Organic Gardening Books
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition (Science for Gardeners)
The 2011 Garden Writers of America Gold Award for Best Writing/Book proves soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life -- not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web -- the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the benefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals.
Eating locally grown seasonal food is the solution to so many of the social and environmental problems raised by modern intensive food production methods. In From Seed to Table, organic gardener Janette Haase offers a month-by-month guide to growing a significant amount of food in a home garden. From the earliest salad leaves to the autumn's sweetest root vegetables, this book will show anyone with a small plot of earth and willing hands how to eat a healthier, more environmentally responsible diet--one with a smaller impact on both the environment and household food bills. The book's introductory chapter explains the importance of eating locally and seasonally and offers some practical considerations before beginning a garden of one's own. The rest of the book is divided into chapters covering each months. Haase takes the home gardener through the tasks of the gardening year, giving clear and helpful instructions for the work to be done at each time, from planning and planting to harvesting and storage. She also offers delicious seasonal recipes and menu ideas. From Seed to Table concludes with a thoughtful essay on food-related environmental issues, from greenhouse gasses to the genetic modification of seeds. Janette Haase was born in Montreal and was raised there and in Newfoundland. She holds a degree in geology from Queen's University. Haase started farming on fifty acres near Kingston, Ontario, and ran a large organic market garden. In 1998, as a single parent with a tiny front garden and no backyard in a village near Kingston, Haase planted vegetables and realized she could feed her family with what she could grow in a very small space.
Mini Farming: Fast & Easy Guide to Mini Farming For your Own Organic Fruits & VegetablesToday only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $5.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.Congratulations! You’ve discovered your new passion – Mini Farming. Not only does Mini Farming get you close to nature, Mini Farming also allows you to produce fruits that are 100% organic and natural. In other words, Mini Farming not only has a positive impact on your mind but also paves the foundation to the many concepts of healthy eating.This book has been specially written to help anyone who has taken an interest in Mini Farming. This comprehensive guidebook on Mini Farming has been packed with lots of useful insights and advice. It’s designed as a one-stop location where you’ll be able to get all the essential knowledge associated with Mini Farming.Don’t get into the misconception that Mini Farming is only for people with sufficient land in their backyard. Believe it or not… If you’re an urban dweller staying in a high-rise apartment, Mini Farming is also possible. All you need is a tweak of some of the conventional planting techniques and a touch of creativity.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Space requirements essential For Mini Farming What can you grow? What’s Bio-Intensive Cultivation and how can It increase your yield by at least 40%! Tools & equipment needed for Mini Farming Mini Farming in high rise buildings or apartments How to plant seeds and seedlings This book contains proven steps & strategies on Mini Farming from the beginning stages of growing the crops from seeds right up to harvesting the crops for food. The content of this Mini Farming book has been designed to include time-tested techniques, tips & advice to ensure you’re able to reap the most out of your Mini Farming efforts. With this book, you’ll not only be able to keep your costs low, you’ll also be able to maximize your harvest. With the right Mini Farming strategies, you can expect to increase your yield by at least 40%! Wow! Mini Farming is a relaxed activity – it’s something that you do in your free time. With proper knowledge from this guidebook, I’m sure you will be able to cut down on unnecessary mistakes (by learning from others’ mistakes) and achieve more within a shorter time frame.What’re you waiting for?Download your copy today!Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Tags: mini farming for beginners, gardening, farming, planting, urban farming, gardening techniques, mini farm, homesteading.
Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
Lasagna Gardening, a gardening system that works-- so you don't have to!Turn in your tiller for a stack of old newspapers! Replace your shovel with a layer of grass clippings! Let Pat Lanza show you how you can create lush, successful, easy-care gardens in practically any location without hours of backbreaking digging or noisy tilling.* Practical, first-person advice from an experienced gardener* Great ideas to let you spend more time enjoying your gardens and less time working in them* Specific "lasagna" techniques for the most popular vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, and more
The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener (A Gardener's Supply Book)
With more than 80,000 sold since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as:Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available.The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up.The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses.Pests?—how to find “plant-positive” rather than “pest-negative” solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants.The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live.Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil
Smith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables.
