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
Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.
Whether you are one of those tired moms, contemplating giving up, or just need some relief, or whether you are just considering homeschooling and don't know where to start, you'll find this book full of answers and practical help. Think Outside the Classroom offers a refreshing look at what a "real education" is, and practical strategies for implementing a relaxed approach to education in your family.
This book describes the mechanisms of nutrient taken up by plants at the biochemical and molecular level. This is a new concept developed over the past 30 years, primarily due to use of modern technology developed in biotechnological research, instrumentation, modern computation facilities, bioinformatics, the large volumes of information generated by use of various 'omics' and of course the dedicated hard work of a large number of researchers.
Recent research indicates that nutrient uptake, its transport and redistribution in plants are under genetic control. There are groups of genes for each nutrient that encode transporter proteins whose functions are to acquire the specific nutrient from the soil and transport it across the plasma membrane of the root hair cells for use in plant metabolism. Deficiency or sufficiency of a plant nutrient induces different groups of genes to produce m-RNA transcripts for translation of transporter proteins. A large number of metabolic enzymes are up or down regulated in response to deficiency of plant nutrients. Morphological and metabolic adaptations in order to better acquire nutrients and use them frugally when nutrients are scarce in the growth medium can be observed in plants. Heavy metals, which are toxic to plants, induce different sets of defence mechanisms.
In 20 chapters, the book describes plants' uptake mechanisms for all the major, secondary and micronutrients, beneficial elements and heavy metals. References to research work quoted in the text are updated up to 2014 and included at the end of each chapter. Biotechnological approaches to improving nutrient use efficiency are discussed wherever such information is available. The structure and functions of transporter proteins involved in the uptake of nutrients are discussed. Additional information on some of the specific topics is provided in text boxes or as separate sections within the chapters. Lastly, the terminology used has been explained as far as possible in the text, mostly within parentheses.