The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
17 October 2013, 02:55
2013 | EPUB | 50.25MB
Accept no substitutes! America’s oldest continuously published periodical and best-loved annual is often imitated but never equaled. This is the one, the only, Old Farmer’s Almanac!
Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, the Almanac for 2014 promises to be "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," fulfilling once again (for the 222nd time) the mission set forth in 1792 by its founder, Robert B. Thomas. In addition to its 80 percent–accurate weather, this year’s signature mix of wit and wisdom, tips and advice, forecasts and fun includes:
- an astronomy quiz to test your Sky-Q
- anglers’ six favorite fish and secrets to hooking them
- vegetables and other perennial edibles to grow
- the time in our lives: where it goes, ways to make the most of it, and more
- the whole truth about whole grains
- how to get bitten by a pet (if you’re not careful)
- rings around Earth (think Saturn) that might influence our weather
- health tips for each zodiac sign
- envelope and napkin jottings that changed the world
- plus: Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, historic trivia, gardening tables, best days, and too much more to mention!
Added value this year:
- 80 full-color pages
- full-color winter and summer weather maps
- updated Reference section
The New York Times Garden Book [Revised Edition]
15 October 2013, 09:25
1973 | EPUB | 24.22MB
Every Sunday, leading horticultural experts writing in the garden pages of The New York Times provide practical advice on almost every phase of gardening--from lawn care to pruning espalier trees; from pest control to terrace landscaping; from old-fashioned rose culture to the selection of exotic house plants . . . with new articles on current concerns--organic gardening, pest control without pesticides, the use of herbicides to control lawn weeds, the use of mulches--and space-saving suggestions such as how to grow strawberries in barrels and tubs, gardens in "hothouse bottles, and many more.
This book goes beyond the ordinary reference manual on workaday chores to give you a rich collection of exciting garden ideas--many new, but all tried and tested . . . The New York Times Garden Book will stimulate you to a keener awareness of the vast gardening potentials at your command, whether you have a tiny plot or elaborate acres.
The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture
15 October 2013, 09:24
2013 | EPUB | 8.2MB
Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as gardeners who are ready to take their organic gardening to the next level are discovering the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you.
The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture teaches gardeners of every skill — with any size space — how to live in harmony with both nature and neighbors to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Permaculture teacher Christopher Shein highlights everything you need to know to start living off the land lightly, including how to create rich, healthy, and low-cost soil, blend a functional food garden and decorative landscape, share the bounty with others, and much more.
This inspiring, easy-to-follow, information-packed, practical guide will help you transform your garden into a food forest that feeds you for years to come.