Who says you can't enjoy delicious and healthy homegrown tomatoes year-round? Read this book to find out how. Within its pages, you will discover... + How to grow healthy, productive tomato plants + How to provide adequate lighting when growing indoors + How to pollinate tomato blossoms to ensure a good yield + How to identify and respond to common pests and diseases + How to re-pot a tomato to ensure a strong and healthy root system + How to maintain the proper level of humidity in your growing area + How to "clone" your plant to make more plants for free...And more!Download this book today and start producing delicious tomatoes your neighbors will be jealous of.
Gardeners tend to assume that any organic product is automatically safe for humans and beneficial to the environment--and in most cases this is true. The problem, as Jeff Gillman points out in this fascinating, well-researched book, is that it is not always true, and the exceptions to the rule can pose a significant threat to human health. To cite just one example, animal manures in compost can be a source of harmful "E. coli" contamination if imporperly treated. Gillman's contention is that all gardening products and practices--organic and synthetic--need to be examined on a case-by-case basis to determine both whether they are safe and whether they accomplish the task for which they are intended. Ultimately, Gillman concludes, organic methods are preferable in most situations that gardeners are likely to encounter. After reading this eye-opening book, you will understand why, and why knowledge is the gardener's most important tool.
*** 5.28.13 ~ NEWLY REVISED and EXPANDED ***Fortunately for you and me, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular as many realize our commercially processed foods contain harmful chemicals and pesticides. Maybe you never realized it before, but YOU can do something positive about this.In Organic Gardening: A Quick Start Guide, Martha Green will show you:The basics and benefits of organic gardeningHow to make your own compostHow to prepare your soil for plantingAdvice on how to choose plantsCorrect watering techniquesHow to control weeds and pests without using pesticidesHow to clean up and get your soil ready for your next growing seasonSome delicious recipes featuring fresh produce from your organic gardenMartha Green will show you how organic gardening is more than just making a conscious decision to skip the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. It is about choosing to work WITH nature. There are:Suggestions for conducting companion plantingHow to recognize "good bugs" so they can help fight "bad bugs"How to use peppers and garlic to create your very own natural bug repellentAnd many other ways to enjoy delicious foods while cooperating with natureThis quick-start guide is packed full of charts and pictures to help you figure out how to compost, how to test your soil, and how certain nutrients contribute to the pH of your soil and compost.So, head back up to the top of this page and hit the "BUY" button so you can be on your way to a healthier way of living--all while making a positive difference in the lives of your family and our environment.
Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School: A Guide to Creating Your Own Beautiful, Easy-Care Garden
This new paperback edition of Ann Lovejoy's spectacular organic gardening book brings a lifetime's worth of experience and knowledge from one of this country's leading gardening experts. In it she shows readers how to apply her organic design principles to any site, large or small, to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful.
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening Books (Paperback))
With growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control (by Fern Bradley) as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you've discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, you should take.No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and-disease encyclopedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.
Pest Control for Organic Gardening - Natural Methods for Pest and Disease Control for a Healthy Garden Does putting toxic chemicals on your garden, especially when growing vegetables, herbs and fruits concern you? It should, as these can pose health risks to your families, pets and the environment. Yet, there is a problem. How do you defend your garden from various pests and diseases that can destroy a garden? Pest Control for Organic Gardening is an e-book for gardeners (especially helpful for beginner gardeners), that gives practical and sometimes surprising methods to address these problems in biological and natural means. Organic foods grown on your own are healthier, safer, delicious, and fresher than their counterparts, which are chemically treated. It also promotes a healthier environment for everyone. Growing your own organic food can reduce your grocery bills and is an enjoyable hobby at the same time. Even if you don't have the space or time for a full blown vegetable garden, raised beds or container gardens are great alternatives. These also need this information for best results to get a robust, healthy harvest.
