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The ultimate guide to growing inside! A greenhouse can bring you spectacular rewards - if you know how to maximize its potential. In this easy-to-use guide, Roger Marshall covers all the basics - how to choose, heat, irrigate, and maintain your greenhouse - as well how to grow scores of popular plants, including vegetables, herbs, and fruit; ornamentals for flowers and foliage; and collectors' plants such as orchids, bromeliads, cacti, and succulents. You'll also learn propagation techniques, the basics of hydroponics and aquaponics, and the most effective ways of controlling pests and diseases. Don't let that precious space go to waste - find out how your greenhouse can become a gardener's best friend.

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Roger Marshall

Roger Marshall

Roger Marshall's work has appeared in magazines worldwide as well as the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph (UK) , The Providence Journal, Sports Illustrated, Sail, Yachting World, Australian Sailing, Seahorse (UK) , Kazi (Japan) and many other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on Boating Today TV as host and commentator and is now the editor of Home Greenhouse magazine and contributor to many sailing and boating magazines. He has been a editor and contributor for many years and has written more than 900 magazine articles. Marshall is the author of eighteen books, two of which were translated into Italian and Spanish. He has also won a number of prizes for his writing.
Marshall's day job a designer of sailing and powerboats. After completing a program in small craft design at Southampton College in England, Marshall moved to the United States to take a position at Sparkman & Stephens, Inc. in New York. He was a designer there for over 5 years and then left to establish his own yacht design studio. He was project manager for the Courageous Challenge for the 1987 America's Cup campaign in Australia. Before going with the Courageous group he lectured a six-semester program leading to a minor in small craft design at Roger Williams University.
Marshall's passion is his greenhouse and garden where he spends most of his time. He has written two books on greenhouses and a third book on garden projects.
Marshall has extensive sailing and boating experience. He has sailed at all levels including with the British Admiral's Cup team on Quailo III and aboard Prime Minister Heath's Morning Cloud and once with the Japanese team. He has also sailed in many world and national championships, 11 Bermuda races (twice with the British Onion Patch team) , and 5 Fastnet races (twice with the British Admiral's Cup team) , and the 1997 Atlantic Challenge from New York, to Falmouth, England, placing third. He has cruised on both power and sailboats in many parts of the world, especially the European, Mediterranean, and North American coastlines.
He is past President of Boating Writers International, former chair of the Innovation Awards committee and was a member of the DAME award jury at the METS show. He a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Garden Writers Association.

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