A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
Gardening in the Tropics contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior's rich vein of humour can turn wry and then sharp in satire of colour-consciousness, class-consciousness and racism. But her predominant tone is the verbal equivalent of a pair of wide-open arms.
Eden is unique as a botanic garden in that is young enough for all the people who conceived it to be around and accessible; and all those who planted it, and learnt from the experience are still there and able to share their knowledge of the triumphs and successes of each habitat and each plant.Written and photographed during a year spent with Eden's experts, Gardening at Eden focuses on all the different habitats of Eden and how they are gardened; all the techniques used and lessons learned; how these can be translated to the domestic garden; the 21st-century gardening tips taken straight from Eden's pioneering work; and the stories and anecdotes of a brand new botanic garden. Ever wondered if you could grow bananas - or what else you could grow to get that tropical effect; how to achieve the smells of the Mediterrannean in Cumbria; why Eden grow a certain climber up the banks of the pit: what purpose it serves and whether that might be helpful in your precipitous plot? Genuinely inspirational, full of practical advice and lavishly illustrated with 300 specially commissioned photographs.
Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits