Organic Gardening: A Comprehensive Guide to Chemical-Free Growing / Edition 1

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Overview

"Crow and Elizabeth are pioneers in organic/sustainable technology." --Acres USA For over 25 years, Crow and Elizabeth Miller have been innovators in the field of gardening, promoting the understanding and use of organic methods in all areas, including those where it was previously thought impossible. Now, with Organic Gardening, they reveal their methods, from the simple to the complex. For people wh ready know their way around a garden plot, this book is an indispensable reference guiding you through the expert techniques that will make organic gardening successful in any climate, year-round. Natural, chemical-free growing can be successful in virtually any environment, from small greenhouses to backyards to golf courses, and step-by-step Crow and Elizabeth show you how to make it happen. With more than 130 beautiful illustrations of garden techniques and the plants you can grow, even beginner gardeners will be able to enjoy the benefits of this fabulous compendium. Here are just some of the special features of Organic Gardening:
* Growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs
* Flower gardening
* Composting
* Soil analysis and organic modifications
* Organic turf management
* Greenhouse production
* Landscaping
* Raising plants from seed
* Fall and winter gardening
Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028623153
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/3/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Crow and Elizabeth Miller have been working together as a gardening team for over ten years. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and both appear regularly on television and radio as experts on organic growing, including their own syndicated radio show, It's Our Garden. Crow has been breaking new ground in the area of sustainable gardening for over 25 years. Together they own and operate Agri-Balance Organic Consultants, a firm that specializes in the implementation of chemical-free methods in any environment.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE: Starting an Organic Garden.

1. The Garden Game Plan.

2. Tending the Soil.

3. Turn to Compost.

4. Additions and Corrections.

5. Water, Water Everywhere.

PART TWO: Growing Seasons: The Edible Organic Garden.

6. Seed, Seeding, Seedling.

7. Viable Vegetables.

8. A Feast of Fruits.

9. Home-Grown Herbs.

10. Problems and Solutions.

PART THREE: After the Fall.

11. Growing On.

12. Prelude to Winter.

13. Greenhouse Production.

PART FOUR: Year-Round Ground.

14. Homeowner's Basics.

15. Garden Art.

16. Flower Power.

17. Getting a Lawn.

18. Tree Techniques.

PART FIVE: Indoor Growing.

19. Interior Farming.

20. House-Happy Foliage.

Appendixes.

A. Growing Questions and Answers.

B. USDA Hardiness Zone Map.

C. Organic Gardener's Yearly Plan.

D. Resources.

E. Grower's Glossary.

Index.

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