Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes And Concoctions For Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents,

byStephanie Rose

Paperback | February 18, 2020

Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes And Concoctions For Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, by Stephanie Rose
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Garden Alchemyis 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!).

Thisgardening recipe and project bookis packed withover 80 ideas to naturally beautify your garden, using organic methods thatregenerate 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 formixing your own potting soilsandhomemadeorganicfertilizersgive you the freedom to choose what ingredients make their way into your garden. Step-by-stepinstructions for building a compost pile,concocting soil tests, andconstructing inexpensive DIY seed-starting equipmentare accompanied by gorgeous, full-color, step-by-step photography. You'll also find recipes fornatural pest deterrents and traps, garden teas,andgrowth-boosting foliar spraysto help your garden grow strong all season long.

Garden Alchemystarts 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 andcombine 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 tofix common garden problems with minimal effort. The simple method ofmaking use of what you have availablesupports plants better than brand-name products.

Dozens of recipes and projects include:

  • Homemade seed bombs, disks, and tapes
  • Granular and liquid natural fertilizer recipes
  • DIY rooting hormone
  • Herbal anti-fungal spray
  • Plant propagation instructions
  • Soil care recipes to adjust the pH and manage fertility
  • 13 specialty potting mixes
  • 7 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 withgreat ideas and inspiration for DIY gardenerswho want to embrace their creativity and havemore control of the garden's care.

Stephanie Roseis an award-winning author, freelance writer, instructor, and international speaker who aims to encourage better living through plants. As a long-time student and teacher of organic gardening, permaculture design, herbalism, and natural skin care formulation, she enjoys inspiring others to learn how to grow and use plants...
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Title:Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes And Concoctions For Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, P...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inPublished:February 18, 2020Publisher:Cool Springs PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760367094

ISBN - 13:9780760367094

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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