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The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual
Contributor(s): Marshall, Roger (Author)

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ISBN: 1604694149     ISBN-13: 9781604694147
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2014

Annotation: Describes the necessary tools and techniques to build and maintain a greenhouse, explaining how to select the right one and how to create a healthy environment, and offers profiles and complete growing information for hundreds of flowers, vegetables, andornamental plants.
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BISAC Categories:
- Gardening | Greenhouses
- Gardening | Techniques
- Nature | Plants - General
Dewey: 635.982
LCCN: 2013042333
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 7.5" W x 8.9" (1.50 lbs) 256 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Marshall, Roger: -

In addition to designing boats, Roger Marshall regularly lectures and gives talks on gardening and greenhouse growing. He writes a monthly blog post for Hartley Greenhouse, and is the former editor of Home Greenhouse. He is also a member of the Garden Writers Association, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Society of Authors (UK).

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 June #1)

The benefit of greenhouse gardening becomes self-evident in even a casual perusal of Marshall's new book. His seasonal guides, lighting expertise, heating and cooling advice, and watering tips all set up new levels of possibility for the average gardener who is game to explore new techniques for plant cultivation and extend the growing season. He covers a wide range of topics, from choosing a spot to placing the structure; framing and building it; seeding and propagating plants; growing herbs, veggies, flowers, fruit trees, orchids, bromeliads, and cacti. One of the most fascinating chapters, "Growing Without Soil," looks at hydroponics: growing plants without soil, the way the Aztecs grew food on rafts floating on dredged canals. "The Aztecs would hardly recognize the extent to which their systems have evolved," Marshall writes. "Hydroponics has become a commercial greenhouse staple." This invaluable tool will serve as an inspiring blueprint for gardeners ready to embark on the adventure of gardening for even more months in the year. (July)

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