This concise guide shows novice houseplant owners exactly how to keep indoor plants alive and healthy. Gardening expert Ellen Zachos helps you choose the right plants in the first place and then shows you how to care for them, outlining what each kind needs in terms of location, sunlight, water, and fertilizer. She also explains when plants should be repotted (and how to do that successfully), how and when to prune them, how to keep them clean of dust and pets, and more. This Storey BasicsÂ® guide has all the information you need to keep any houseplant thriving and beautiful!
This book covers nearly every bit of information you need to know about how to grow gorgeous herbs. Just imagine being able to grow flavourful herbs without using harmful chemicals or spending a fortune on expensive store bought herbs. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you can have the most flavorful herbs. It truly is possible, but you just need to know how. Here's what you'll learn: * How to preserve your herbs with these 3 simple techniques... * 3 little known, yet simple ways to harvest your herbs... * Secret of expert herb gardeners that few people ever know about... * 3 proven steps to transplanting herbs * 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to giving your herbs the best care * You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to design a gorgeous herb garden * 6 time tested and proven strategies for growing herbs indoors or outside * When to use different types of herbs such as culinary herbs, aromatic herbs, ornamental herbs and medicinal herbs * 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for picking the best companion plants for your herbs * How often to water your herbs
The quality of the inspection is determined by the quality of the samples that are collected, so it's important to use the best sampling and data-interpretation methods available. But there is currently little guidance as to which methods are better and which are worse; which result in a rational interpretation of the data, and which result in data that are difficult to interpret. Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D., who has conducted thousands of inspections, delivers objective guidance on sampling and data interpretation methods in this guidebook for inspectors and anyone concerned about safety. Read this book to learn: Which of the commonly used sampling methods result in reproducible sample results that can be interpreted and which methods don't. Why different airborne sampling methods may be needed to assess structural contamination and occupant exposure. How the reference, control, and database data-interpretation methods may be used to convert sample results into actionable information.