Organic Gardening Bible: Successful Gardening the Natural Way

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This beautifully illustrated book introduces organic gardening principles, techniques, and pest controls for the cultivation of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits in a chemical-free environment. An inspirational guide for an ecologically sound garden, The Organic Gardening Bible helps the gardener avoid many common problems of pests and diseases with simple, effective, organic strategies. Preaching that it is better to work with nature than against it, the book also imparts the art and skill of planning your ...
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Overview

This beautifully illustrated book introduces organic gardening principles, techniques, and pest controls for the cultivation of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits in a chemical-free environment. An inspirational guide for an ecologically sound garden, The Organic Gardening Bible helps the gardener avoid many common problems of pests and diseases with simple, effective, organic strategies. Preaching that it is better to work with nature than against it, the book also imparts the art and skill of planning your garden to look beautiful and run efficiently throughout the year. In addition to discussing chemical-free pest and disease control, Flowerdew also reinforces some garden basics, such as how to tend plants for maximum yield, and how to extend the growing season through the use of coldframes, greenhouses, and conservatories. A chapter on harvesting, storing, cooking, and sharing your bounty provides easy and effective ways to spread the enjoyment of your bountiful produce throughout the year; an easy and accessible yearly calendar details a month-by-month roundup of what to do when.
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Editorial Reviews

Your Garden
…all you need to know to create your own paradise of flowers, fruit and vegetables thronging with wildlife.
St. Louis Post- Dispatch - Mary Ann Fink
...can help readers become successful organic gardeners, benefitting both themselves and the world around them.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Meda Kessler
...quite informative...
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Marianne Binetti
"Although the author of this book is from England his methods are sound and . . . his testimony and garden commandments will work here as well."
". . . singing the praises of the healthy organic lifestyle might convert the health enthusiast."
"The garden images . . . are indeed heavenly. . . with a last name like Flowerdew, I suspect becoming a spokesperson for natural gardening was divine inspiration."
From the Publisher
…all you need to know to create your own paradise of flowers, fruit and vegetables thronging with wildlife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589792197
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for over 20 years and is Britain's foremost authority on organic gardening methods. In addition to being the BBC's organic gardening expert, he is the author of Bob Flowerdew's Complete Book of Companion Gardening and The No-Work Garden. He lives and farms in Norfolk, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Let nature do the work 6
1 The organic way 10
2 The flowering of the garden 30
3 Making your garden naturally beautiful 48
4 Keeping your garden beautiful naturally 74
5 Seeds want to come up, plants want to grow 88
6 Fantastic fruits 100
7 Feast on fresh herbs, salads, and declicious vegetables 134
8 Shelter from the weather 168
9 Harvesting, storing, cooking, and sharing our bounty 184
10 Successful organic pest and disease control and gaining freedom from weeds 202
The Yearly Calendar: A month-by-month roundup of what tasks to do when 218
Useful Addresses Bibliography 223
Index 223
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