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Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is Garden Alchemy

Chapter 1: Soils and Mulches
Make homemade soil tests, potting soil recipes, and mulches

Chapter 2: Propagation
Create your own seed bombs, planting pots, seed tapes, and rooting hormone

Chapter 3: Compost
Adjust soil pH, add organic matter, make compost booster, and more ways to improve your soil

Chapter 4: Fertilizers and Garden Teas
Boost plant health with recipes for customized fertilizer blends and growth-enhancing sprays

Chapter 5: Birds, Bees, and Bugs
Recipes and tips for encouraging beneficial wildlife, plus DIY pest traps, baits, and deterrents

Resources
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Index

About the Author

Stephanie Rose is an award-winning author, freelance writer, instructor, and international speaker who aims to encourage better living through plants. As a long-time student and teacher of organic gardening, permaculture design, herbalism, and natural skin care formulation, she enjoys inspiring others to learn how to grow and use plants, with a focus on regenerative practices that are green, healthy, and natural. She is a member of Garden Communicators International, the Permaculture Institute of North America, the International Herb Association, and volunteers to develop children's gardens as a Vancouver Master Gardener.

Reviews

"Rose's comprehensive yet compact book will profit beginning and advanced gardeners alike." * Publishers Weekly *
"As someone who's made a career out of growing in small urban spaces, Stephanie's Garden Alchemy is a treasure trove of creative, DIY recipes to grow healthier, stronger plants, beautify your garden, and cultivate more biodiversity in your yard."?- Kevin Espiritu, gardener, author of Field Guide to Urban Gardening -- Kevin Espiritu * Epic Gardening *
"Stephanie empowers the reader to experiment with ways to fix common garden problems with minimal effort - and showing how there are so many things the home gardener can do before deciding to buy a "problem-solving" product at the store." * Frau Zinnie *
"Equipped with a copy of Rose's new book, gardeners will feel confident that they're ready to tackle any problems that come up. Soil or fertilizer recipes needed? Check. Pest control problem? Double check. Propagation or composting question? She's got you covered." -- Shannon Cowan * EarthEasy.com *
"Rose's rich guide, a mix of recipes and inviting do-it-yourself projects, kept my attention throughout its 128 pages...a thoughtful and informative guide." -- Sally Peterson * OregonLive.com *
"...chock full of useful and magical recipes and elixirs sure to elevate your garden and garden experience...a delightful and enlightening read." -- Julie Bawden Davis * JulieBawdenDavis.com *
"...this book is amazing... I see this being a book I am likely going to be referencing a lot in the future for my own garden!" * Budget Earth *
"Every page is chock full of tips and tricks for how to create happier growth in your garden and how to use every part of that garden to create new and exciting things." * City Book Review *
"...a compact, easy-to-follow, and visually attractive collection of recipes for do-it-yourself garden rejuvenation." * Washington Gardener *
"I think this book deserves a spot on the bookshelf, or better yet, in the potting shed, where the recipes will soon be as dog-eared and annotated as any of your favorite cookbooks." * Gardener's Path *

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