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Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening|Deborah L. Martin
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening : A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden
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Overview

When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie's language--from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.

In Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, general garden-building skills (from Do I need to dig? to Where do I dig?) and specific techniques (from How do I plant a seed? to How much should I water?) are presented in growing-season order--from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and many more tips and hints.

With a no question is unwelcome approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who's new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781609619831
  • ISBN-10: 1609619838
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Dimensions: 9.24 x 6.56 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.11 pounds
  • Page Count: 336