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Starting a New Garden (VOL. 1): How to Transform Your Yard and Patio Into Beds and Container Gardens (Growing Organic Vegetables at Home)

Starting a New Garden (VOL. 1): How to Transform Your Yard and Patio Into Beds and Container Gardens (Growing Organic Vegetables at Home) [Kindle Edition]

R.J. Ruppenthal
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Ready to start a new garden? Looking forward to enjoying your own organic tomatoes, corn, squash, lettuce, potatoes, green beans, peppers, and more? There's only one problem so far: you've never done this before. If you're a first-time gardener or have more plans than know-how, then read on. This short book will show you all you need to know to start your own organic vegetable garden at home.

Contents include:

Introduction: Getting a Fast Start on a Sustainable Garden

1. Choosing the Best Spot for Your Garden
Sunlight, warmth, soil quality, drainage, vegetables from the shade

2. How to Transform a Lawn or Yard Space
What is lush, green, and beautiful? Grow some veggies in your yard!

3. Planning and Measuring the Beds
Using your space, linear and artistic beds, planning the width and length, pathways

4. Digging Up the Soil with a Sharp Shovel
Sharpening your shovel or spade, how to dig through the sod and till your soil

5. Making Garden Beds and Improving Your Soil
Improving your soil with organic matter, building your soil's health

6. Determining How Much Organic Matter You'll Need
Converting to three dimensions, mixing in soil amendments, forming your beds

7. Testing Your Soil's pH and Fertility
Conducting your own evaluation, getting a professional test, or skipping it

8. Layered Composting
An affordable way to create some rich garden soil, a.k.a. lasagna garden beds

9. Vertical Growing
When space is tight, here are some tips to help you grow vegetables vertically

10. How to Start a Garden on a Patio or Hard Surface
Stone patios, concrete walkways, and hard rooftops are great places for gardens

11. Making Raised Beds (Just About) Anywhere
The most productive way to grow vegetables...almost anywhere!

12. How to Start a Productive Container Garden
You can grow lots of vegetables in any sized space

13. Watering Systems for Lazy Gardeners
If you have a busy life and not enough time to garden, this will help

14. Where to Go From Here
Next comes the fun part, which is covered in VOLUME 2

How do you turn your lawn into a fertile garden bed? How do you start a container garden on your patio? What are the advantages of a raised bed? How do you avoid the simple mistakes that have doomed so many other beginning gardeners?

Most importantly, how can you get the greatest possible production of delicious organic vegetables from your garden?

This short book will show you how to start a new vegetable garden with a minimum investment of time, effort, and expense. You will learn how to grow delicious and nutritious organic vegetables in any sized space, from a large yard to a small area on your balcony, patio, rooftop, driveway, or deck. VOLUME 1 will take you through each step toward creating extremely productive, sustainable garden beds and container gardens. VOLUME 2 will explain how to plant and care for your vegetables, also introducing you to 12 Simple Vegetables You Can Grow at Home. Together, the two volumes in this book are a full guide for beginners who are ready to grow some food at home.

You may wonder how you can spare the time for gardening if you have a job, family, pets, or other obligations. Even if you have a busy life, you will learn how to grow a terrific garden with very little effort.

Your time is precious. This book will help you get off to a fast start with your new garden, which you can create in just a few hours. The techniques described in this book will not only help you get the fastest start possible, but they also are geared towards building a sustainable garden that can keep producing organic vegetables for you year after year. Soon, you will be enjoying a bounty of fresh food from your own backyard, patio, rooftop, or whatever growing space you can spare for some plants!

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  • Print Length: 80 pages
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Gardeners 30 April 2013
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Great for those beginning a new garden, gives full details of how and why to do things, A must have for any keen gardener.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for Starting a Garen! 30 Mar 2013
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If you are browsing through the many, many garden ebooks on Amazon and just aren't sure witch books are going to really give you something good in return for your money-Let me reassure you this one will! This book is worth every penny. This book covers all the basics you need to know to get started. This author is my favorite garden author out of all the ebook authors on Amazon because he writes so well. I have many of his books on gardening and have found them all to be a valuable resource to my Kindle library. (They are all in my favorites list)

I am an experienced organic gardener and I have gleaned a lot of useful ideas and tips for gardening from his books. I don't know the author but I do highly recommend his books. Why? Because you actually get really good gardening information and advice that will actually make you a better gardener. This book is a great place to start if you want to grow your own food. The book is clear, easy to read, and easy to understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :) 28 Jun 2014
By Sarah - Published on
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This is a pretty good book. Very informative and thought provoking. This makes alot of sense. I highly recommend this. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and informative 18 Mar 2013
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I really love this ! It is easy to read , at home or on the go. Very good information, I am sharing it with my daughter who is still new at gardening. Very nice photos also!
5.0 out of 5 stars Starting a New Garden - Also Transforms You! 23 July 2014
By SciFiCahill - Published on
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This is a comprehensive, and quite wide ranging book filled with imaginative and creative notions for the garden. Which translates to: There's something for everyone in here! They cover the basics very nicely but, also, show that there's room to personalize by exploring your own preferences. There's something for everyone inside here...whether you want to have one unusual potted plant, or a field of veggies growing...this book will kick-start you and your project. I'd highly recommend it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed... 3 May 2014
By Tamara Newdiger - Published on
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Lots of terrific information and good graphics to match. Really helps to see photos when reading instructions on building things.
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