Subtitle All the botanical know-how you need to grow more food and healthier edible plants - Veggie Gardening with a Side of Science!

Tony O'Neill
Price $28.99 / £22.00
Description Description Gain the scientific knowledge you need to achieve excellence in home food production with this unique and in-depth guide by Tony O’Neill of YouTube’s Simplify Gardening.

If you are an intermediate or advanced gardener looking to level-up your growing skills, Simplify Vegetable Gardening is the ideal reference for meeting your goal. Your garden will flourish with the help of Tony’s growing prowess and eye-opening approach to enhancing plant health and yields that relies on a clear understanding of the interconnectedness of Earth’s many systems and how they each affect plant growth.

From the soil food web’s impact on plant nutrition and the atmosphere’s connection to photosynthesis to the effects of the water cycle on plant transpiration, Tony offers a deep dive into the science of growing a robust and sustainable home garden. You will learn how to:
  • Optimize plant health by understanding mineral nutrition 
  • Enhance soil tilth by fostering the right microorganisms
  • Maximize plant breeding and propagation techniques to grow more and better-adapted plants
  • Boost production through the understanding of essential plant functions
  • Improve biodiversity and plant resilience by adopting a mixed planting strategy
  • Be a crucial part of your regional food system and enhance community food security

Plus, diversify your garden’s offerings through profiles of 16 plant families that encompass 81 different food crops. Each family profile provides information on how to cultivate these plants based on the commonalities of the plant family in which they belong.

Starting with the “Why?” and ending with the “Wow!”, Simplify Vegetable Gardening is exactly what you need to help your edible garden reach peak performance.
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Format Trade Paperback 192 Pages
ISBN 9780760384978
Size8.00 in x 10.00 in / 203.20 mm x 254.00 mm
Published Date February 27th, 2024
Tony O'Neill

Tony O’Neill is a leading global gardening influencer. Though a full-time firefighter, he uses every opportunity to build his growing gardening brand, Simplify Gardening. The brand is the product of 14 years of gardening content creation, evolving from the initial platform Tony’s Allotment to UK Here We Grow, where the focus was on sharing gardening knowledge. In 2020, with the growing global popularity of his UK Here We Grow YouTube channel and realizing the need to better appeal to his expanding US market, Tony rebranded his social media channels and blog to Simplify Gardening.

Tony’s gardening journey started more than four decades ago with his grandfather and led him to pursue horticultural studies at the tender age of 16. His love of being of service led to his joining the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, where he rapidly progressed through the ranks. But his love for gardening was ever-present.

Tony believes gardening’s appeal is linked to nature’s generous response to nurturing, proven by his growing near-record-sized cabbages (67 lbs [30.39kg]), squashes (131 lbs [59.42kg]), rhubarb, and potatoes in abundance.

Winner of the 2021 Ezoic Publisher-of-the-Year Award for Educational Content

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