Growing Guides

If you’re a seasoned gardener, you probably know all this stuff, but if you’re just beginning to get your hands dirty in the garden, try growing your favourite food first and see how you get on.

**Recent Gardening quick reads you may enjoy: (or head over to the full list of Gardening ,   The Good Life ,   Knitting ,   Herbs and delicious Recipe reads) and the growing guides are only a scroll-down away 🙂

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Hydroponics

Indoor hydroponic gardening, or hydroponics as it’s commonly known, has had a bad press over the past few years, due to illegal plants being grown away from watchful eyes and extending the growing season indefinitely. So let’s lay the bad press to rest and find out what all the fuss is really about….. Hydroponics

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Bees and Flowers

Bees are at risk at the moment and we really need to encourage these wonderful creatures to our gardens and parks. One of the problems with bees is that some humans get really freaked out by them because they have a sting. But… Bees & Flowers

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Parsley Power

Parsley is one of the best known herbs, but strangely probably one of the most under-used ones. It is generally used as a garnish and left on the side of the plate which is a shame because parsley is.. Parsley Power

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More fun posts here: Gardening    The Good Life    Knitting     Herbs and delicious Recipes

These growing guides cost less than a packet of seeds and are designed to help you get the most from your organic food crops. In every guide you’ll find:

-Preparation strategies

-Recommended Varieties

-Sowing and Growing, step by step

-A few bugs and troubles to watch out for

-Clues on harvesting and storing your crop

-And a few delicious recipe ideas so you don’t get bored!

So, here we go. Choose your favourite bookstore and click to find out more… (iTunes won’t publish most of these because I refer to Amazon in the text)

(Listed in alphabetical order……scroll to the bottom of the page for Zucchini 🙂 )

ApplesandPears

 

How to Grow Apples & Pears

Amazon US , Amazon UK  ,   Kobo Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Blackberries

 

How to Grow Blackberries

Amazon US , Amazon UKKoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Blackcurrants

 

How to Grow Blackcurrants

Amazon US , Amazon UK , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Broccoli

 

How to Grow Broccoli

Amazon US , Amazon UK , Kobo  Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Carrots

 

How to Grow Carrots

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Garlic

 

How to Grow Garlic

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , Kobo  Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

GreenBeans

 

How to Grow Beans

Amazon USAmazon UK ,   Kobo , Payhip ,Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Lemons

 

How to Grow Lemons

Amazon US , Amazon UK , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Lettuce

 

How to Grow Lettuce

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Onions

 

How to Grow Onions

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , Kobo , Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Peppers

 

How to Grow Peppers

Amazon US , Amazon UK , Kobo  Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Potatoes

 

How to Grow Potatoes

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , Kobo , Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Raspberries

 

How to Grow Raspberries

Amazon US , Amazon UK , iTunes , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Strawberries

 

How to Grow Strawberries

Amazon US , Amazon UKKobo  , Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Tomatoes

 

How to Grow Tomatoes

Amazon US , Amazon UK , Kobo Payhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

zucchini

 

How to Grow Zucchini

Amazon US , Amazon UK  , KoboPayhip , Barnes & Noble ,

 

 

 

Happy Gardening!

Linda x

P.S. Most of these books are also available at Scrib’d, Playster, Tolino and 24 Symbols