New gardening books feature beekeeping, small-space gardens
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Saturday, January 26, 2013
1/26/13 at 4:02 AM
The last frost is months away, but for the avid gardener, it is never too early to get ready for springtime.
Here are a handful of gardening books that are already out or are soon to be released. The topics include small-space gardening, beekeeping, indoor gardening projects and starting seeds.
'All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space'
Publication date: Feb. 15
Learn from the author how to become a successful DIY square-foot gardener. The step-by-step guide to small-space gardening also includes advice on how to making gardening fun for children as well as an expanded section on pest control. In this updated book, readers can find new, full-color images and updated tips on selecting gardening materials.
'The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives'
Publication date: Jan. 15
Urban farming is buzzing in popularity, and with it backyard beekeeping. Traditional beekeeping can be a steep investment, but "The Thinking Beekeeper" offers a do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. The method is based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to weakening them.
'The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food'
Steve Solomon and Erica Reinheimer
Publication Date: Dec. 25
"The Intelligent Gardener" details the process of remineralizing soil that over time has become depleted of essential minerals that make our fruits, vegetables and grains the nutrient-rich foods we expect them to be. While simplifying how to grow high-quality produce, "Intelligent Gardener" goes about "simultaneously debunking much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements."
'Bring the Outdoors In: 20 Garden Projects for the Decorating and Styling Interiors' (Kindle Edition)
Publication date: Feb. 6
In this guide, crafters and garden lovers alike can pick from among 20 projects to bring gardening indoors. Turn pieces of nature found in your backyard into striking home decor. With this book that features step-by-step instructions, use live and dried plant materials to make dried floral gardens, willow wreaths, water gardens and other points of nature-inspired interest in your home.
'Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed'
Publication date: Jan. 15
The short and straightforward guide gives gardeners of every experience level the basic instructions on how to start a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Original Print Headline: Garden books are sprouting
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