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Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money!).
This gardening recipe and project book is packed with over 80 ideas to naturally beautify your garden, using organic methods that regenerate your soil and revitalize your plants. By following the processes that are closest to nature, it brings the gardener in sync with the garden, allowing plants to thrive with less effort and less cost.
Recipes for mixing your own potting soils and homemadeorganic fertilizers give you the freedom to choose what ingredients make their way into your garden. Step-by-step instructions for building a compost pile, concocting soil tests, and constructing inexpensive DIY seed-starting equipment are accompanied by gorgeous, full-color, step-by-step photography. You'll also find recipes for natural pest deterrents and traps, garden teas, and growth-boosting foliar sprays to help your garden grow strong all season long.
Garden Alchemy starts with home experiments to help you get to know your soil and customize recipes for your individual needs. The rest of the chapters share how to decipher and combine natural ingredients to make the best quality amendments and elixirs. Detailed descriptions of earth-based materials demystify common ingredients, such as mycorrhizae, biochar, and greensand, and help you learn how to fix common garden problems with minimal effort. The simple method of making use of what you have available supports plants better than brand-name products.
Dozens of recipes and projects include:
Homemade seed bombs, disks, and tapesGranular and liquid natural fertilizer recipes DIY rooting hormoneHerbal anti-fungal sprayPlant propagation instructionsSoil care recipes to adjust the pH and manage fertility13 specialty potting mixes7 clever traps for common garden pests
Written by Stephanie Rose, the creative gardener, permaculturist, and herbalist behind the popular website Garden Therapy, this fun and beautifully illustrated book is packed with great ideas and inspiration for DIY gardeners who want to embrace their creativity and have more control of the garden's care.
Gardener Rose (Home Apothecary) offers up a fruitful assemblage of botanical knowledge, DIY project plans, herbal recipes, and tips for making one's garden grow. Adopting an attitude that plants are the best teachers any gardener can have, Rose encourages readers to undertake their own course of observation, investigation, and experimentation to better understand their garden's natural processes and what growing methods will work best in it. Rose introduces soil identification, propagation techniques, composting, fertilizers, and various garden friends and pests, using photos and well-organized charts to complement her concise explanations. Rose includes recipes for various soil mixes, birdseed, and garden "teas" liquid fertilizers. Her pest repellents, tests for soil composition and pH levels, and other creations rely mostly on inexpensive household products. In the name of making plant propagation fun and easy, Rose provides creative ideas for seed-starting pots and seed bombs. Bursting with down-to-earth advice and imaginative concoctions, Rose's comprehensive yet compact book will profit beginning and advanced gardeners alike.