The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates

Andrea Afra
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Succulents are taking over the hearts and window sills of millions of people around the world, and everyone wants to know what they need to thrive. 

Andrea Afra, from the popular succulent care and advice platform 'Sucs for You,' has helped thousands of succulent lovers become confident about understanding their plants' needs based on their growing location. From these exchanges and shared experiences, The Succulent Manual was born. 

This book explores topics on succulents' care requirements, their various propagation techniques, troubleshooting problems, regional advice, identification methods, and more. The Succulent Manual is thorough, easy to navigate, and will be the perfect companion to your succulent collection, whether you're just starting out with them or ready to advance your knowledge. 

The Succulent Manual contains detailed chapters and sections on the most important topics:

Basic Tips: First, you'll learn about the basic care tips and growing cycles so you have a solid understanding of how to keep succulents alive and happy. This is vital to being able to troubleshoot any problems you may run into along the way.

Make More Sucs: There are many varieties of succulents that can provide a lifetime supply of plants for you and others from just one plant! You'll learn about propagation by leaves, division, cuttings, and seeds.

Succulent SOS: Stretched plants, leaf-drop, pests...the 'Symptoms' section will help you identify problems with your succulents, while the following section 'Take Action' provides solutions and repair advice.

Regional Tips: Your climate and location have a major influence on the obstacles you may run into. This chapter covers the various regional and seasonal challenges. 

The Succulent Manual also includes care tips and instructions on building a garden bed for in-ground succulents, a buying guide for plants and supplies, information on grow lights, a Knowledge Bank, glossary, and other useful advice.

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Andrea Afra
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Published on
Sep 25, 2018
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Pages
211
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ISBN
9781386088394
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Climatic / General
Gardening / Container
Gardening / General
Gardening / House Plants & Indoor
Gardening / Ornamental Plants
Gardening / Regional / General
Nature / Plants / Cacti & Succulents
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 Table of Contents 
Introduction 
Choosing the Right Pot 
Sowing Seeds 
Vegetative Propagation 
Collection of Seeds 
Quality of Goods Seeds 
Successful Germination Tips 
Season for Sowing 
Proper Method of Sowing Seeds 
Seed Sowing Depth 
Time for Repotting Your Plants 
Operation of Potting 
Seedling Care 
Well Watered Plants 
Conclusion 
Author Bio 
Publisher 

Introduction 

“Do me a favor,” you are going to say, “what do I need to know all about pot culture? I am an experienced gardener, and I know how to move one plant from one container to another. What other tips and techniques can you teach me about potting, containers, and other information about pots?” 

Well, my friend, this book is going to tell you all about how you can cultivate all kinds of plants or even the choicer kinds of plants, as well as grow seeds in pots. Along with that, you are going to learn more about pot maintenance, and make sure that you have these containers in which you have invested so much money lasting you a long, long time. 

Along with this, you are going to get tips about drainage, the best organic soil, and even a little bit of information on seed sowing. 
Remember that plants may be propagated in two ways – by seed or by vegetative means such as cuttings, grafts and layers. When we are planting them by seeds, we will have to plant them either straight into the earth, outdoors, or in containers and in pots beforehand whether they can grow up into seedlings. The seedlings are then going to be transplanted into their permanent positions when they have reached a height of about 4 to 5 inches.
Pot it There
Container Gardening Even YOU Can Do

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 Container Gardening Basics
Chapter 2 A Pot by Many Other Names Can Still be a Pot
Chapter 3 Potable Flowers
Chapter 4 Potable Plants
Chapter 5. Food in Pots
Chapter 6. Caring for your Container Garden
Chapter 7. Pretty Posies
Chapter 8. Closing Remarks
Author Bio

Introduction
Gardening is one of the easiest and best ways to feel accomplished, work off a bit of stress and make the world a little more beautiful…even if it’s just your own little corner of the world. 

Unfortunately, many people think gardening isn’t for them. They think they don’t have room, don’t have a green enough thumb or don’t have the time to garden. Are you one of these people? 

If so, this book is going to change your mind and make your world a more colorful, sweet-smelling place and add some flavor to your kitchen. 

The room necessary for container gardening can be as small as a ledge on a porch rail or the top of a nightstand. Or if you are fortunate enough to have a deck, patio, porch or even a bit of lawn space, container gardening is an option for you. 

