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Organic Gardening: An Essential Guide to Natural Gardening
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Organic Gardening: An Essential Guide to Natural Gardening

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by Christine Lavelle, Michael Lavelle
 

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Creating and maintaining a beautiful garden that is safe and natural is becoming increasingly popular as we begin to understand the benefits of adopting an organic way of life. Organic Gardening is an indispensable guide to using organic methods to create flourishing ornamental and wildlife gardens. There is also a vital section on kitchen gardening that

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Creating and maintaining a beautiful garden that is safe and natural is becoming increasingly popular as we begin to understand the benefits of adopting an organic way of life. Organic Gardening is an indispensable guide to using organic methods to create flourishing ornamental and wildlife gardens. There is also a vital section on kitchen gardening that reflects our growing interest in eating and producing fresh, healthy and chemical-free vegetables, herbs and fruit.

The book looks in turn at different aspects of organic gardening, from creating spectacular lawns and decorative beds and borders in the ornamental garden, through attracting a host of beneficial creatures to the wildlife garden, to growing a wealth of crops in the kitchen garden. An easy-to-use directory of vegetables, herbs and fruit provides clear, at-a-glance information on growing a wide range of healthy produce, with advice on sowing, planting, harvesting and storing. There is also helpful practical information on dealing organically with pests and diseases in both the garden and the greenhouse.

Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on creating and caring for a natural garden, showing how to adopt an organic approach to each garden task, whether this is soil preparation, weeding and weed control, watering and feeding, or pruning and propagation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435113152
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/11/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, in England. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Christine has worked in many different areas of horticulture and was assistant head gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal and hardy ornamentals team leader at Askham Bryan College in York. She is currently carrying out research projects to encourage beneficial insects within ornamental gardens.

Michael Lavelle is a committed environmentalist and a firm believer that nature provides the best model for any garden design. A keen observer of nature since his early childhood, he believes that this natural model combined with a commonsense approach to horticulture is the key to organic success. He currently works as a senior lecturer in landscape management at Writtle College, Chelmsford, in England.

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Organic Gardening: A practical guide to natural gardens, from planning and planting to harvesting and maintenance 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Julie3 More than 1 year ago
It is spring time and I wanted to start some small gardening projects at home. I have heard a lot about organic food, etc, but did not really know what that means. The book contained a lot of good information. It wasn't too heavily detailed that it would take a lot of time to read. My free time is limited, so I just needed a basic overview. The book met my needs. It had some nice listings and explanation about different plants and herbs. I am going to use it as a guide to my spring shopping. I will go on line if I need more detail, but I have the information I need. It talks about the planting and soil preparation needed to grow certain plants, which will also be helpful. I will be hanging onto this book!
OddArmyDad66 More than 1 year ago
Has lots of ideas and tips for gardening. It did not answer all my questions, like organic ways to keep the bugs from eating your vegetables, but overall a good resource book.
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