The Complete Beginner's Guide to Greenhouse Gardening: A Month-by-Month Planting Book to Grow 365 Days a Year - Richard Bray
ABOUT THE BOOK -
Grow your own vegetables, herbs and fruit anytime, anywhere. By the winter solstice, it becomes too cold and dark in many regions for anything much to grow in the garden. This is when a lot of gardeners gear up using a greenhouse. Greenhouse gardening provides the opportunity to extend the growing season, grow plants that normally don’t survive in your region or to jump-start a new growing period. Whatever your reason to start your greenhouse project, this book is the right companion on your journey.
Greenhouse Gardening is the one-stop guide on greenhouse construction, maintenance and planting schedules. After reading this book, you will be able to choose the type of greenhouse that best suits your needs, schedule your planting throughout the year and maintain a healthy garden. Ideally suited for beginners, the book provides a comprehensive overview to start your greenhouse adventure. Inexpensive options and money saving tips are outlined in each chapter to reduce your costs in building and running your greenhouse.
In detail, this book allows you to… Get a comprehensive overview of greenhouse gardening and gain the confidence to embark upon your own project
Learn what greenhouse gardening is all about
Get to know the different types of greenhouses and choose the one that suits your needs.
Decide if you want to DIY, buy a ready-made kit or get a used greenhouse.
Set up your own greenhouse and save money by using inexpensive building methods
Choose the best type of glazing, flooring and construction material for your greenhouse.*
Learn how to heat your greenhouse and use ventilation to keep the humidity level just right.
Learn how to utilize lighting and irrigate your plants for optimal growth.
Get an overview of the essential equipment you need to keep your garden healthy.
Taste the pleasure of your homegrown food with easy to grow herbs, vegetables and fruit
Learn how to schedule your plants for year-round gardening.
Get an overview of how to grow different herbs, vegetables and fruits in your greenhouse.
Integrate hydroponics into your greenhouse.
Identify potential problems with your plants and learn how to overcome them
Understand how to maintain your greenhouse and care for your plants.
Identify pests and diseases in your greenhouse and learn how to combat them.
Take the first step to running your own greenhouse. To get started, scroll up and grab your copy.
Richard's father was a keen gardener and that is where his interest in all natural things began. As a youngster, he enjoyed nothing better than helping his father in the garden.
Nowadays, he finds himself at the opposite end of life. Having had a satisfying career, he now has time to potter around in his garden and take care of his small homestead. Much of the food on his dinner table is homegrown. He likes to experiment with various gardening methods and find new ways to grow bountiful crops year-round.
He wants to share his knowledge and show how easy and rewarding it is to set up your own prosperous garden and apply the healing power of plants. In his opinion, you don’t need a huge budget to get started. When you do get started, you will soon feel, and taste, the benefits of growing your own healthy food.
MY THOUGHTS -
A great resource if you are starting your own greenhouse... and even if you are not! This book just has a lot of very useful information period. I am an avid gardener. I do a pretty large garden every year and also love the "putting up" process. I really appreciate all the lists and charts and will probably end up printing them out.
My husband and I have gone back and forth about getting a greenhouse. We ended up not getting one because I just wasn't fully ready to use one yet, but... someday.
This book is a definite must have in the whole greenhouse process right from the very beginning - choosing what kind to get. I love that the book includes what to plant when and different options on how to plant. Again with lists and charts. :-)
Even if we don't get a greenhouse right away, I know I will be using this book as a reference for my gardening.
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from the author, Richard Bray- Thank You!