Garden Alchemy

80 Recipes and concoctions for organic fertilizers, plant elixirs, potting mixes, pest deterrents, and more

Garden Alchemy 80 Recipes and concoctions for organic fertilizers, plant elixirs, potting mixes, pest deterrents, and more
$19.99 / £12.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780760367094
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Description

Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who love to make things (and save money doing it!).

This gardening project book is packed with creative and useful garden-related products you can make yourself. Each customizable project allows you to reduce expenses and fix common garden problems with minimal effort. Recipes for mixing your own potting soils and homemade organic fertilizers give you the freedom to choose what ingredients make their way into your garden. Step-by-step instructions for building pest trapsconcocting soil tests, and constructing inexpensive DIY seed-starting equipment are accompanied by gorgeous, full-color photography. You'll also find recipes for natural pest deterrents and growth-boosting foliar sprays to help your garden grow strong all season long.  

Dozens of recipes and projects include:

  • Homemade seed bombs, disks, and tapes
  • Granular and liquid fertilizer recipes 
  • DIY rooting hormone
  • 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 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

The author

Stephanie Rose is 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, with a focus on regenerative practices that are green, healthy, and natural. She is a member of Garden Communicators International, the Permaculture Institute of North America, the International Herb Association, and volunteers to develop children’s gardens as a Vancouver Master Gardener. She shares stories, recipes, and projects on her inspiring website, GardenTherapy.ca.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780760367094
Illustrations: 100 -150 photos
Size: 6.69 in x 9.69 in / 169.93 mm x 246.13 mm
Published:

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