• Gardening

Growing from Seed

Author: Alan R. Toogood
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789483782
Category: Gardening
Page: 80
View: 5116
Here are two new competitively priced, compact, full-color guides that focus on a specific gardening topic, solve an array of gardening problems, and present every important plant group. Find the solutions to your gardening problems from the American Horticultural Society's Practical Guides! Select from this ever-growing library of titles for the best gardening advice on plants and plant care, garden design, and garden construction. Growing From Seed includes: How to propagate from seed -- flowering plants, vegetables, fruit, herbs, and tree. Essential know-how -- illustrated guide to propagation materials, tools and equipment; soils and growing media; preparing and germinating seedlings; the importance of garden hygiene. Techniques -- collecting and sowing seeds; propagation techniques; growing on and pricking out; common problems affecting seeds. Plant gallery -- photographic catalog of plants including annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbous plants, fruit, vegetables, herbs, and trees.

    • Technology & Engineering

Growing from Seed

An Introduction to Social Forestry
Author: Celeste Lacuna-Richman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400723177
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 100
View: 3087
Social Forestry and its most well-known variant, Community Forestry, have been practiced almost as long as people have used forests. During this time, forests have provided people with countless goods and services, including wood, medicine, food, clean water and recreation. In making use of forest resources, people throughout history have frequently organized themselves and established both formal and informal rules. However, just as the discipline of Forestry had previously limited and concentrated the function of forests to the timber it provides, the popular understanding of Social Forestry has restricted it to a Forestry sub-topic that deals with welfare, without any connection to income-generation, and is practiced only in developing countries. This volume introduces the concepts of Social Forestry to the student, gives examples of its practice around the world and attempts to anticipate developments in its future. It aims to widen the concept of Social Forestry from a sub-practice within Forestry to a practice that will make Forestry relevant in countries where wood production alone is no longer the main reason for keeping land forested, thereby rediscovering and redefining this important topic.

    • Plant propagation


The Ultimate Guide to Growing Successfully from Seed
Author: Jekka McVicar,Marianne Majerus
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
ISBN: 9781856267830
Category: Plant propagation
Page: 256
View: 5558
This is a fully comprehensive guide to please even the most thorough grower. Beginning with an overview of the nature of seeds, including how they are pollinated and fertilised, Jekka McVicar draws on her extensive experience of farming herbs, describing when and how to harvest, sort and store each seed.

    • Gardening

A Guide to Tomato Growing from Seed to Harvest

Author: George E. Whitehead
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447483766
Category: Gardening
Page: 32
View: 3687
This early work on tomato cultivation is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains information on potting, pollination, ventilation and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

    • Gardening

Starting Seeds

How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342850X
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
View: 1273
Get a jump on the gardening season! In this Storey BASICS® guide, Barbara Ellis provides the basic information that you need to start a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Ellis shares simple, proven techniques for sowing seeds, managing indoor plants, and creating proper growing conditions so your seedlings can thrive. Packed with expert advice suitable for both beginners and experienced gardeners, Starting Seeds will inspire you to plant a seed and watch it grow.

    • Gardening

Growing Trees from Seed

A Practical Guide to Growing Native Trees, Vines and Shrubs
Author: Henry Kock,Paul L. Aird,John D. Ambrose,Gerald E. Waldron
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554073634
Category: Gardening
Page: 280
View: 1180
Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.

    • Gardening

Seed to Seed

Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener
Author: Suzanne Ashworth,Kent Whealy
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0988474905
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 9020
A complete seed-saving guide of 160 vegetables, including detailed info on each vegetable.

    • Gardening

From Seed to Skillet

A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love
Author: Susan Heeger,Jimmy Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452107637
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 5690
Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.

    • Science

Growing Orchids from Seed

Author: Philip Seaton,Margaret Ramsay
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842460917
Category: Science
Page: 83
View: 4236
Eighty-eight lavishly illustrated pages of coloured drawings and photographs explain everything from selecting the right kit, through to planting your own seed-raised plants in the greenhouse, teaching you step-by-step how to grow orchids confidently, successfully and professionally. Written for the amateur and the professional without access to sophisticated laboratory equipment and chemicals, Growing Orchids from Seed contains all you need to know to become an expert.

