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Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

Author : Peter Burke
ISBN : 9781603586160
Genre : Gardening
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The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Author : Elizabeth Millard
ISBN : 9781591865933
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 64. 26 MB
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If you make good plant choices and create a hospitable indoor environment, you can grow practically any produce you want indoors. Millard shows you how-- with a little patience and the right equipment-- you can grow heartier herbs and produce all year round.

Microgreens A Guide To Growing Nutrient Packed Greens

Author : Eric Franks
ISBN : 142361030X
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 60. 75 MB
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MICROGREENS A Guide to Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens DUBBED A CULINARY BUZZWORD by National Public Radio, microgreens-vegetables harvested soon after sprouting-are expected to be one of 2009's hottest food trends. With simple instruction, Microgreens teaches how to plant, grow, and harvest microgreens from one's own garden. The small amount of space needed to grow microgreens-a porch, patio, deck, or balcony will do-allows anyone to easily incorporate them into their daily meals, and the greens' nutritional potency make them a must-eat in a healthy diet. INCLUDES THESE MICROGREENS: Amaranth Arugula Basil Beet Broccoli Celery Chard Cilantro Cress Endive Mustard Pac Choi Pea Purple Cabbage Radish Tokyo Bekana

Indoor Edible Garden

Author : Zia Allaway
ISBN : 1465456872
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 29. 22 MB
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Grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in your home that look amazing and taste even better with Indoor Edible Garden. Featuring 28 innovative step-by-step projects, Indoor Edible Garden is a highly visual guide full of practical tips and stylish ideas for how to create edible indoor gardens using whatever space you have available--from balconies and windowsills to countertops, walls, and even ceilings. Inspiring from the start, this book shows off its lush garden projects through beautiful design and full-color photographs. Reference more than 30 profiles of the top herbs, edible flowers, fruiting plants, and vegetables, then, follow DIY project templates to grow your gardens into beautiful home decor. The step-by-step instructions include how to create a hanging garden "globe" with chili and basil plants, how to make the growing area for herbs just right so they will flourish, and more. Plus, Indoor Edible Garden includes straightforward explanations of scientific methods such as artificial lighting and hydroponics and key techniques for planting, drainage, and harvesting. Indoor Edible Garden helps create stunning and edible home decor so your living space will be fruitful--and beautiful--all year round.

Sprout Garden

Author : Mark Mathew Braunstein
ISBN : 1570670730
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 22. 89 MB
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One of the first books out about growing sprouts, this book teaches you everything you need to know to grow sprouts successfully. Includes: * growing techniques for sprouts including broccoli * health information on alfalfa sprouts & brocolli sprouts * lots of delicious recipes * sources for sprouting equipment and seeds

Miniscapes

Author : Clea Cregan
ISBN : 1743791402
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 80. 2 MB
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Create miniature landscapes for your home or office, or as unique gifts for loved ones Terrariums offer the perfect green solution for the apartment or city dweller who is starved of nature but lacks space, time, or patience for outdoor projects. Now everyone can create a miniature landscape, all arranged within a clear glass container. Miniscapes guides you step-by-step through the process of putting together your own beautiful living sculpture that can be adored all year round. It offers 16 innovative projects that cover four different biomes: Desert, Forest, Carnivorous, and Air plants. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, tapping into the upcycled/recycled trend. It covers all the basics of soil and rocks, moss, tools, propagation, choosing your plants and containers, and assembling your tiny landscape. Terrariums bring people and nature together without even going outside.

Sprouts The Miracle Food

Author : Steve Meyerowitz
ISBN : 1878736043
Genre : Cooking
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Step-by-step, learn how to grow delicious indoor greens and baby vegetables -- in just one week from seed to salad. Includes extensive nutrition charts, seed resources, and questions and answers with Sproutman.

Fresh Food From Small Spaces

Author : R.J. Ruppenthal
ISBN : 9781603581455
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 44. 46 MB
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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.

The Wild Wisdom Of Weeds

Author : Katrina Blair
ISBN : 9781603585170
Genre : Nature
File Size : 54. 86 MB
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

Miniature Moss Gardens

Author : Megumi Oshima
ISBN : 4805314354
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 75. 16 MB
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Miniature Moss Gardens presents expert advice and techniques from the birthplace of miniature gardening—Japan. Friendly enough for total beginners and full of ideas and tips that experienced gardeners will love to read about, this moss gardening book brings you information on the following: Finding and collecting moss Cultivation and maintenance Choosing soils and other components Designing your garden for visual effect Choosing the best plants for your mini garden How to make a perfect Kokedama or moss ball Enhancing your moss garden with rocks and other elements How to make a gorgeous terrarium and much more! A section on finding moss on city streets, parks and mountains opens your eyes to the beauty that's all around you every day! Moss can be gathered to make a complete and perfect miniature gardening world. Let this fun Japanese gardening book set you on the path to a deeply satisfying new way of expressing yourself. With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions you will be creating your own Moss Garden in no time!

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