]
Handmade for the Garden: 75 Ingenious Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space with DIY Tools, Pots, Supports, Embellishments, and More by Susan Guagliumi
2015 | EPUB | 28.3MB

The DIY craze has moved beyond the craft room and into the garden! Relying on easy-to-find, inexpensive, and repurposed materials, Handmade for the Garden is a treasure trove of original projects that not only make planting and growing efficient and successful but also add a personal touch to the gardenscape. Among the myriad projects in this hardworking book are mini hothouses; painted, stamped, and stenciled terracotta planters; hypertufa and cement pots and decorations; rustic and formal fencing and trellises; plant markers and stakes; and sieves and baskets.

With Handmade for the Garden to inspire them, gardeners of all skill levels will be empowered to experiment with form and function to discover creative, artful ways to personalize and beautify their gardens with handmade objects.

How Plants Work [EPUB]

How Plants Work [EPUB]
How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do by Linda Chalker-Scott
2015 | EPUB | 36.67MB

Why would container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why didn’t the hydrangea that thrived last year bloom this year? Why won’t slugs eat weeds instead of wiping out the vegetable garden? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly have.

In How Plants Work horticulture expert and professor Linda Chalker-Scott uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do. This accessibly written guide covers the science behind plants from the ground up, with information on cells, roots, nutrition, light, and reproduction. A basic understanding of plant physiology can help gardeners tremendously—knowing how mulch works can lead to a reduction in weeds; learning when and where it is best to prune will reduce the need to prune in the future. It can also save time and money; an understanding of the science of plants can help gardeners know what garden products are worth trying and which are best left on the shelf.

This helpful and enthusiastic guide arms gardeners of all levels with the knowledge they need to be better, smarter gardeners.

The City Homesteader [EPUB]

The City Homesteader [EPUB]
The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage by Scott Meyer
2011 | EPUB | 2.43MB

The City Homesteader is the handbook for the world of self-sufficient living. It's about living tangibly in a virtual world. It's about being resourceful, saving money, reducing consumption, and increasing self-reliance. Join the many who are raising backyard chickens in the city and tilling their side yards: tapping into natural energy, managing homes more efficiently, and getting back to the earth.

Explore the homesteading arts:

  • gardening on small and large scales
  • raising dwarf fruit trees
  • sprouting grains
  • smoking meats and fish
  • grinding grains for flour
  • making cheese
  • making wine
  • cellaring
  • heating without fossil fuel
  • harvesting rainwater
  • composting
  • and much more

The City Homesteader provides all the basics, including how to find supplies and step-by-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. Original illustrations throughout help you create your very own homestead on any piece of earth.

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