!!> EPUB ❄ Don't Throw In the Trowel!: Vegetable Gardening Month by Month: Easy-Growing Gardening Series, Book 1 ✿ Author Melinda R. Cordell – Tactical-player.co.uk
At Last, Help For Home Food Gardeners The Simple, Month By Month Layout Of Don T Throw In The Trowel Will Help Gardeners Grow A Bounty Of Vegetables, Fruits, And Herbs Grow Luscious Tomatoes, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Melons, And , And Enjoy All The Fresh Produce And Give The Surplus To Family And Friends That Your Garden Grows Using These Easy Tips Don T Throw In The Trowel Vegetable Gardening Month By Month Is Fun For Every Locavore Who Wants To Cart Tomatoes Out Of The Garden By The Wagonful Even If You Ve Never Been A Farmer Or A Gardener Before, This Vegetable Gardening Audiobook Covers Everything You Need To Know To Get Started Here You Can Find Specific Information About Starting Seeds, Transplanting, Mulching, Organic Fertilizers, Dealing With Pest And Disease Problems, Compost, And Of Course, Information About Different Vegetables And Helpful Advice On How To Grow Them You Can Also Find Information About Square Foot Gardening, Beneficial Insects And Insect Pests , Easy Ways To Keep Weeds Down, And Ways To Extent The Growing Season Into The Winter Months Using Cold Frames And Floating Row Covers What S , The Methods Used In This Audiobook Are Those To Save Time And Save Your Poor Back And Joints Gardening Can Hurt Sometimes As The Author Can Attest After Having Been Felled By A Bad Back During Her Horticulture Days This Audiobook Is Full Of Ways To Keep You From Ending Up The Way She Did Many Organic Methods Actually Help Make Gardening Easier For Instance, Putting Down A Thick Layer Of Mulch Early In The Year Helps You Keep Weeds Down, Reduce Watering, Add Organic Matter To The Soil, And Keep The Plants Cool In The Summer Heat Grow Heirloom Vegetables For A Reliable, Colorful Crop And You Can Keep Using The Seeds From These Plants Years After Year Most Of All, This Audiobook Also Leads You On A Month By Month Tour Of The Vegetable Garden, So You Can Keep Up With What Needs To Be Done This Month And Look Ahead So You Can Be Ready For Next Month It S Always Good To Grow Your Own Vegetables, Especially With Concerns About How Far Grocery Store Produce Is Shipped, Concerns About The Environment, And Concerns About The Future But There S Also A New Understanding Of How Good It Is To Get Outside And Work With Plants, And How Delicious Those First Sun Warmed Tomatoes Are, And How Good A Newly Picked Strawberry Tastes, And How Astonished Your Toddler Is When She Pulls Up Her First Carrot There S Nothing On Earth That Can Beat That Loved her style almost felt like having her right here chatting with me or in a very small, friendly classroom a quick easy read I also liked her month by month approach I am never thinking in Feb when it is cold wet that I really should be getting seeds started for setting out in spring that to do so, I d better have gotten the stuff ready even sooner I mean, I know you have to do it, but it just does not feel like the time for it as soon as it really needs to be done She also covers square foot gardening, maintenance of equipment, etc I have been making veggie gardens since I was a kid even swapped an engine out in my 4x4 truck myself years ago, so I am not a novice, but still found the book useful interesting She also gives links to other useful resources, seed info sites, etc. Let me start out by clarifying that my thumb has never been green whatsoever, yet I still try to garden every year Despite my clear lack of skills, I always have grandiose ideas a beautiful vegetable garden It turns out that perhaps my biggest room for improvement was just learning from my previous mistakes This year, I have started to keep a journal so I can see next year what went wrong and what not to do again Who knew you could forget what you did an entire year ago I m certainly nowhere near where I would like to be, but I wish I had had this book years ago, if only to make me feel a little better to know that plants are very forgiving and to just keep trying through trial and error.I can t recommend this book enough Other gardening books are intimidating, but this one is practical and often times pretty funny. I love the way the author writes this It s really fun to read Did I learn anything new Not really, but it s good basic information. I should probably be named Agent Orange for my luck in growing plants That being said, Melinda Cordell makes it sound like it might be possible for me to have a successful garden Her writing style is approachable and understandable Her division of labor in a month by month way is very helpful So too was her beginning explanation of it being a Zone 5 book, though Zone 4 and 6 readers will easily be able to make the few week adaption to the calendar style of the book.Down to earth explanations of seed germination, planting times, fertilization for plants like corn and garden structure make this book a useful one throughout the growing season and during the dormant times of winter Seed packet pictures and other illustrations throughout the book make it artistically enjoyable as well as informative.I m still not sure I ll manage a successful garden, but Author Cordell s advice makes it much likely.I was given a copy of this book, and I have chosen to review it. This book was okay It was written for those in zone 5 gardening areas, and I m in zone 7 I was still able to take away from this book some tips and pointers.With that being said, the author did repeat herself many times, which is a pet peeve of mine Also, she went into talking about first aid at a couple of points in the book, which I really did not see a point of I guess living in the south, we already know how to deal with heat stroke and exhaustion This book would be good for someone just starting to garden.