    • Gardening

The New Seed Starter's Handbook

Author: Nancy Bubel
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780878577521
Category: Gardening
Page: 385
View: 9818
Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden

    • Gardening

From Seed to Bloom

How to Grow Over 500 Annuals, Perennials & Herbs
Author: Eileen Powell
Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company
Category: Gardening
Page: 312
View: 6339
A Gardener's Easy Reference Guide to Growing more than 500 Flowers and Herbs from Seed -- It's Simple and Fun When You Know How! Plant by plant, From Seed to Bloom is a one-stop reference -- containing everything you need to know in order to germinate and grow more than 500 genera of flowering plants. Each plant entry includes such essential information as hardiness zones, directions for sowing seeds indoors and out, spacing, and germination time and requirements. From Seed to Bloom also covers: -- When to transplant seedlings outdoors -- Light and soil requirements -- Propagation techniques -- General plant care -- Flowering season -- How to encourage blooms From Seed to Bloom puts all the information gardeners need most into one handbook -- no more searching a variety of books, seed catalogs, and old seed packets for essential instructions. The advantages of germinating seeds yourself are many: Growing from seed is usually less expensive than buying mature plants, especially for mass plantings. Germinating and growing the plants yourself ensures that your plants are as healthy as possible. Also, unusual, exotic, or marginally hardy plants that are often unavailable at nurseries may be obtainable in the form of seed. From Seed to Bloom helps you grow the flowering plants that you see in magazines but can never find.

    • Gardening

Making More Plants

The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation
Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123450
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 9747
For people who love gardens, propagation—the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want—is gardening itself. In this paperback reissue of the successful book Making More Plants, Druse, one of America’s foremost gardening authorities, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, along with more than 500 photographs. Based on years of personal research, this is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step.

    • Gardening

Saving Seeds

The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Author: Marc Rogers
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122418
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 6224
Enjoy a delicious bounty of heirloom vegetables every year. Marc Rogers guides you through the time-honored and cost-effective tradition of collecting seeds from this year’s harvest to grow next year’s crop. Learn how to select and store seeds from proven varieties of more than 100 common vegetables and flowers. Through saving seeds and growing heirloom plants you’ll not only have a thriving garden every summer, you’ll be saving money and preserving local flavors at the same time.

    • Gardening

Your Backyard Herb Garden

A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More
Author: Miranda Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780875969947
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 1225
A basic guide to growing more than fifty of the most popular garden herbs, includes detailed planting and harvesting instructions, and recipes for seasonings, vinegars, oils, jellies, breads and teas

    • Flower gardening

Garden Flowers from Seed

Author: Christopher Lloyd,Graham Rice
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140468489
Category: Flower gardening
Page: 276
View: 6620
Originally published in 1991 and now available in paperback, a conversational-style debate on the choices, techniques and methods of raising flowers from seed which draws on the occasionally differing opinions and experience of both authors.

    • Gardening

The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom

Author: Eileen Powell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580175173
Category: Gardening
Page: 528
View: 1189
A comprehensive, richly illustrated reference on how to grow plants from seed provides everything a gardener needs to know about germinating, growing, and cultivating more than five hundred different types of flowering plants, furnishing essential information on light, soil, spacing requirements, climate, general plant care, and propagation, with quick-reference charts covering more than one thousand species. Original.

    • Gardening

Annuals, or flowers which can be grown from seed in one year

A lecture, with additions, delivered before the Royal horticultural society of England, February 10, 1931
Author: Leonard Goodheart Sutton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 83
View: 754

    • Gardening

Burpee Seed Starter

A Guide to Growing Flower, Vegetable, and Herb Seeds Indoors and Outdoors
Author: Maureen Heffernan
Publisher: Ball Publishing
ISBN: 9780028610023
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 3748
Discusses indoor and outdoor cultivation, how to purchase seed, seed viability, gardening equipment, planting charts, light requirements, and planting dates