Multcolib Research Picks: Kitchen gardening with Timber Press

The Food Lover's Garden
The Food Lover's Garden By Diacono, Mark (Book - 2011 ) 635 D5362f 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book contains practical growing advice and mouthwatering recipes for 40 of the most remarkable fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices and flowers.

The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook
The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook By Bartley, Jennifer R. (Book - 2010 ) 635 B291k 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook is a guide for gardeners who want it all -- the freshness of fruits and vegetables and the beauty and simplicity of hand-picked bouquets.

The Family Kitchen Garden
The Family Kitchen Garden [how to Plant, Grow, and Cook Together] By Liebreich, Karen (Book - 2009 ) 635 L717f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Everyone wants healthy children who choose potatoes over chips and oranges over Oreos, but it isn't always easy to convince a picky child to try something new. The Family Kitchen Garden integrates the garden and kitchen in a simple, fun way that parents and children can enjoy together.

What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?
What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? 100% Organic Solutions for All your Vegetables, From Artichokes to Zucchini By Deardorff, David C. (Book - 2011 ) 635 D2853w 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution.

Free-range Chicken Gardens
Free-range Chicken Gardens How to Create A Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard By Bloom, Jessi (Book - 2012 ) 636.5 B6554f 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the pest plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running.

Teaming With Microbes
Teaming With Microbes The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web By Lowenfels, Jeff (Book - 2010 ) 631.4 L917t 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web -- the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants.

Bees, Wasps, and Ants
Bees, Wasps, and Ants The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens By Grissell, Eric (Book - 2010 ) 595.79 G8698b 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden.

The Truth About Organic Gardening
The Truth About Organic Gardening Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line By Gillman, Jeff (Book - 2008 ) 635.0484 G482t 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Gardeners tend to assume that any organic product is automatically safe for humans and beneficial to the environment - and in most cases this is true. The problem, as Jeff Gillman points out in this fascinating, well-researched book, is that it is not always true, and the exceptions to the rule can pose a significant threat to human health.

How to Grow A School Garden
How to Grow A School Garden A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers By Bucklin-Sporer, Arden (Book - 2010 ) 635 B9249h 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them.

High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening
High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably By Bowe, Alice (Book - 2011 ) 635.048 B7861h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:High-Impact, Low Carbon Gardening is a one-stop reference for making a garden more green. From simple actions like composting household waste, installing a water barrel, or eliminating pesticides to more long-term investments like choosing permeable, locally sourced paving, and planting the most water-wise plants, there are hundreds of large and small choices home gardeners can make to reduce the environmental impact of designing, planting, and tending a garden.

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables
The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables The 100 Easiest-to-grow, Tastiest Vegetables for your Garden By Iannotti, Marie (Book - 2012 ) 635 I118b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat.

Annotation:The NGA offers some great, complete guides to planting, caring for, and harvesting all manner of backyard foods.

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