Organic Gardening by John Mason [PDF]
03 January 2017, 08:55
2012 | PDF | 10.85MB
For decades farmers have relied upon chemicals to control pests and diseases in order to produce saleable crops. In the ornamental, vegetable and fruit gardens, reliance on chemical controls has also been the mainstay for many gardeners. Unfortunately, it is only recently that we have become aware that many of these chemicals are dangerous to humans, let alone the environment. Natural gardening has therefore increased in popularity in recent years due to the conscious awareness of safety in the garden, the protection of the environment, plus the desire to produce uncontaminated crops that are healthy to eat. This eBook will show you how to grow your own.
An Orchard Odyssey: Finding and Growing Tree Fruit in the City, Community and Garden [EPUB]
02 January 2017, 04:20
2016 | EPUB | 121.64MB
An Orchard Odyssey is a gloriously illustrated resource for fruit lovers everywhere. Packed with practical ideas and inspiration, it encourages the reader to re-engage with tree fruit in new ways: look at it the right way and everyone can have an orchard. There are many ways of incorporating orchard living into your lifestyle, no matter how busy or short of space you are. Whether you have a few trees already or have always wanted an orchard of your own, this book illuminates the possibilities and enables you to make it a reality.
Covering fruit in the environment, orchard heritage, and the role of the trees in garden and landscape design; An Orchard Odyssey shows you how to plant and care for your trees. Full of inspiring facts and promoting the ‘five trees’ orchard principle of orchards, it encourages the reader to embrace the orchards in a way that is personal to them.
Old-Fashioned Labor-Saving Devices: Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them [EPUB]
19 December 2016, 23:40
2015 | EPUB | 142.94MB
The practical, intriguing American devices contained in this handbook come from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay balers. Designed to speed and simply everything from making your own butter to protecting drain outlets to organizing and storing tools, the easy-to-make mechanisms you’ll find here can be just as useful for today’s farmer as they were for frontier homesteaders.
Discover how to transform odds and ends—scraps of lumber from old building projects, leftover sections of barbed wire, the box spring sitting in the attic—into handy household implements. With the illustrated instructions here, you can make a movable nest for hens, a ribless boat, a contraption to extricate a mired animal, a farm cart with movable racks for larger roads, a wire fence tightener, a fruit picker, a grindstone set and frame, and much more. This book is perfect for the rancher, farmer, craftsman—anyone with a love of the rural life.