If you have access to a garden, then you can be a gardener. But where do you start? How can you learn about what you need to buy and acquire the basic knowledge to spur you on in this rewarding hobby?
This eBook introduction to gardening will set you off in the right direction. It covers many of the essential aspects in gardening techniques.
Whether you’re just an enthusiastic amateur gardener or investigating the possibility of forging a career as a professional horticulturist, you will find this publication insightful and informative. It’s written by John Mason and other respected horticultural professionals with many years of experience between them.
CHAPTER 1: APPROACHES TO GARDENING
Ways to Garden
CHAPTER 2: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Selecting and Using Tools and Machines
Types of Gardening Tools and Equipment
CHAPTER 3: PLANTS AND PLANTING
Planting in Garden Beds
Taking Care of Young Plants
Greenhouses and Shade houses
CHAPTER 4: GROWING MEDIA AND POTS
Problems with Organic Materials
CHAPTER 5: WATERING AND FEEDING
Applying Water to Plants
Trickle Irrigation in Easy Care Gardens
Water Saving Measures
CHAPTER 6: PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS
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
Protecting from Cold and Heat
Using Organic Sprays and Dusts
What Makes a Weed?
Using Weed killers
Weed Control Methods
CHAPTER 7: PRUNING AND MOWING
CHAPTER 8: GARDENING TECHNIQUES
No-Till Planting in Turf
Integrated Pest Management
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?
- Every home garden owner
- Members of garden clubs.
- Anyone who works in horticulture bur has never studied a comprehensive horticulture course
- Anyone who has a passion for gardening
- Anyone who has made costly or time-consuming mistakes when gardening
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