Master techniques for developing soil, compost, pest control and more, and grow your most abundant vegetable crop yet! Join gardening expert and author Doug Green as he provides you with step-by-step instruction for building cost-effective raised beds, growing strong seedlings and properly hardening them off for plants that will thrive in your garden. Learn about the best way to give your plants nutrition and prepare your soil with organic matter and mulch to provide your seedlings with a healthy home. You'll even discover the key to fast-growing vegetables and find out how to make your very own mini-greenhouse from only two materials! Plus, learn about the importance of crop rotation for great results year after year, and complete your new body of knowledge with helpful watering strategies and pest control thats safe to use on veggies!
Join acclaimed garden author Doug Green in his idyllic Amherst Island, Ontario, home for an inspiring introduction to vegetable gardening. Start with the basics of raised-bed gardening, including planning and construction tips that will result in effective and ergonomic finished beds.
Follow a plant's journey from seed to seedlings as you learn professional tips for starting a successful crop. Doug walks you through the best ways to start your seeds, with considerations for lighting, temperature and creating an ideal starter environment using budget-friendly items. You'll gain professional tips on planting schedules and watering techniques as you discover the best ways to help your seeds thrive.
Composting can be an intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems. Doug explains the most important aspects of composting and provides you with the tools for creating the ideal carbon-to-nitrogen ratios at home. You'll learn how to use everyday items such as food waste, grass and leaves to create a nutrient-rich compost that will transform your crops into a bountiful harvest.
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