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Greenhouse Gardener's Manual (Paperback) (Roger Marshall)
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The ultimate guide to growing inside! A greenhouse can bring you spectacular rewards—if you know how to maximize its potential. In this easy-to-use guide, Roger Marshall covers all the basics—how to choose, heat, irrigate, and maintain your greenhouse—as well how to grow scores of popular plants, including vegetables, herbs, and fruit; ornamentals for flowers and foliage; and collectors’ plants such as orchids, bromeliads, cacti, and succulents. You’ll also learn propagation techniques, the basics of hydroponics and aquaponics, and the most effective ways of controlling pests and diseases. Don’t let that precious space go to waste—find out how your greenhouse can become a gardener’s best friend.
Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy tomato straight from the vine in the middle of winter. Or growing a huge collection of succulents and cacti in even the coldest parts of the world. Or relaxing, mid-snowstorm, in a warm room packed with colorful and fragrant flowers, like orchids, fuchsias, and paperwhites. These are just a few of the benefits a home greenhouse can offer.
In The Greenhouse Gardener?s Manual Roger Marshall provides you with every tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. You will learn how to choose the right greenhouse, how to create a healthy greenhouse environment, how to start seeds and propagate, and how to maintain your greenhouse. Marshall also offers plant profiles with complete growing information for hundreds of edible and ornamental plants.
Greenhouses offer gardeners a way to extend their growing season, a chance to increase their plant palette beyond the limits of their region, and a place of refuge. And with The Greenhouse Gardener?s Manual in hand, you can finally do it all with confidence!