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Gardening involves knowing about and maintaining all of the different parts of a garden; from the soil and plants to the structures and beneficial microbes. This book is a great starting point for any gardener, amateur or professional; and an opportunity for experienced gardeners to review their knowledge and fill in any gaps they may have in their approach to gardening.

A garden may be as small as a balcony, or as large such as acreage. Anywhere where plants are grown and tended may be considered a garden. Whilst most are at home, other gardens include community gardens, gardens around work premises, botanic gardens, national trust gardens and public parks. Gardening practices can be undertaken in orchards and vineyards through to green walls on city buildings to the plantings in streetscapes. Gardening can also be indoors from green office spaces through to potted plants on a window sill.

When you understand the things that are presented in this book, you make fewer mistakes when you garden. That can save you time and money; and ultimately lead to having a better garden.

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1: APPROACHES TO GARDENING
Ways to Garden
Garden Planning

CHAPTER 2: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting and Using Tools and Machines
Types of Gardening Tools and Equipment
Equipment

CHAPTER 3: PLANTS AND PLANTING
Plant Names
Plant Groups
Planting in Garden Beds
Taking Care of Young Plants
Greenhouses and Shadehouses

CHAPTER 4: GROWING MEDIA AND POTS
Soil Composition
Problems with Organic Materials
Potting Media
Plant Containers

CHAPTER 5: WATERING AND FEEDING
Applying Water to Plants
Trickle Irrigation in Easy Care Gardens
Water Saving Measures
Feeding Plants

CHAPTER 6: PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS

Biological Competitors
Environmental Problems
The Importance of Healthy Soil to Plant Health
Garden Hygiene – Keeping the Garden Healthy
How Water Affects Plant Health
Air, Soil Temperature, Light: Importance to Plant Growth
Biodiversity: The Path to Garden and Plant Health
Plant Protection
Protecting from Cold and Heat
Using Organic Sprays and Dusts
What Makes a Weed?
Using Weedkillers
Weed Identification
Weed Control Methods

CHAPTER 7: PRUNING AND MOWING
Pruning Plants
Grass Surfaces
Maintaining Lawns

CHAPTER 8: GARDENING TECHNIQUES
Organic Gardening
Permaculture
No-dig Gardening
No-Till Planting in Turf
Making Compost
Crop Rotation
Seed Saving
Environmental Horticulture
Integrated Pest Management
Hydroponics
Bonsai





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Introduction to Gardening - PDF ebook Introduction to Gardening - PDF ebook
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