Gardening: Organic Vegetable Gardening Made Easy (Organic Vegetable Gardening Guide For Beginners Including Planning Planting And Growing Garden Fresh Produce)
Are you tired of overpriced vegetables? Are you sick of washing off all those nasty pesticides from undernourished vegetables grown in depleted soil?Whether you want to (1) save money (2) eat healthier vegetables or (3) know how to easily plant your own organic vegetable garden, this is the guide for you. In this book I will show you just how easy it is to plan, plant, and grow your own organic vegetable garden.How many more times are you willing to drive to get half rotten undernourished vegetables?This book focuses on the best strategies that have been mastered over the last several hundred years to help you inexpensively yield a magnificent garden of nutrient rich vegetables.It will be easy and fun to grow your own garden.Vegetables are a key component of healthy eating and are an ages old popular dietary choice. Many vegetables are high in protein, iron, fiber, and calcium and they are loaded with an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Many are delicious raw and can be even better after being cooked.Do you purchase your vegetables from a grocery store? Did you know that organic, home-grown vegetables are healthier, taste better, and they can actually save you money?Learn how to easily establish a vegetable garden and start reaping the physical, mental, and economic benefits it can provide you and your household! Not only is vegetable gardening ridiculously economic, but it can also improve your physical fitness. The physical work involved in establishing and maintaining a garden can provide great strength training and a cardiovascular workout that doesn’t even feel like exercise, because you’re working for a purpose!Gardening is also extremely relaxing. You will find yourself amazingly free of mental tension and worry, as the sun and soil infuse you with peaceful energy. And the rewards are great! In addition to improving your physical, mental, and emotional energy, you end up with a ton of fresh vegetables to enjoy!Your garden can be a solo pursuit or you can make it into a community event. Gardening is a great activity for bonding with your family, friends, and neighbors. You can get the whole family involved. A family garden helps children discover the wonders of growing their own healthy food and teaches them responsibility in a fun way.In the following pages you will discover some of the most popular garden layouts and many of the different vegetables you can easily grow in your own garden. Included is a complete planning guide that will help you to get started, even if you’ve never gardened before!In this easy to follow guide you will find out how to start a vegetable garden from scratch and fill it with your favorite vegetables that all are sure to enjoy! You will also learn how to determine when a plant is ready to harvest as well as practical tips that will enable you to produce all the vegetables that you need with enough left over to give away. I have also included valuable information on ways that you can store and preserve your vegetables for later consumption.Start growing your own high quality & delicious vegetables.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Discover...How to Properly Plan, Plant, Grow and Manage a Thriving Vegetable Garden – Even If You Don’t Have A Backyard!A Comprehensive List of the Best Gardening SuppliesHow To Choose the Right Type of Seeds For Your GardenThe Top 20 Best Ways To Organically Repel Pesky Critters and DiseasesHow To Properly Harvest Your Vegetables For Maximum Yield7 Amazingly Delicious Vegetarian RecipesA Variety of Vegetable Gardening Tips, Tricks and Secrets for Producing the Ultimate GardenMuch, much more!Easily grow your own healthy vegetables: click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page
What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichokes to Zucchini
More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do? Don't panic -- help is at hand. "What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?" teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack, and when problems do occur, it shows you how to recognize the problem and find the right organic solution. Among the book's highlights are: Clear information about how to team with nature to create the best growing conditions for your vegetables.Detailed portraits of the most commonly grown vegetables, including growth habit; information on the plant's season; temperature, soil, light, and water requirements; and best garden uses and planting techniques.Illustrated problem-solving guides that enable you to identify at a glance what's ailing your plant.Discussions of the most effective organic solutions, ranging from how to modify the growing conditions in your garden to how to cope with and eliminate specific pests and diseases. If you care about raising the freshest, healthiest, most problem-free vegetables possible, then "What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?" will quickly become one of your most essential tools.
Container Gardening: The beginners pocket guide to growing garlic and ginger in containers or indoors for beginners
Container gardening is kind of a new trend in the world and every person wants to live more naturally, many people resort to growing their very own vegetables and herbs in containers an they can be pretty self sustainable if they do it correctly, many people even have the opportunity to sell or give away some of their foods and make some profit.This guide will teach beginners how easy it is to grow your very own garlic and ginger at home, these techniques can even be used outside and they are tested as I am currently growing my very own food. I really hope you enjoy this guide on how to grow ginger and garlic in containers.
