Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: House & Home
Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.
Freeman gives tips on gardening year-round in greenhouses, with information on selecting equipment, preparing the soil, watering, regulating heat and light, starting seeds, fighting pests, transplanting, and hardening off--all presented in a lively, down-to-earth manner. 98 drawings.
Are you a gardening newbie who wants to know the ins and outs of what the functions of a greenhouse are and how to maintain it or perhaps a veteran of gardening who knows how to grow your own food but wants to find a way to garden all year round? Are you looking for greenhouse plans or perhaps how to build a greenhouse in an easy to understand and comprehensive format? Do you want to have the ultimate Building Greenhouses Book? For someone who loves gardening and the ability to grow your own food, knowing how to build a greenhouse is a great thing to know. It enables you to customize your greenhouse according to the area and climate you are in plus the type of plants that you want to have. The book consists of 9 full chapters discussing all you need to know about building greenhouses. From functions, guidelines to follow, supplies to use, how to make the green house system work and understand its components, plans for greenhouses, ideal sizes, designs and structures, maintaining humidity level, paneling that you should use and how to use it and of course, how to succeed in keeping greenhouses. With everything that an avid gardener needs to know about how to build a greenhouse, the Building Greenhouses Book is an indispensable tool for every person who loves to garden and would love to have a greenhouse or is planning on building one. What's even better is that this Building Greenhouses Book is a perfect gift for yourself or for anyone who loves gardening. Ever fancied wild roses on a winter day? How about some tulips in autumn? A plump tomato in early spring perhaps? Then grab a copy of Building Greenhouses: The Easy Guide for Constructing Your Greenhouse and start working on the perfect greenhouse or greenhouses for your gardening needs today.
Discusses selecting a greenhouse style and location, building techniques, and operating and maintaining a greenhouse, supplies plans for various styles, and suggests projects for growing vegetables, flowers, and other plants.
"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosign the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!
Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: House & Home
Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummiesis a practical guide that will show you how to handle all thebasics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops toraising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how todecide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants,and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and startgrowing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jumpfrom your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside.You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farminglifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learneverything you need to know about property and how to access apower supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animalswould work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquirethem and what you need to know about caring for them properly.You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whetheryou’re better off with subsistence farming or a moreambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun andthe top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby FarmingFor Dummies will help you discover how you can live thesimple life.
If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted's Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted's Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.
Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
Release Date: 2011-03-01
DIVOne of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape greenery. This book has plans and step by step for constructing and appointing greenhouses of several varieties, from glass-wall to hoophouse; some from kits, some from scratch; also includes plans and steps for other garden structures and accessories. Includes projects suitable to homes and landscapes of all types—urban, suburban, and rural. /div
Author: Rachel Kaplan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: House & Home
The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.
The "Heinemann Science Scheme" offers an approach to the QCA's Scheme of Work. Teacher's resource packs provide support with lesson planning, with each chapter matching the Scheme of Work, and in-built assessment.
Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
Author: Sal Gilbertie
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that dried, packaged products simply can’t. Now, anyone with access to a few square yards of soil (or even a sunny patio or windowsill) can enjoy the punch and pungency that only come from fresh herbs, hand-picked from the garden. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up demonstrates how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens that are delightful to the eye as well the palate. Designed to supply herbs for a wide range of flavors as well as a pleasing balance of colors, there are gardens to suit every taste and cooking trend, including a French chef’s repertoire, an Italian trattoria’s menu, the aromatic seasonings of Asia, the closer-to-home flavors of American barbecue, and the piquant profiles for a Tex-Mex feast. There are herbs for flavoring fish and game, soups and salads, bread and other baked goods, and, for the mixologists among us, even herbs for the home cocktail bar. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up offers historical insight, provides starting-from-scratch, season-to-season basics for planting in the present, and looks forward to the bright future of urban and suburban growing trends.