As for having a green thumb, don’t worry. It’s more important that you have thumbs (and fingers) willing to get dirty. While it is true that some plants are more difficult to grow than others, there are dozens of plants that require minimal care while still providing color, pleasant scents and even air purifying benefits inside and outside of your home. 

The time it takes to plant and care for container gardens is also minimal. Even if you have numerous pots of plants, you will not 

have nearly as much time invested in those as you would in-ground flower beds and gardens. 

So you see, it is possible for you to enjoy growing plants and flowers in containers…successfully. 

If you already enjoy gardening but want to use something besides the standard clay pots seen everywhere and need a little help deciding what can and cannot be successfully grown in pots, this book is going to be your new go-to for creating gardens that will beautify your home and possibly even put food on your table. 

This book will introduce you to new and unique options for pots—things you might never have thought of using otherwise. You will also be challenged to get your creative juices flowing in mixing and matching plants for attractive containers that will be the envy of everyone in the neighborhood.
The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor and Miniature Gardens
Understanding Indoor Gardens, Moss Gardens, Miniature Gardens and Gardens in a Bottle

Table of Contents
Introduction
Necessary Tools for Bottle Gardening
Best Plants for Bottle Gardening.
Small Plant Gardens
Pot et Fleur
Making A Moss Garden
Knowing More about Moss.
Growing Plants from Pips
Exotic gardening – Pineapple Tops
Miniature Gardens
Trees
Other Popular Tiny Plants
Taking Care of Your Miniature Garden
Bulbs for Your Garden
Selecting the Right Bulbs
Planting Your Bulbs.
Planting Hyacinth and Crocus Corms
Bulb Fiber – Tips
Newspaper Compost
“Plunging” Bulbs.
Growing Bulbs on Water.
Methods of Water Cultivation.
Bulb Failure
Best Bulbs Choices
Conclusion
Author Bio

Introduction
The first time I saw a miniature garden growing in a bottle, my immediate response was “but how did the plants get into the bottle?” Naturally, this amused the gardener very much, and for those people who are not into the secret of how the plants got into the bottle, this feat can only be on par with how did a model ship get into the bottle!
A garden in a bottle has about the same sort of fascination and requires almost that same amount offered dexterity and ingenuity to construct as a ship in the bottle. It is also going to need a lot of patience, because after all, you are gardening in limited space. But once your water garden is established, it can be left for months without attention. In many cases, depending on your plans, it may also not need watering.
So for all those people who have been really fascinated with this conversation piece, when you see people surrounding a glass bottle with beautiful plants growing in it, here is the beginner’s guide to indoor gardening in a bottle.
More than 200 years ago, a London physician named that Nathaniel Ward discovered that mosses, as well as ferns, which never grew satisfactorily in a city full of industrial fumes flourished if they were grown in the protection of a glass sided case. Thanks to his experiments, bottle Gardens developed in Europe, and since then, they have been the rage all over the world for people who are strapped for place, are looking for a new hobby, and also want to achieve something wonderful.
You can use any large bottle. But the bottle has to be made of glass! Carboy glass bottles are normally made for brewing beer, so if you can get them cheap at a nursery nearby, please do so. 
A 5 gallon carboy bottle is going for around USD 48 on eBay USA, but as my gardening books always suggest, follow and advocate minimum of expense and minimum of fuss, you may want to spend some time asking around in your circle of friends and neighbors for large glass bottles, which is they can spare you. 
I have seen some of these bottles kept away in garages, because once upon a time, they were used and the owner does not have any use for them at the moment. He may not want them for another 20 years, either. Please do buy the bottles from your friends! 
Otherwise, a long-lasting friendship can get into jeopardy, when carelessly spoken words of half jesting “Well, he borrowed that bottle from me and what a mess he has made in it.” could cause subconscious rancor and ill will. That is of course if he is not interested in gardening! 
If he is a gardener, he is going to demand his bottle back – along with your bottle garden, - five years down the line!
You may want to tell him the purpose for this gardening experiment. It is possible he may also want to give you some suggestions about plants based on his experience.
For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. 

You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred
species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:
   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.
   •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.
   •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.
Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.
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