Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

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Overview

Enjoy the pleasures of growing your own delicious organic food. This plant-by-plant guide includes profiles of more than 765 tasty varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. In addition to expert advice on selecting suitable plants and growing, harvesting, and storing them, this invaluable resource includes more than 100 tried-and-true organic remedies that fight off diseases and pests. Get out in your vegetable garden and discover how easy and fun it is to grow your own healthy food. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580173704
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 784,787
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Tanya Denckla Cobb is a writer, a professional environmental mediator at the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, and a teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia. She is passionate about bringing people together to find common ground and create solutions for mutual gain. She co-founded a community forestry nonprofit organization, served as Executive Director of the Virginia Urban Forest Council, and facilitated the birth of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute and the Virginia Food System Council. At home, she enjoys the restorative energy of gardening and cooking from her garden. She lives in Virginia and is the author of Reclaiming Our Food and The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Prefacevii
Chapter 1For starters1
Chapter 2Vegetables23
Chapter 3Fruits & nuts151
Chapter 4Herbs243
Chapter 5Organic remedies for macro- and microdestructive agents295
Selected Beneficial Insects297
First Line of Defense: Plan Ahead298
Second Line of Defense: Prevention Strategies301
Third Line of Defense: Identify the Problem305
Identifying and Treating Common Problems307
Overview of Symptoms and Remedies312
Glossary of Organic Remedies315
Controlling Diseases327
Controlling Insects and Animals348
Chapter 6Allies & companions419
Afterword439
Bibliography443
Appendixes
A.The National Standards454
B.Suggested Reading455
C.Seed Companies and Nurseries460
D.Equipment and Pest Control Suppliers466
E.Other Useful Resources469
F.USDA Hardiness Zone Map470
Index471

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