Part one covers the basic gardening techniques--selecting a site, improving the soil, planning and planting, feeding and watering, and insects and diseases, as well as chapters on gardening in containers and specialty gardens. Part two is an alphabetical guide to growing more than 200 fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, and grains. Each entry starts with planning and plant selection, then continues with information on care through the season, problem prevention (pest control, etc.), and harvesting. Entries for some of the more popular crops offer an "at a glance" feature that has data on sites, soil, spacing, and days to maturity.
Embarking on a new project without (substantial) prior knowledge can be overwhelming. If you've ever thought about starting and growing your own garden, this book will take the fear out of the unknown. Growing Fruits and Vegetables Organically tenders everything you need to get started in the yard. Whether you're a novice or an expert, this book can help with creating your garden, managing your soil, preventing and controlling problems, and gathering the harvest. The best feature is the encyclopedia of herbs, fruits and vegetables, from apples to wheat, detailing the specifics for growing each type of crop.