This 95 page book is a practical guide to waterwise Mediterranean style gardening and will be found to be useful worldwide. The book first explains the needs for and the considerable benefits of using less water, while still having scenically beautiful and productive gardens, and saving and distributing what rain falls to where most required. 350 practical ways of doing so are then described followed by a list of 250 of the most drought resistant plants used in Spanish gardens. There are ideas for both small and large gardens.
Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens is the essential guide to gardening successfully with the minimum amount of digging and weeding. For those without the time or stamina to spend hours maintaining a garden, horticulture experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater show how to make raised beds, build up layers of soil with mushroom compost, cover weeds with mulch, protect plants with nets and plastic, and much more. The text is thoroughly practical and advocates using organic methods where possible. This book is a must for busy gardeners everywhere. It is ideal for first time gardeners who want to learn the basics, and it is perfect for busy and older gardeners looking for simple, no-nonsense gardening methods.
Journal your gardening in this handy gardener's journal! Each page starts with a quote about gardens and gardening to reflect on as you write down your trials and triumphs in the garden. Lightly ruled pages can be used for writing, sketching - even watercolors as you create a lasting treasure of your season in the garden.
It is only in the past few years that methods of adequate sensitivity have become available for true ultra-trace metal determinations in water. In the case of organics in seawater it has now become possible to resolve the complex mixtures of organics in seawater and achieve the required very low detection limits. Fortunately, the interest in micro-constituents in the seawater both from the environmental and the nutrient balance points of view has coincided with the availability of advanced instrumentation capable of meeting the analytical needs.
This complete and up-to-date compilation of the currently employed proven methods for the chemical analysis of seawaters includes 45 tables and 48 figures. The author presents the methods in a logical manner so that the reader can readily learn how to perform them and understand the types of instrumentation available. It helps the practitioner to implement these methods successfully into his laboratory and to apply them quickly and reliably. In addition, the detailed description of each method enables the analyst to set up new analytical methods meeting the needs for the detection of new analytes. The volume covers all aspects of the analysis of seawater using both classical and the most advanced recently introduced physical techniques. It is an invaluable source for the analysts, oceanographers, fisheries experts, politicians and decision maker engaged in seawater environmental protection.
Homegardens are integrated tree crop animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been long neglected by the scientific community. Today, however, these age-old systems are receiving increasing attention owing to their perceived potential to mitigate environmental problems such as loss of biodiversity and rising levels of atmospheric CO2, while providing significant economic gains, as well as food and nutritional security to their owners.
This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from the world s leading researchers and professionals in this topic. It summarizes the current state of knowledge on homegarden systems, with a view to using this knowledge as a basis for improving both homegardens and other similar multistrata agroforestry systems. The book is unique in its exclusive and global coverage of the subject, and constitutes a valuable reference material for students and researchers in the field of agroforestry."