Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Are you interested in Upside-Down Gardening? Do you want a step-by-step, easy to follow guide on getting started? Are you worried that you do not have enough space in your new hoe to set up a traditional garden? Do you want to know some of the new methods of gardening that will help you to grow vegetables and fruits that you like in your home and that too on your terraces or patio or backyard? Well, one of the very popular and easy method of gardening these days that is attracting a lot of homeowners is the upside down gardening. Upside down gardening is gaining popularity among plant lovers and is the practice of growing plants that hang down from planters. This practice of growing plants upside down is on the rise now as people are able to grow more crops in smaller spaces. Using this technique, any homeowner with less space around the house can grow the necessary vegetables, fruits or flowers for the kitchen on their patios, porch, deck or the small backyard area, hooks on the compound walls or even indoors. The urbanization and the modern day space constraints have reduced the available space for agriculture and gardening. The upside down garden is a good method to grow vegetables for your use. Any person who is interested in gardening or who wants to use healthy food without pesticides can opt for this type of vegetable and fruit garden. It is not possible to grow all types of vegetables using this method. Only selected fruits and vegetable plants can be grown upside down. This can be a major time-pass for the family. The other major factor attracting people towards this type of gardening is that the requirement of water is very less if proper protection is given to the planters. It is the ideal gardening solution for city dwellers who are facing serious space constraints.
Is the garden a consumption site where identities are constructed? Do gardeners make aesthetic choices according to how they are positioned by class and gender? This book presents the first scholarly analysis of the relationship between media interest in gardening and cultural identities. With an examination of aesthetic dispositions as a symbolic mode of communication closely aligned to peoples' identities and drawing on ethnographic data gathered from encounters with gardeners, this book maps a typology of gardening taste, revealing that gardening - how plants are chosen, planted and cared for - is a classed and gendered practice manifested in specific types of visual aesthetics. This timely and original book develops a new area within cultural studies while contributing to debates about lifestyle and lifestyle media, consumption, class and methodology. A must read for anybody concerned with or intrigued by the cultural construction of identification practices.