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Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally

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First published in 1986, this classic is back in print by popular demand. It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to designing a productive environment using vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes.
It includes descriptions of plants for all temperate habitats, methods for improving soil, tree pruning styles, and gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants. There are sections on attracting beneficial insects with companion plants and using planting to shelter your home from erosion, heat, wind, and cold.

Synopsis:

First published in 1986, this classic is back in print by popular demand. It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to designing a productive environment using vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes.It includes descriptions of plants for all temperate habitats, methods for improving soil, tree pruning styles, and gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants. There are sections on attracting beneficial insects with companion plants and using planting to shelter your home from erosion, heat, wind, and cold.

About the Author

Robert Kourik is a landscape design expert who lives in California

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword by Rosalind Creasy
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1: The Basics of Edible Landscaping
Introduction to Edible Landscaping
Organic Gardening--Myths and Facts
Understanding Your Property
Part 2: Designing Your Edible Landscape
Plan Before You Plant
Energy-Conserving Landscaping
Putting It All Together
Part 3: Growing Vegetables
No-Till Gardening: Less Work, Good Yields
Tillage: A Little More Work, Greater Yields
Growing Healthier Vegetables
Part 4: Growing Tree Crops

Choosing the Best Trees for Your Climate
Roots, Soils, and Rootstocks
Trees of All Sizes
Planting Trees
Pruning Fruit and Nut Trees
Caring for Your Fruit and Nut Trees
Part 5: Biological Balance with Insects
Part 6: Soil Is Health--Improving Soils, Free Fertilizers
Part 7: Mixing Trees, Lawns, Flowers, Herbs, Vines, and Vegetables
Part 8: The Edible Landscape Cookbook
Appendixes
1. Climate Zones
2. Solar Charts
3. Site analysis Survey
4. Deciduous and Evergreen Vines
5. Carbon-to-Nitrogen Ratios and the N-P-K of Compostable Materials
6. Liquid Measure Conversions
7. Sizing Materials for Landscaping

Product Details

ISBN:
9781856230261
Author:
Kourik, Robert
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Creasy, R.
Foreword:
Creasy, R.
Editor:
Kane, Mark
Author:
Kane, Mark
Author:
Kourik, R.
Author:
Creasy, Rosalind
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
11.02x8.24x.77 in. 1.84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1986, this classic is back in print by popular demand. It is the authoritative text on edible landscaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to designing a productive environment using vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes.It includes descriptions of plants for all temperate habitats, methods for improving soil, tree pruning styles, and gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants. There are sections on attracting beneficial insects with companion plants and using planting to shelter your home from erosion, heat, wind, and cold.
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