The Ultimate Guide to Soil

The Ultimate Guide to Soil
Author : Anna Hess
Publisher : Skyhorse
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN 10 : 1634507703
ISBN 13 : 9781634507707
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Soil Book Description:

Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you. The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, you’ll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops. Don’t forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and don’t match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings. With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!

The Ultimate Guide to Self Reliant Living

The Ultimate Guide to Self Reliant Living
Author : Jay Cassell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 800
Release : 2013-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781628735581
ISBN 13 : 1628735589
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Self Reliant Living Book Description:

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and arranged by Jay Cassell, you’ll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you’ll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living were written by some of today’s most respected outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Through the information on these pages, you will learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: Hunting, fishing, and trapping Foraging Growing and preparing your own food Animal husbandry Living off the grid Building barns and outbuildings Green living Country skills Alternative energy, such as solar panels and windmills Primitive survival skills, such as making fires and finding shelter

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food
Author : Monte Burch
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2011-07-07
ISBN 10 : 9781628730067
ISBN 13 : 1628730064
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food Book Description:

Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, and concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits. Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof-top gardening into a great and healthy food source. And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless! The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family. Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing. Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming
Author : Nicole Faires
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2016-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9781510703933
ISBN 13 : 1510703934
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming Book Description:

How to maximize your food production in an urban environment. The idea of bringing agriculture into the city has been promoted by many on both sides of the political fence: proponents of sustainability and prevention of climate change as well as those who worry about government and social instability. To address the urgent need for a shift in the way our food is produced, The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming offers a practical education in everything there is to know about city agriculture: how to grow a lot of food in any kind of urban living situation, from apartment to full-scale commercial venture. Subjects covered include: • Small scale vs. large scale agriculture • The economic, social, health, and environmental impacts of urban farming • Making the most of the space available • The latest technologies and developments in agriculture, including: hydroponics, vertical gardening, and aquaponics • Case studies and design concerns for community-based farming • The best plant species for cities and seasons • Beekeeping and small animals • Commercial agriculture and the business side of farming in a city environment This comprehensive guide will introduce readers to the rewarding possibilities of growing their own food, as well as dispel the falsehood that says we need faraway factory farms to produce everything we eat.

The Ultimate Guide to Soil Compost

The Ultimate Guide to Soil Compost
Author : Waston Collins Ph D
Publisher :
Total Pages : 110
Release : 2020-05-03
ISBN 10 : 9798642849323
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Soil Compost Book Description:

INTRODUCTIONThe соmроѕtіng рrосеѕѕ is a complex interaction bеtwееn thе waste аnd the microorganism's wіthіn thе wаѕtе. Thе microorganisms that саrrу оut this process fall into thrее grоuрѕ bacteria, fungі, and асtіnоmусеtеѕ. Actinomycetes аrе a form of fungi-like bасtеrіа that brеаk dоwn оrgаnіс matter. Thе fіrѕt ѕtаgе оf thе bіоlоgісаl activity is thе соnѕumрtіоn оf еаѕіlу аvаіlаblе ѕugаrѕ bу bасtеrіа, whісh causes a fаѕt rise in tеmреrаturе. Thе ѕесоnd ѕtаgе involves bacteria and actinomycetes thаt саuѕе сеllulоѕе breakdown. Thе lаѕt ѕtаgе іѕ concerned wіth thе brеаkdоwn of thе tоughеr lіgnіnѕ by fungі. Get This Copy To Learn More About Soil Compost

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading
Author : Nicole Faires
Publisher : Skyhorse
Total Pages : 608
Release : 2011-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9781626367463
ISBN 13 : 1626367469
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading Book Description:

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.

Seeds

Seeds
Author : Jekka McVicar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924089420545
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds Book Description:

Hydroponics Aquaponics Aeroponics

Hydroponics  Aquaponics  Aeroponics
Author : Lara Darling
Publisher :
Total Pages : 383
Release : 2019-10-26
ISBN 10 : 1702814580
ISBN 13 : 9781702814584
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydroponics Aquaponics Aeroponics Book Description:

Would you like to learn the art of growing vegetables, fruits and herbs without soil? If yes, then this 3-BOOKS guide is for you. Imagine planting any plant without any need for soil. Imagine thinking of your garden, managing its spaces better and increasing the number of plants to grow in it. Imagine raising vegetables and fishes at the same time. All this is not only possible, but it is also very easy, thanks to this step by step guide, consisting of three books. In the FIRST book (HYDROPONICS) you will discover: 20 advantages of Hydroponics; top 5 plants for a new hydroponic gardens; transplanting techniques; how to set up your own hyproponic garden (step by step); 7 common mistake to avoid in hydroponics; ...and moreover. In the SECOND book (AQUAPONICS) you will discover: What Aquaponics is; Advantages of aquaponics; How to design a aquaponic system at home; Which are the most recommended plants and fishes; How to make profit from aquaponics; ...and moreover. In the THIRD book (AEROPONICS) you will discover: What Aeroponics is; Advantages of aeroponics; How to design a aeroponic system at home; Which are the most recommended plants; How to make profit from aeroponics; ...and moreover. Throughout the ultimate century, scientists and horticulturists experimented with one-of-a-kind methods of hydroponics. This 3-books guide brings together all these notions and guides you to the best possible goal: a garden without soil. Buy your paperback copy of this book and get the kindle version for free, so that you can take all this knowledge with you anywhere and anytime.

Seeds

Seeds
Author : Sam Bittman
Publisher : Bantam
Total Pages : 243
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : UVA:X001591463
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds Book Description:

Explains how to plan and cultivate a garden, describes popular vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and lists their care requirements

Teaming With Microbes

Teaming With Microbes
Author : Sarah Richardson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN 10 : 1709930896
ISBN 13 : 9781709930898
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaming With Microbes Book Description:

When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You'll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life-not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms.