The Polytunnel Book

Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts ...

Author: Joyce Russell

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011109

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 596

‘Until now, there has been next to no information available on how to make the best use of a polytunnel. The Joyce and Ben Russel team have filled that gap, showing us in clear, precise detail how to erect and manage polytunnels, and above all, what to grow in them.’ Joy Larkcom The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on: Preparing the site How to get the best from each crop Identifying and coping with pests Making a hotbed Composts and organic feeds Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved. 'A polytunnel offers a relatively cheap and simple way to tend crops undercover. And Joyce Russel tells exactly how to do it.’ Kitchen Garden Magazine

How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel

Use your polytunnel to its full potential and harvest fresh crops all year round. With this book to guide you, you'll have both early crops and an extended growing season.

Author: Mark Gatter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781900322720

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 818


Vegetables and Herbs for the Greenhouse and Polytunnel

Experienced grower, Klaus Laitenberger shows how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year.

Author: Klaus Laitenberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716023431

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 358

With our unpredictable weather, there's never been a better time to cultivate vegetables under shelter. Experienced grower, Klaus Laitenberger shows how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year. He gives full details of sowing, planting, spacing and harvesting for all our best-loved herbs and vegetables, as well as introducing exotic newcomers such as pepino and yacon.

Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving your patch of land.

Author: Joyce Russell

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238428

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 350

Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure. From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you'll need and a relative skills rating. Accompanying each project are growing tips and specific crop advice to help you make the most of your crop. To be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own. Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.

The Polytunnel Handbook

In its 5th edition , this book is essential reading for anyone intending to reuse
greywater . Organic Gardening : The Natural No - dig Way , Charles Dowding ,
Green Books 2007. An extremely useful book because the author uses no
pesticides ...

Author: Andy McKee

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 125

View: 690

"Planning, siting, erecting, using, maintaining"--Cover.

Edexcel International GCSE Biology Student Book Second Edition

Harvest data, in kg, as extracted from the grower's notebook, are as follows:
Harvest dates inside the polytunnel: from 27 May to 19 June. Harvest dates in the
field outside the polytunnel: from 2 June to 27 July. Data courtesy of Longs Farm,
 ...

Author: Erica Larkcom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510405097

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 299

Exam Board: Edexcel Level: IGCSE Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: Summer 2019 Develop your students' scientific thinking and practical skills with this second edition, fully updated to match the new 2017 specifications. - Build students' knowledge with in-depth yet accessible scientific content - Test understanding with study questions throughout the book - Prepare students for the exam with sample answers and expert comments plus exam-style questions for every section - Build practical skills with coverage of all required practicals plus further suggested experiments - Develop mathematical skills with maths explanations and questions throughout - Answers to all activities freely available online

Bloodlines and other Stories

Do daughters ever believe that mother knows best and can a father come to respect the skills of a son? This collection of stories explores the ties that bind the generations together.

Author: Joyce Russell

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 1781171408

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 480

Does a child come wailing into this world with the patterns that define it already beating in the blood? Do daughters ever believe that mother knows best and can a father come to respect the skills of a son? This collection of stories explores the ties that bind the generations together. It dips into the quiet beauty and the horrors of keeping those bonds intact. There’s lust and loyalty, joy and exploitation, innocence and trust, but deep in the heart of each story — from daughter to father perhaps, or mother to son — there is always the spark of love.

The Year Round Hoophouse

Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate The Year-Round Hoophouse is the comprehensive guide to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious ...

Author: Pam Dawling

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422505

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 240

Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season and keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs. The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include: Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons Organic solutions to pests and diseases Disaster preparation Tested resources for each chapter. The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job.

Hand Book for Polytunnel Growing

Author: John Bond

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780951432518

Category: Greenhouse gardening

Page: 16

View: 530


Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden Greenhouse Gardening

This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener.

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142229

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 692

The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

The Polytunnel Companion

Jayne Neville covers the following issues of history and uses, planning permission issues, crop diversity and advantages and disadvantages of polytunnel gardening, selection, planning the sites, environmental and geographical factors, and ...

Author: Jayne Neville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780954255572

Category: Cold-frames

Page: 96

View: 441


Vegetables for the Polytunnel and Greenhouse

Author: Klaus Laitenberger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780956506313

Category: Greenhouse gardening

Page: 263

View: 984


The Polytunnel Companion

Jayne Neville covers the following issues of history and uses, planning permission issues, crop diversity and advantages and disadvantages of polytunnel gardening, selection, planning the sites, environmental and geographical factors, and ...

