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Author Wilhelmi, Christy.

Title Gardening for geeks : DIY tests, gadgets, and techniques that utilize microbiology, mathematics, and ecology to exponentially maximize the yield of your garden / Christy Wilhelmi.

Publication Info. Avon, MA : Adams Media, a division of F+W Media, Inc., [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    635.04 WIL    Available
Description 223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index.
Contents What's it all about? -- Creating your garden ecosystem -- Garden beds -- All about soil -- Planning your garden season -- Small space/urban gardening -- Planting nitty-gritty -- Irrigation -- Keeping order: Trellises and cages for crops -- Pest control -- Now pick it! (And then what?) -- Appendix. A. Browns and greens for your compost bin -- Appendix. B. Trusted seed companies -- Appendix. C. How to build an eight-plant tomato crib -- Appendix. D. Mounds: Naturally raised beds.
Summary "With Gardening for Geeks, you'll examine your ecosystem and discover how you can create the right environment for your plants. From analyzing meteorological patterns in order to plant productive beds to experimenting with the carbon and nitrogen levels in your soil, this book will teach you all about the developments and chemical reactions that occur at each phase of growth and how you can alter your planting techniques to construct the most thriving, productive garden possible. Each chapter also utilizes a wide range of inexpensive tests, gadgets, and methods that you can use to help evaluate, monitor, and enhance your plot. Complete with troubleshooting solutions and useful charts and graphs, Gardening for Geeks has everything you need to establish a beautiful and sustainable vegetable patch--one microclimate at a time!"--Cover verso.
Subject Gardening.
ISBN 9781440557798 paperback

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