GrowTest How to Resources
I thought it would be a help for you creating this resource page that you can always refer to.
Saving your time has always been important so that is why this selected compilation of Gardening related How to resources came about.
I’ll keep it updated and add to it as I discover more useful resources. I would suggest bookmarking it for your future reference and convenience. Hope you like it!
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Most of these how to resources provide you with a relatively quick and easy way to learn and get to grips with, some of the things that you may need to build or use now or in the future. Either way, by obtaining any of these products you will be taking the short cut to gaining the knowledge you require in the subject matter to complete your project.
Anything from starting to grow organically to building your very own chicken coop.
Learn from those that have done it before and utilize their knowledge and expertise.
In many cases the information provided has been learnt the hard way by trial and error, you can, by tapping into their experience and knowledge base, save time, effort and probably some money along the way.
Growing – Garden
(Affiliate Link) Absolutely everything you need to know to grow healthy, fresh organic food, without all the problems.
Drip Irrigation for the Yard and Garden Online PDF
Drip irrigation has many advantages over sprinklers. The application efficiency of sprinklers varies widely, but is typically about 70%.
The Expert Prepper’s Family Survival Garden – Gardening In Minimal Space – Even If You Don’t Have A Yard
(Affiliate Link) The easiest, most efficient and practical secret to growing more food in less space. Everything you need to get started and grow food for you and your family is all right here in The Expert Prepper’s Family Survival Garden
Natural Insecticides Online PDF
Natural insecticides can be chemical, mineral, or biological. The common goal of all three is to kill, repel, or otherwise interfere with the damaging behavior of insect pests.
Organic Fungicides for the Home Garden Online PDF
Materials used in organic gardening must meet a national standard as described in the Organic Food Production Act of 1990.
Many vegetable gardeners use raised beds, but other gardeners successfully grow fruit and vegetables directly in native soil. Which system is best for you?
Building a raised bed Over 20 images over 6 pages This Ebook has detailed instructions for building a raised bed. The examples can be adapted for your preferred size, height, and shape.
(Affiliate Link) Discover how to grow delicious, organic, pesticide free Mushrooms at a fraction of the cost of buying them from supermarkets.
Straw Bale Gardening Online PDF
A straw or hay bale garden is a gardening method used for raising vegetables, herbs, and flowers directly on a bale.
Growing substrates Nutrient solution System designs and much more
(Affiliate Link) This aquaponics system has been featured on news channels all over the world and the technique is proven to work.
When planting a parking strip or front yard garden, you need to assess the site and investigate any local ordinances that may affect it.
Only a handful of garden inhabiting species are harmful to your plants. Unfortunately, these give the majority of the mini creatures found in gardens a bad name
Backyard Composting Online PDF
We transform yard debris and food scraps into a valuable soil amendment and close the recycling loop in our own backyards.
Greenhouses – Sheds – Woodworking
(Affiliate Link) Over 12000 shed plans. Now anyone can start building amazing outdoor sheds. The faster and easier way with my step by step easy to follow plans with detailed illustrations.
Free 12 x 8 Shed Plan Online PDF
With Illustrations, Blueprints & Step By Step Details
(Affiliate Link) One example: How to build a good sized, sturdy and attractive Victorian style greenhouse perfect for a backyard garden or for you own small organic vegetable and fruit farm.
(Affiliate Link) This is the guide I wish someone had given me years ago. It is aimed at people who know absolutely nothing and have no woodworking or building skills whatsoever. It covers aviaries and bird rooms both large and little (indoors and out), and for budgets both big and small.
(Affiliate Link) Building a wood project usually starts with finding a woodworking plan. Sure, plans can help, but they assume a lot from readers often leaving out critical steps in the building process that more experienced builders no longer need.
(Affiliate Link) The Building Chicken Coops Guide package is designed for anyone with or without carpenter experiences. No matter if you are looking for a big coop, a small coop or a chicken run, with a big or a little budget, this package takes care of all that.
This fact filled PDF book explores many of the hundreds of different chicken breeds, within the egg, meat, dual-purpose and exhibition categories, and provides readers with informative and intelligible resources for proper care and housing of personal flocks, including a wide variety of chicken coop blueprints, plans, and photos.
(Affiliate Link) If you are considering keeping chickens in your back yard, you must read this book. Whether you have a tiny courtyard or acres to play with, Keene’s advice will stand you in good stead and help you build the right chicken coop.
(Affiliate Link) How to make a high quality, high-hatching rate Incubator with cheap parts – Quickly and Easily
Beekeeping – Apiary
(Affiliate Link) The Warre Garden Hive is a low impact, low cost, chemical free, organic and sustainable vertical top bar Beehive
How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides Online PDF
Includes guidelines for how beekeepers, growers, and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.
(Affiliate Link) Everything a beginner Beekeeper needs to start producing honey.
As an avid gardener I was most interested in using the bees to help my garden and, WOW, what a difference, my vegetable garden is doing better than ever and my flower beds look fantastic!
Walipini – Underground Greenhouse
24 pages of useful underground greenhouse (Walipini) information along with design and construction ideas and plans. Describing how the Walipini works with over 20 images
Everything you need to know about Home Canning
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Just about everything you would need to know in days gone past and thankfully so much is still usable today. 10000 Recipes
The first page reads: “This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for — common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime.