Growing Apples

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546160

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Guide to Growing Apples with Information on Root-Stocks, Varieties, Cross-Pollination, Pruning, Thinning, Pests and Diseases

Author: Frederick Keeble

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481321

Category: Gardening

Page: 28

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This early work on apple cultivation is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains information on root-stocks, cross pollination, pruning and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Best Apples to Buy and Grow

Author: Beth Hanson

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538662

Category: Gardening

Page: 120

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Your indispensable field guide to the crispy, crunchy, intensely flavorful apples increasingly available at supermarkets, farmers' markets, farm stands, and orchards. Use this handbook to discover some of the tastiest antique and modern varieties, and how to use them for cooking, baking, cider making, or eating fresh.--COVER.

The Apple Grower

Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581324

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.

A Beginner's Guide to Apples - Planting - Growing - Harvesting - Preserving - Preparing

Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310065306

Category: Gardening

Page: 54

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Table of Contents A Beginner’s Guide to Apples Introduction Growing Apples Time to plant Choosing the Right Tree Planting Tips Feeding Your Trees Pruning an Apple Tree Root Pruning and Ringing Ringing Popular Varieties of Apples Preserving and Storing Apples Pests and Diseases Apples in Cuisine Traditional Applesauce Traditional Apple Cake Traditional Dutch Schnitz Un Knepp – Apples and Buttons These are made by sifting together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Appendix How to Make Traditional Apple Butter Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction For all of those who have grown up on the aphorism of an apple a day keeps the doctor away, they are not going to find it surprising that since ancient times, Apples have been considered to be The Fruit of the Gods. Norse gods were given a daily diet of apples in order to help them keep their youth and beauty by the goddess Edda. It was one of the tasks of Hercules in Greek mythology to obtain the Golden Apples of Life in the Garden of Hesperides. In the same way Paris was asked to judge between 3 goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena and Hera on the general theme of who is the fairest of them all. Aphrodite bribed him with Helen – the most beautiful woman in the world – and he awarded her the Golden Apple of beauty. And so, fate brought about the 10 year Trojan war with the gods and goddesses taking sides in the activities of men. Wild apples are supposed to have originated in Asia, – especially in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan area – where you can still find them growing wild today. The domestic variety was then taken from Central Asia by nomads to other parts of Europe, Asia and grown in gardens and orchards. European colonists took the apple from Europe to America in the 15th century. But before that these apples were a major part of ancient Greek, Norse and Scandinavian history. For millenniums people in Europe and Asia survived harsh winters by subsisting on apples that they had picked in autumn. Even now, in many parts of the world, these apples preserved just above freezing level are a major part of the winter nutritious daily diet. Crab apples are native North American apples, also called Common Apples. Apple growing is a multibillion dollar industry today in many parts of the USA, thanks to Rev. William Blaxton who planted the first apple orchard in Boston somewhere around 1625. Colonial farms at that time got their seeds from traders from Europe. So, this book introduces you to growing one of the most popular and well-known of fruits, which has been grown all over the world longer than any other fruit.

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies

Author: Geoff Stebbings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992230

Category: Gardening

Page: 428

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Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce

Growing Apples and Pumpkins

Author: Amy Hutchings,Richard Hutchings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439223522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Growing apples and pumpkins on a farm.

Old Southern Apples

A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, 2nd Edition

Author: Creighton Lee Calhoun

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583122

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928. Author Lee Calhoun is one of the foremost figures in apple conservation in America. This masterwork reflects his knowledge and personal experience over more than thirty years, as he sought out and grew hundreds of classic apples, including both legendary varieties (like Nickajack and Magnum Bonum) and little-known ones (like Buff and Cullasaga). Representing our common orchard heritage, many of these apples are today at risk of disappearing from our national table. Illustrated with more than 120 color images of classic apples from the National Agricultural Library’s collection of watercolor paintings, Old Southern Apples is a fascinating and beautiful reference and gift book. In addition to A-to-Z descriptions of apple varieties, both extant and extinct, Calhoun provides a brief history of apple culture in the South, and includes practical information on growing apples and on their traditional uses.

An Article about Growing Apples for Small Families

Author: George E. Whitehead

Publisher: Budge Press

ISBN: 1446537137

Category: Gardening

Page: 30

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All aspects of apple growing are covered in this informative article written by an expert on the subject. With sections on soil, trees, distances, varieties, planting, pruning and more. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Apples of New England: A User's Guide

Author: Russell Powell

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576749

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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A guide to more than 200 varieties of apples! This fascinating and helpful guide will offer practical advice about rare heirlooms and newly discovered varieties, chapters on the rich tradition of apple growing in New England and on the “fathers” of American apples—Massachusetts natives John Chapman (“Johnny Appleseed”) and Henry David Thoreau. Apples of New England will present the apple in all its splendor: as biological wonder, super food, work of art, and cultural icon. Apples of New England will be an indispensable resource for anyone identifying apples in New England orchards, farm stands, grocery stores—or their own backyard. Photographs of the more than 200 apples discovered, grown, or sold in New England will be accompanied by notes about flavor and texture, history, ripening time, storage quality, and best use.

Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders

Second Edition

Author: Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110509

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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"Ms. Penner does an excellent job of presenting the information and using case examples to increases the readers understanding of the various concepts. While I expected this book to be informative I was surprised by how interesting it is. I would highly recommend this book to any nurse entrepreneur."--Nurse Entrepreneur Network "This is an excellent book for an undergraduate nursing program."--Doody's Medical Reviews This is a key health care financial management textbook designed to build the economics and financial management skills nurses and nurse leaders need to use daily. This second edition provides several new features that will add to its value as a timely and highly relevant text for RN-to-BSN, BSN, and MSN students in a variety of academic nursing programs. It is aligned with the standards established by AONE, AACN, and other health care professional organizations for economics and financial management education. The text has been significantly revised to simplify its content and to be useful within both traditional in-class formats and hybrid and on-line distance courses and programs. The book provides multiple opportunities for experiential learning such as writing business plans and health program grant proposals. It delivers enhanced discussions of cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, discusses budget preparation, offers strategies for controlling budget costs, and updates health reform policy, health care spending, and other relevant policies and statistics. The text discusses patient advocacy and interdisciplinary teamwork as they relate to economic and financial issues. Its engaging format promotes the synthesis of economics and finance across the nursing curriculum through the use of case examples, end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, and games based on concepts within the text. Additionally, tips throughout the book alert students about the need to apply concepts from other aspects of their education to economic and financial situations. The text also includes on-line supplemental material for teachers and students including Excel spreadsheets, games, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Key Features: Aligned with AACN and AONE guidelines Serves as a primary financial management text for a great variety of nursing academic programs Facilitates experiential learning through end-of-chapter exercises, games, tips for synthesizing knowledge, and case examples Designed for use in traditional classrooms and for hybrid and on-line distance programs Presents new chapter on measuring nursing care with indicators for capacity, staffing, patient acuity, performance, and patient flow

Growing up Third World

Author: Cindy Moldovan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479748587

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 123

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Belize is a little paradise in the Caribbean's. Growing up in the mid sixties and seventies it was underdeveloped and not well know. It is remembered with fond memories of my life and times spent with my family, extended family, friends and acquaints. My heritage is mixed with white, black and Mayan Indian which is not uncommon for Belize as it is a melting pot for diverse ethnicity and mixed culture. People from many different parts of the world call Belize home. Go back in time with me as I share a much different way of living life, from the way we prepared and cook our food, getting immunized, transportation, attending school, to growing up in the country in a large family with no running water, electricity nor plumbing, farming, religion, celebrating holidays and many more fascinating facts. Growing up third world nothing was done the short or easy way. Most of our foods was served from farm to table and although I did not know it then, our food was also grown organically. For the first seventeen years of my life I lived in Belize (formally know as British Honduras) A peaceful and democratic country, Belize is a jewel with lush rainforest, Mayan monuments, mountains, pristine beaches and among many other attractions Belize boasts the second largest unbroken barrier reef in the world, the magnificent Blue Hole that attracts scuba divers from around the globe and the only designated Jaguar preserve in the world. I am honored to share these experiences with you.

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Gardening

Author: Walter P. Wright

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954542064

Category:

Page: 332

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Walter P. Wright bietet in diesem Werk einen interessanten Einblick in die Welt der Pflanzen und der Gartenarbeit. Untermalt werden seine Ausfuhrungen durch vielzahlige und detailreiche Illustrationen. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sven Wombwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664487

Category: Gardening

Page: 456

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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment

Further Down Memory Lane

Early Life, Prose and Poetry

Author: John R. Pearsall

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452099375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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In this book you will find inspiration, building blocks for your life, and perhaps some rubble. Read it, enjoy it, and use it to broaden and enhance your life.