Full of seasonally-relevant, practical information, this easy-to-follow, weekly gardening guide can be picked up any day of the year to explain what's happening in the garden and your role in creating a beautiful, healthy ornamental landscape and food garden. An indispensable guide, full of helpful tips and recipes, this highly illustrated book covers everything from soil building to pruning to four-season food growing and seed saving. Carolyn Herriot has operated The Garden Path Organic Nursery since 1989. She is a passionate and inspiring organic gardener, who writes for magazines and co-hosts two gardening shows on Global and CHTV.
Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (YouGrowGirl.com), shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere. Grow Great Grub packs in tips and essential information about: - Choosing a location and making the most of your soil (even if it’s less than perfect)- Building a raised bed, compost bin, and self-watering container using recycled materials- Keeping pests and diseases away from your plants—the toxin-free way- Growing bountiful crops in pots and selecting the best heirloom varieties- Cultivating hundreds of plants, from blueberries to Thai basil, to the best tomatoes you’ll ever taste - Canning, and preserving to make the most of your garden’s generosity - Green-friendly, cost-saving, growing, and building projects that are smart and stylish- And much more! Whether you’re looking to eat on a budget or simply experience the pleasure of picking tonight’s meal from right outside your door, this is the must-have book for small-space gardeners—no backyard required. GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the acclaimed top gardening website yougrowgirl.com. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Budget Living, and ReadyMade. A resident of Toronto who has grown a garden on her rooftop for more than 10 years, she is the author of You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening.
Aquaponics: Everything You Need to Know to Start an Expert DIY Aquaponic System from Home (Hydroponics, Organic Gardening, Self sufficiency)
Aquaponics: Everything You Need to Know to Start an Expert DIY Aquaponic System From Home Are you interested in growing plants together with fishes?Do you want to learn how to start your own Aquaponics System?Are you interested in an Exact Blueprint on how to build an Aquaponics System from scratch? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, this Aquaponics book is the book for you! This guidebook was designed as an introductory book, based around an exact building plan for multiple different aquaponic systems. The book has specifically been written from a beginner’s perspective, so anyone can understand the process. If you are interested to learn about the benefits of aquaponics gardening and want to be inspired by soil-free garden ideas, this guide will certainly be beneficial to you. What Will I Learn From This Book? The following topics are covered in this book: An EXACT blueprint on how to build your own aquaponics system and garden Inspirational designs on how to shape your own aquaponics garden to your needs The key benefits of using a aquaponics system in for growing Useful tips on how to optimize your aquaponics system How to achieve optimal growing conditions What common mistakes to avoid when building your aquaponics system These are just SOME of the topics that are covered in this book!Starting an organic aquaponic garden is not only a lifestyle choice, it is also a healthy choice. Freshly harvested organic vegetables are packed with healthy vitamins, minerals and other building blocks for a super-healthy lifestyle. Having your own aquaponics garden is also both a great learning project for children, as well as a lovely outdoor hobby for adults. Discover the opportunities of the aquaponic gardening life… This book will introduce you to a world where you will see growing vegetables, herbs and berries in a different light. Forget those perfectly shaped, processed and pre-packaged products from your local supermarket, naturally produced foods are way more healthy and tasty! After starting out with the expert blueprint discussed in this book, it will be a piece of cake for you to branch out into a large aquaponics garden full of delicious, fresh and homemade foods.Interested to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the BUY button to start reading immediately!--- Tags: Organic vegetable garden, gardening for beginners, vegetable home garden, organic gardening, home garden, backyard farm, homesteading, urban homestead, permaculture, self sufficiency, perennial vegetables, aquaponics, herbal garden, gardening books, berries, canning, food preservation, tomatoes, carrots, beets, beginners gardening, horticulture, landscape, botanical, plant, hydrofarm, budget, money, time, cannabis, aquaponic garden made easy.