Organic Gardening for Dummies, UK Edition [NOOK Book]

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Transform your garden into an organic paradise

You know that organically grown is better for the environment and better for you, too, and what better way to guarantee organic greens than to grow them in your own chemical-free garden! Enter Organic Gardening For Dummies – the fun, easy way to learn the art and science of organic gardening. Whether you wouldn't know compost from confetti, or you've been tilling the soil your whole life, this step-by-step guide gets you quickly up ...

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Organic Gardening for Dummies, UK Edition

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Overview

Transform your garden into an organic paradise

You know that organically grown is better for the environment and better for you, too, and what better way to guarantee organic greens than to grow them in your own chemical-free garden! Enter Organic Gardening For Dummies – the fun, easy way to learn the art and science of organic gardening. Whether you wouldn't know compost from confetti, or you've been tilling the soil your whole life, this step-by-step guide gets you quickly up to speed on everything you need to make your garden grow – Mother Nature's way.

  • Make it real – find out what 'organic' really means, when an organic pear is not an organic pear and why you should care

  • Work from the ground up – learn all about soil building, the importance of biodiversity in your garden, how to use water wisely and the basics of composting

  • Know how your garden grows – easy, step-by-step instructions on planting, nurturing and managing your greener garden year round, from flowers and shrubs to fruits and vegetables

  • Nurture naturally – uncover the greenest fertilisers to help develop your environmentally-friendly garden

  • Weed it and reap – discover how to win the weed wars with mulching, cover cropping, pulling and cultivating, organic herbicides and more

Open the book and find:

  • Guidance for cultivating flowers and shrubs

  • Ways to grow your own fruits and veggies

  • The lowdown on organic lawn and tree care

  • How to nurture your organic herb garden

  • Tips for using green fertilisers and compost

  • Advice on pest control – the natural way

  • Methods for battling plant diseases

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119977285
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,225,711
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Sue Fisher is a horticulturalist and gardening writer who has written for many publications over 20 years, including BBC Gardener's World magazine. She is the author of ten other popular gardening books, including Gardening For Dummies. Ann Whitman is the author of Trees & Shrubs For Dummies and the first edition of Organic Gardening For Dummies. Suzanne DeJohn is an editor with the National Gardening Association – the leading garden-based educational non-profit organisation in the USA.
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Table of Contents

Intro Introduction

I Understanding the Basics of Organic Gardening

1 Gardening Organically: The Basic Techniques

2 Benefitting You and the World: Great Reasons to Go Organic

3 Understanding and Planning Your Site

II Getting Stuck into Soil, Compost and Fertilisers

4 Digging Beneath the Surface: Soils

5 Building Healthy Soil

6 Composing Great Compost: Let the Rotting Begin!

7 Enriching the Earth with Organic Fertilisers

III Growing Organically in Your Garden

8 Settling in Plants and Keeping Them Happy

9 Enjoying Home-Grown Feasts

10 Raising Organic Vegetables

11 Growing Herbs for the Home and Garden

12 Picking from the Berry Patch

13 Cultivating Fruits and Nuts for Your Organic Orchard

14 Saying It with Flowers

15 Managing Garden Trees and Shrubs

16 Creating and Caring for Your Organic Lawn

IV Managing Problems

17 Creating a Natural Balance: Preventing Pests and Diseases Organically

18 Managing and Controlling Insect Pests

19 Battling Plant Diseases

20 Outwitting Invading Creatures

21 Weed It and Reap!

V The Part of Tens

22 Ten Best Organic Gardening Practices

23 Ten Ways to Be Eco-friendly

Index

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