No-Dig Gardening
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No-Dig Gardening

Raised Beds, Layered Gardening, Container Plants, and More No-Till Techniques

Bella Linde

  1. 200 pages
  2. English
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eBook - ePub

No-Dig Gardening

Raised Beds, Layered Gardening, Container Plants, and More No-Till Techniques

Bella Linde

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About This Book

Discover how to create a weed-free, sustainable, abundant garden with the no-till gardening method! The no-dig or no-till gardening method is an easy and climate-smart technique that is gaining in popularity and revolutionizing the gardening world. This book teaches you everything you need to start and care for a kitchen garden without any digging, watering, or weeding. Too good to be true? Find out for yourself! No-dig gardening is better for the environment, easier on your back, and yields abundant vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Learn everything you need to get started!

  • Layer your garden properly (the lasagna method)
  • Choose the right cover materials
  • When to plant seedlings and when to direct sow
  • How to compost
  • Learn about permaculture techniques
  • Attract the good insects and repel the unwanted ones
  • Recognize common plant diseases

Chock-full of practical tips and designed with gorgeous photos throughout, this is your guide to a healthy, eco-friendly, abundant garden.

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Publisher
Skyhorse
Year
2022
ISBN
9781510770478
INDEX
A
Agrotextile 97
Aminopyralid 94
Åkerstedt, Nils 15
Annuals worth growing 178
Ants 200
Aphids 198
Arthropods 131
Artificial fertilizer 125
B
Bacterial attack 203
Bacteria, beneficial 130
Bark
as cover material 95
terpenes and phenols 96
Beans
spacing 72
exceptions in crop rotation 60
Beets, red 164
Bicarbonate of soda solution
as pest control 196
Biochar 67, 122
Birds 202
Blood meal 120
Bokashi 67, 114
Bone meal 120
Broad (fava) bean 146
Broadcast sowing 54
Brown earth 141
Brown rot (Monilinia fruticola) 206
Butterfly beds 192
C
Cabbage moths 199
Cabbage plants
exceptions in crop rotation 60
Cabbage root fly 200
Carrot 159
fall crop 79
family feud 160
carrot root fly 200
Caucasian/climbing spinach 182
Celeriac 163
Chard 172
Clay soil 23, 140
Climate smarts
No-Dig growing 12
Climbing/Caucasian spinach 182
Clopyralid 94
Clover
in between the beds 90
Clump root disease 60, 206
Cluster planting 75
Colewort 185
Comfrey water 67, 121
Companion planting 74
Compost 117
carbon nitrogen balance 104
processing levels 102
problems and treatments 110
sow in 51
as cover material 96
Compost bed
preparation 25
pros and cons 32
...

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. FOREWORD
  6. NO-DIG GARDENING—THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE
  7. LET’S GET STARTED!
  8. TOOLS
  9. NO-DIG GARDENING METHOD APPLIED
  10. MAXIMIZED HARVESTS
  11. COVER/MULCHING MATERIALS & COMPOST
  12. NUTRITION
  13. SOIL ORGANISMS—THE GARDENER’S TEAMMATES
  14. GEOLOGY
  15. VEGETABLE FAVORITES
  16. POLLINATION & FLOWERS
  17. THUGS IN THE GARDEN BED
  18. SOME COMMON QUESTIONS
  19. INDEX
  20. SOURCES
  21. THANK YOU!