La méthode du « potager en carrés » connaît un succès qui ne se dément pas. Il est esthétique, productif, écologique, ludique et s’adapte aux petites surfaces, y compris les terrasses... Ce succès, Anne-Marie Nageleisen y a grandement contribué avec son précédent livre (et best-seller), Le Potager en carrés, la méthode et ses secrets, reposant sur ses nombreuses années de pratique et d’expérimentation. Dans ce nouvel ouvrage, elle donne au lecteur un condensé pratique de la méthode, en mettant plus particulièrement l’accent sur : La planification optimale des carrés, principale difficulté pour les débutants. Les fiches de culture de 30 légumes et 10 herbes aromatiques, plus complètes et plus illustrées. Ce livre s’adresse à ceux qui souhaitent démarrer un potager en carrés sans rien y connaître. Il constitue également un précieux complément, encore plus pratique, au précédent livre de l’auteur.
Square Foot Gardening
Author: Mel Bartholomew
A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
The New Organic Grower
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
Author: Bill Mollison, David Holmgren
The Beautiful Edible Garden
Author: Leslie Bennett, Stefani Bittner
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Offers a guide to designing a garden of mixed edible and ornamental plants intended to be aesthetically attractive year-round.
Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.
Secrets of the Soil
Author: Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
Gardening For Dummies
Author: Shirley Stackhouse, Jennifer Stackhouse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Brimming with advice, resources and suggested planting choices, this friendly guide shows you step by step how to create the garden of your dreams. From basic cultivation to garden design, this book is just what you need to start playing in the dirt ? even if you?ve never picked up a garden trowel in your life.
Where Are You Now?
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
How far would you go to keep a secret? It has been ten years since 21-year-old Mack went missing. A Columbia University senior, he walked out of his room and has not been seen since. Every year he calls his mother on her birthday, on his birthday, and on Mother's Day. He assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frenzied questions, then hangs up. Even the death of his father on 9/11 does not bring him home. Mack's sister, Caroline, has now endured two family tragedies. Determined to solve the mystery surrounding her brother's disappearance, she sets out to discover the truth. But with it comes a secret that someone will do anything to protect, leading her to a deadly confrontation with an unexpected enemy…
The Bat House Builder's Handbook
Author: Merlin D. Tuttle, Mark Kiser, Selena Kiser
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Since 1994, this handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, and more.
Available in English for the very first time, In the Kitchen with Alain Passard is the first graphic novel to enter the kitchen of a master chef. Over the course of three years, illustrator Christophe Blain trailed acclaimed chef Alain Passard through his kitchens and gardens. With simple yet sublime drawings and thousands of colorful panels, this book gives the reader an inside, uncensored look at the world of Passard, who shocked the food universe in 2001 by removing meat from the menu at his celebrated Paris restaurant, L'Arpege, and dedicating himself to serving vegetables from his own organic farms. This irresistible hardcover combines a portrait of an amazing chef, an inside look at his creative process, and a humorous riff on fine dining culture—plus fifteen recipes for the home kitchen—in one haute cuisine comic book for foodies!
This richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to hydroponic gardening increases readers' harvests to levels they never thought possible. There are many advantages to hydroponics: in addition to providing greater control over the nutrition the plants receive, there are ecological benefits. Efficient use of water and the conservation of nutrients are important environmental considerations. With hydroponics, neither is lost down the drain or into the ground. Another benefit of hydroponic gardening is that plants get all their needs met within a smaller space. Hydroponics for Everybody explores different hydroponic systems and covers everything necessary for garden management, including what to look for in terms of nutrients and mediums and how to treat plant deficiencies. The section on setting up a grow room explains the equipment needed for successful indoor gardening. It covers lighting, ventilation, carbon dioxide, and other basic plant needs, and it offers pointers for controlling noise and odor. The section on organic hydroponics provides important insights and detailed instructions for successful urban gardening and kitchen farming. From the ABCs of basic gardening to high-tech installations and the most guarded secrets everything growers ever wanted to know about hydroponic gardening is here.
An expanded second edition of a guide to a popular new gardening trend profiles eight prototype edible gardens in various U.S. regions and draws on testimonies from homeowners about their experiences of growing food where they live, offering additional insights by leading authorities on edible landscaping and sustainable foods.
A bountiful collection of gardening activities, scientific experiments, art projects, cooking ideas and magic tricks helps youngsters learn about the structure and life cycles of plants as well as offering advice on how to grow their own gardens.