The Mittleider Gardening Course – New & In Full Color

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Newly Revised & Updated in 2017 with 149 color pictures and dozens of new & improved illustrations! Teaches the practical at-home application of Nature's Immutable Laws of Plant Growth. Provides simple straight-forward instruction and illustrations on the Mittleider System of vegetable and fruit production.

The most educationally sound gardening book available anywhere has now become even better!.

Brand New in 2017!  co-authored by James B. Kennard, with many revisions, updates, and improvements, 149 color photos demonstrating every step in the gardening process, and dozens of new and improved illustrations throughout, making learning quicker, easier, and even more enjoyable.

The best gardening book on the planet is now the last gardening book you will ever need! ¬†The first printing was a collaboration between several BYU Educators and Dr. Mittleider, and this edition has the benefit of an additional 19 years’ experience and wisdom, plus the collaboration of many experienced Certified Mittleider Growers.

Provides simple straight-forward instruction and illustrations on every element of the Mittleider System of growing, enhanced with color pictures and improved illustrations.  Teaches all the basic topics plus 15 advanced topics, such as cold-weather gardening, pruning for maximum yields, growing plants vertically, solutions to common gardening problems such as controlling bugs and diseases, understanding fertilizers, home seedling production, building an inexpensive greenhouse and more.

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Table of Contents:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Soil-Bed Basics

  1. Planning
  2. Preparing
  3. Planting
  4. Watering
  5. Fertilizing
  6. Weeding
  7. Harvesting

Part 3: Grow-Box Basics

  1. Planning
  2. Preparing
  3. Planting
  4. Watering
  5. Fertilizing
  6. Weeding
  7. Harvesting

Part 4: Mittleider Advanced Topics

  1. Caring for Climbing Plants
  2. Automated Watering
  3. Understanding Fertilizers
  4. Nutritional Deficiencies
  5. Problem Soils
  6. Destructive Insects
  7. Common Plant Diseases
  8. Seedling Production
  9. Cold-Weather Gardening
  10. Building a Greenhouse

Appendix A: Garden Genius Planning Forms

Appendix B: Reference Tables for Planning Your Garden

Appendix C: DIY (Do It Yourself) Workshop

Appendix D: Learn More References

“I just have to say thank you again Jim. Our garden is just wonderful! Several of our neighbors were chatting about gardens and using the Mittleider Method. One of the “new converts” said that we should change the name to “Mittleider Magic”.”
Wendell and Linda Gubler

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