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Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom: Time-Tested Tips and Techniques for Creating a Natural, Sustainable Outdoor Space

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"When your garden contains lots of earthworms, your soil is good." This maxim may not sound familiar, but before the days of landscapers and lawn-maintenance companies, this type of knowledge was common. Gardening skills were passed down from generation to generation, and yards were personal places that flourished under the care of time-tested wisdom. Today the pace of life is faster, and modern advances make gardening tasks easier, but we can all benefit from the techniques and common-sense advice of the past to have beautiful, fruitful gardens now.

With Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom, anyone can:

  • Develop a dream, green garden without spending a fortune
  • Grow an organic and eco-friendly garden with minimum fuss and maximum taste
  • Discover how to collect and save seeds
  • Make your own compost and learn "no-dig" gardening
  • Make a cold frame and protect plants from frost
  • Repel moles with castor oil, prevent mice with the right plants, and make herbal insect repellents
  • Find out the best way to prune a hedge, tree, or climbing flower
  • Know which gardening tasks to do for each season
  • Raise a panel fence and use recycled materials for landscaping
  • Plant raised beds and container gardens, and build a natural grape arbor
  • Discover how companion planting can discourage harmful pests and encourage growth
  • Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom has full-color step-by-step illustrated instructions that will bring new knowledge to gardeners of all levels. Soon you'll be adding fireplace ashes to the garden to give it a potassium boost and using your elbow to see if the soil is warm enough for planting. With this insightful book, you'll discover why sage advice never goes out of style.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781606520420
    Author:
    Ryrie, Charlie
    Publisher:
    Reader's Digest Association
    Author:
    Ryrie, Charlie
    Author:
    Halpern, Angie
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Gardening
    Subject:
    Gardens -- Design.
    Subject:
    Gardening : General
    Subject:
    General Gardening
    Edition Description:
    Hardback - Paper Over Boards
    Publication Date:
    20110231
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    from 12
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    176
    Dimensions:
    9.96 x 7.82 x 1.05 in 1.87 lb
    Age Level:
    17-17

    Related Subjects

    Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
    Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
    Home and Garden » Gardening » General
    Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
    Home and Garden » Gardening » Organic Gardening

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