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The Manual of Seed Saving: Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits

by Andrea Heistinger & Ian Miller

Growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs from seed has many benefits for both the gardener and the planet. Seed saving helps gardeners maintain important regional varieties that are well suited for specific conditions,...


Pruning, Training, and Tidying: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

What sets Bob Flowerdew’s Pruning, Training, and Tidying apart from other books on the subject is that it does not advise pruning every single plant in your garden. Rather, as Flowerdew puts it, this guide...


The Polytunnel Handbook: Planning/Siting/Erecting/Using/Maintaining

by Mark Gatter & Andy McKee

A polytunnel can be used as an affordable, low-carbon aid to growing your own food all year round, and this manual looks at all aspects of using a polytunnel, from planning your purchase to harvesting the rewards....


Simple Green Pest and Disease Control: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

One of the biggest challenges of growing an organic garden is keeping away pests and diseases without using harmful pesticides. But as Bob illustrates in this necessary guide for any organic gardener, it is...


How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel: All Year Round

by Mark Gatter & Andy McKee

With all the information you need to use your polytunnel to its full potential, this book shows make the most of this precious covered space. It includes a detailed crop-by-crop guide to the growing year, dedicated...


Plants from Test Tubes: An Introduction to Micropropogation, 4th Edition

by Holly Scoggins & Mark Bridgen

Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte's Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic.

The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised...


Composting: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

The best fertilizer for your organic garden is compost. It’s easy to make, economically friendly, and teeming with nutrients. In this highly useful installment of his Bob’s Basics series, Bob Flowerdew takes...


Companion Planting: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

According to Flowerdew, the key to successful organic gardening is working with nature, rather than against it, to get your plants to thrive. This practice is called companion planting, and it is explained in...


Paradise Found: Growing Tropicals in Your Own Backyard

by Norman Winter

Loaded with plants that conjure visions of tropical islands and pina coladas, this book makes real every gardener's dream of living in a private Eden. Detailed, step-by-step instructions guide gardeners through...


Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

You most likely already know that nurturing a planted seed is necessary for growing a healthy plant. But how do you know the right amount of water to give? What are the best kinds of organic fertilizers? How...


Weeding Without Chemicals: Bob's Basics

by Bob Flowerdew

The nuisance caused by weeds sprouting in your otherwise thriving garden may make you want to reach for the herbicide, but as Flowerdew writes in this installment of his Bob’s Basics series, weed control can...


Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers

by Joseph Tychonievich

It's the holy grail of gardening: a plant that perfectly matches your tastes and the conditions in your garden. The hitch? You're not likely to find it at your local garden center. You're going to have to create...


How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

by Teri Dunn Chace

Unfortunately, invasive plants-like kudzu, ragweed, and Himalayan blackberry-won't go away on their own. Luckily, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants offers a clear, practical solution to an increasingly common...


Gardening, what a passion! A concise gardening manual for beginners

by Barbara Poletti

This manual is for the beginning gardener who has a great passion for plants but little time to learn the art of successfully and satisfyingly cultivating his or her own garden, yard or terrace. Everything the...


Watering Systems for Lawn & Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

by R. Dodge Woodson

This complete handbook is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to buy or install a small-scale irrigation system for the lawn, garden, or backyard. Covers everything from sprinklers and soaker hoses to overhead...


The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden with Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers

by Emily Tepe

 As the fresh food revolution sweeps the nation, more and more people are seeking out delicious offerings from local growers. We have had our fill of tasteless, woody tomatoes from the far reaches of the globe...


Dead Snails Leave No Trails, Revised: Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden

by Janet Hogan Taylor & Loren Nancarrow

A practical guide to repelling indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods, updated with new information on getting rid of bedbugs and dust mites, plus includes updated online resources.

 

If you’ve ever...


Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard

by Pam Penick

A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner....


Square Foot Gardening Answer Book: New Information from the Creator of Square Foot Gardening - the Revolutionary Method Used by 2 Milli

by Mel Bartholomew

 Square Foot Gardening Answer Book is for all of the world's square foot gardeners. The book shows you ways to get more from your gardening efforts. Using proven techniques, appliances and approaches, this...


Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition

by Cass Turnbull

Nothing about pruning is obvious; in fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive, says expert Cass Turnbull. This second edition of her definitive illustrated guide adds 40 percent new material, with more...