Author: Jayne Neville

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 9781904871156

Category: Cold-frames

Page: 136

View: 584

Jayne Neville covers the following issues of history and uses, planning permission issues, crop diversity and advantages and disadvantages of polytunnel gardening, selection, planning the sites, environmental and geographical factors, and accessories.

Bob Flowerdew s Complete Fruit Book

A Definitive Source Book to Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking Fruit Bob
Flowerdew ... A coldframe set on a hotbed , or with soil - warming cables , in a
greenhouse or polytunnel , is the best environment attainable by the average
gardener and ...

Author: Bob Flowerdew

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cookery (Fruit)

Page: 256

View: 600


The Hardy Plant

You can tell from her detailed notes on propagating and cultivating these plants
that she is writing in the polytunnel - so to speak . Herbs in this book are arranged
alphabetically by botanical name . ( This is a little misleading initially as the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Horticulture

Page:

View: 337


The Polytunnel Handbook

Author: Andy McKee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fruit-culture

Page: 125

View: 451


Polytunnels Greenhouses and Protective Cropping

This comprehensive book covers all aspects of protected horticulture.

Author: Thady Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785001857

Category:

Page: 192

View: 199

This comprehensive book, written by an acknowledged expert, is packed with useful information and is an invaluable reference work that covers all aspects of protected horticulture. I Topics covered include: * The appropriate siting for a greenhouse enterprise, and covers greenhouse design principles and commercial glasshouses * Cladding materials, the development and use of polythene-clad tunnel structures, and greenhouse energy sources * The greenhouse environment, growing rooms, irrigation, composts and other growing media * A detailed chapter on hydroponics * Plant nutrients, fertilizers, pest and disease control, nursery hygiene and much more. AUTHOR: Thady Barrett started his career at the former ADAS Experimental Horticulture Stations at Luddington and Lee Valley while studying horticulture at Writtle College in Essex. He gained the Royal Horticultural Society's NDH in Commercial Horticulture [now known as the MHort (RHA)] and an MHort degree. Thady is a member of the International Plant Producer's Society. An expert in growing salad crops, ornamental plants and cut flowers, for twenty years Thady was senior lecturer in commercial horticulture at Writtle College. He is now a horticultural consultant and provides technical advice to small and medium-sized ornamental plant nurseries. SELLING POINTS: * Essential reading for keen amateur gardeners with an interest in growing plants under glass. * An invaluable reference work for undergraduate and post-graduate horticultural students, consultants, commercial horticultural growers and for all those involved in the protected horticultural sector. * Packed with information on greenhouse design principles, commercial glasshouses and polytunnel structures. * Fully illustrated with 86 colour photographs, graphs and drawings. * Thady Barrett was a senior lecturer in commercial horticulture at Writtle College for twenty years and now provides a horticultural consultancy service to ornamental plant nurseries. 86 colour photographs, graphs and drawings

The Delphinium Society Year Book

Trans - Polytunnel conserves moisture & lessens the need for watering , even in
dry 7/4 weather . * Can be used for a succession of plantings . Both sizes of
Cloche include wire and polythene for length of Cloche shown - wooden stakes
not ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Delphinium

Page:

View: 898


The Pond Book

Perhaps the only possibility for rearing tilapia in Britain is to use ventilated
polytunnels of the type used in horticulture ( and increasingly for animal housing
as well ) , enclosing an earthpond about 1 - 1 . 2m ( 3 _ 4ft ) deep and sited to
receive ...

Author: Valerie Porter

Publisher: Croom Helm Limited

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 187

View: 442


How to Create a New Vegetable Garden

This book is invaluable for realizing the full potential of any plot of land--no matter its previous uses.

Author: Charles Dowding

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857844743

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 256

View: 256

Drawing on his years of experience as an expert gardener, Charles Dowding illustrates the simplicity of starting a new vegetable garden with tales and pictures from his first year on his latest plot of land. Filled with insights into the processes that Charles uses to garden so successfully, this practical book is a must-read for anyone who has unused land and doesn't know where to start. The book will take you through starting points, stages of clearing ground, mulch, comparing techniques, early sowings and plantings, and growing in polytunnels and greenhouses. This book is invaluable for realizing the full potential of any plot of land--no matter its previous uses.