eBook Idiot's Guides: Straw Bale Gardening, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615647538
  • ISBN-13: 9781615647538
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Publisher's Note.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Contents.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

1: Straw Bale Gardening Basics.

2: Keys to Successful Gardening.

3: Understanding Straw Bale Gardening.

4: Ideal for Any Space.

5: Unique Planting Opportunities.

6: Raised Beds Versus Straw Bales.

7: Built-in Heat.

8: Water Wise.

9: Even More Benefits.

10: High-Quality Compost.

11: Creating Your Straw Bale Garden.

12: The Straw Bale.

13: Helpful Tools.

14: Preparing Your Site.

15: Planning Your Straw Bale Garden.

16: Understanding Warm and Cool Seasons.

17: Designing Your Garden.

18: Setting Up Your Bales.

19: Building Trellises.

20: Using Individual Plant Supports.

21: Fertilizer Basics.

22: Organic Fertilizers.

23: Conditioning Your Bales.

24: Irrigation.

25: Sterile Soil-Less Growing Mix.

26: Sowing Seeds.

27: Planting Transplants.

28: Routine Garden Care.

29: Dealing with Pests.

30: Extending the Season.

31: Warm Season Crops.

32: Basil.

33: Bean, Green.

34: Bean, Lima.

35: Carrot.

36: Chive.

37: Cilantro.

38: Collard.

39: Corn.

40: Cucumber.

41: Dill.

42: Edible Flowers.

43: Eggplant.

44: Garlic.

45: Melon.

46: Okra.

47: Onion.

48: Parsley.

49: Pepper, Hot.

50: Pepper, Sweet.

51: Potato, Sweet.

52: Pumpkin.

53: Scallion.

54: Shallot.

55: Spinach, Malabar.

56: Spinach, New Zealand.

57: Squash, Summer.

58: Squash, Winter.

59: Tomatillo.

60: Tomato, Cherry.

61: Tomato, Determinate.

62: Tomato, Heirloom.

63: Tomato, Hybrid.

64: Cool Season Crops.

65: Arugula.

66: Beet.

67: Broccoli and Broccolini.

68: Brussels Sprout.

69: Cabbage and Chinese Cabbage.

70: Cauliflower.

71: Celery and Celery Root.

72: Chard, Swiss.

73: Chervil.

74: Endive, Belgian and Radicchio.

75: Endive, Curly and Escarole.

76: Greens, Miscellaneous.

77: Greens, Mustard.

78: Kale.

79: Kohlrabi.

80: Leek.

81: Lettuce.

82: Pea, Shelling.

83: Pea, Snow and Snap.

84: Potato.

85: Radish, Spring.

86: Radish, Winter.

87: Spinach.

88: Strawberry.

89: Turnip and Rutabaga.

90: Upland Cress and Watercress.

Index.

Photo Credits.

About the Author.