How To Graft Tomato Plants demystifies grafting tomato plants for the home gardener. Grafted tomato plants have proven to be an effective technique to combat soil borne diseases, increase both fruit production and plant vigor. Grafted tomato plants can extend harvest, increase tolerance to heat and cold, and reduce the use of chemicals to fight root borne disease. Included in this easy-to-follow guide are the critical steps for successful grafting, the essential factors for choosing rootstock, and the importance of a germination test. You will learn a grafting technique, and how to simplify the healing chamber. Instructions for planting and caring for your successful grafted tomato plants is also included. With patience and practice, the guidelines in this book will assist gardeners everywhere to graft tomatoes and enjoy the benefits of beautiful, vigorous tomato plants all season long in the garden.
The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume I contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the 'petaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Gramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.
The next adventure in the science-based Curious George Discovers series teaches readers all about gardening and what plants need to grow.
Simple steps to gardening success, from the experts at the RHS Follow RHS show-how and know-how for a garden that looks great all year round (whatever size it is). From root veg to herbs and salads, inspirational tips and techniques on choosing the right seeds, growing organic, finding the best site, fertilisers, pest protection and more guarantee success. Get perfect results: whether you're a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.
An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. A comprehensive bibliography of over 3000 references cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.