Vegetables, Chickens & Bees: An Honest Guide to Growing Your Own Food Anywhere (Paperback)

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Everyone's in the garden! And there's no better time to grow your own vegetables than now. For gardening success--in any space!--this is the only book you need.

Want to grow your own veggies but don't know how? Whatever type of space you have (backyard, front yard, balcony, patio, rooftop, window sill, patch of grass) this book shows you how to grow your own garden-fresh vegetables, starting now. Included inside is everything the beginner gardener needs:


   Choosing the Right Garden for You: In-Ground Gardening | Raised Beds | Planter Boxes | Bag Gardens | Straw Bale Gardens | Container Gardens | Vertical Gardens | Window Gardens | Community Gardens
   Seeds: When to Start? | Best Seeds to Buy? | Preparing to Seed | How to Plant Seeds | Moving Outdoors
   Planting: Planning Primer | What to Plant | Where to Plant | Companion Planting
   Step-by-step guides for 20 veggies: Asparagus | Beans | Beets | Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, and Kale (Brassicas) | Carrots | Cucumbers | Eggplant | Fruit Trees | Garlic | Herbs | Lettuce | Onions | Peas | Peppers | Potatoes | Pumpkins | Radishes | Strawberries | Tomatoes
   DIY how-tos for over 15 home garden projects: Planter Box | Raised Bed | Bag Garden | Straw Bale Garden | Growing System | Row Markers | Cleaning Your Tools | Multitasking Tools| Watering System | Garlic Water | Insecticidal Soap | Cucumber Trellis | Potato Planter | Tomato Seed Saving | Tomato Hangers |
   Plus expert info on sunlight, soil, water and weeding, and how to care for your plants as they grow
   Plus primers on keeping your own backyard chickens and bees
   Plus 15 favorite recipes for using garden-fresh produce . . . and much, much more

With this bright, bold, accessible and fun gardening book, filled with colorful photography, you are set for self-sufficient veggie success in any space. 

About the Author


Carson Arthur is Canada's go-to gardening expert. Over his 17-year career, Carson has worked with people across Canada on gardening, homesteading, and urban farming. He is part of the Cityline team and his shows appear on networks such as HGTV, ION, Global, Discovery, and Hallmark; he contributes to multiple publications, including The Toronto Sun and Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; and is the brand spokesperson for several companies, including Black + Decker, Lee Valley Tools, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

Praise For…


“Tackles the 21st Century conundrum — more people are gravitating towards plant-based diets, yet the cost of fresh food is skyrocketing at an unprecedented rate. Arthur’s solution: grow fresh food at home and have fun doing it, and then whip up a great recipe using uber-delicious, homegrown produce.” –Calgary Herald

“Vegetables, Chickens, and Bees
, hit the shelves in February of 2019 and is already topping the favorites list of many gardeners. Part of Arthur’s appeal is the way he shares his #gardenfails along with his successes.” –Earth Easy
Product Details
ISBN: 9780147530615
ISBN-10: 014753061X
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
Pages: 248
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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