Organic Gardening Books
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years―and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. In this indispensable work readers will find: - comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, and more - the most in-depth information from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand - a completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology - entries all written by American gardeners for American gardeners, with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Fern Bradley has everything anyone needs to create gorgeous, non-toxic gardens in any part of the country.
From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes:?A Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice gardener.?A Everything you need to know about planning crops, composting, harvesting, and more.?A Complete resources for seeds, tools, and other garden supplies.Feed a family of four on the bounty of your backyard, or just get more out of your garden with less effort with this wonderful resource.
Mini Farming: How to Create a Sustainable Organic Garden in Your Backyard You Can Be Proud Of (Small Space Gardening)
Save Space & Save Time Do you want a successful garden or mini farm in your backyard? Do you not know where to start to create a sustainable organic garden? Do you worry that your garden won’t be something to be proud of? Well worry no more. A sustainable organic garden is within reach. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a successful garden or a successful mini farm because this book can help you either way. You can create a sustainable organic garden right in your backyard that you can be proud of with crops that are producing a high and healthy yield. From fruits to vegetables, you can have organic crops that rival anything that you can find at the organic aisle in the store. From making your own fertilizer and compost, to choosing livestock for manure, to maximizing your space and utilizing every inch of what you have, this book can help you along the way. Creating a sustainable organic garden in your backyard doesn’t have to be hard, and with the tips and tricks found in this book it’s even easier. From creating a routine to knowing your containers, everything you need to get started is found in this book. From tips and tricks to a guide on the best soil and plants to actually plant, you’ll get suggestions on it all. Learn how to control pests, weeds, organically fertilize your plants, and get the most out of the plants you decide to plant. Learn how to create a sustainable and organic garden.
Organic Gardening 101 ("How To" Essentials and Tips for Starting an Outdoor or Indoor Organic Vegetable Garden)
Organic Gardening 101 - "How To" Essentials and Tips for Starting an Outdoor or Indoor Organic Vegetable GardenQUICK NOTE: This book is for BEGINNERS to gardening (organically). You get all the basics including which tools to use for doing what, terminology, etc. If you are an advanced gardener, there are still things to be gleaned from it.Have you noticed how much more expensive organic vegetables (and fruits) are in comparison to the sprayed with pesticides and chemical fertilizer ones are? I've seen $2.50 for an organic apple which is utterly ridiculous! Learning how to start an organic vegetable garden beginning with pure organic seeds, whether indoor or outdoor, is what "Organic Gardening 101 - "How To" Essentials and Tips for Starting an Outdoor or Indoor Organic Vegetable Garden" teaches you to do.If you are a beginner and don't know much about organic gardening, this book covers the basic "how to" essentials to get you started. Some of what you will learn is how to tell which soil is most conducive for growing vegetation and how to make natural fertilizer to plant your seeds in.There are a lot of components to organic gardening so being familiar with some common basic terminology provided in this book helps out when you go to your local nursery or garden store. You'll know what you're talking about and exactly what to look for. All of that is covered including what specific gardening tools you'll need to use for your vegetable garden.Even the planter or container that's used for growing the seeds in (and proper lighting) plays a role in how well it grows. Especially if you are growing an indoor vegetable garden, this would need to be taken into consideration which is discussed in detail.You'll also learn about miniature organic vegetable gardening that's really fun and easy to grow. It's so nice and convenient to literally pick vegetables and herbs right off your plant without leaving your home.Helpful tips and resourceful websites that take you deeper into what to do are included to help you create the perfect organic vegetable garden from scratch - indoor or outdoor - depending on your situation. Either way, you'll enjoy your home grown vegetables!
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
To help organic gardening novices face the daunting task of landscaping an entire backyard, professional arborist and city landscaper Kris Medic offers practical, simple advice on designing and maintaining a yard with minimal fuss. Medic, who has worked at such prestigious gardens as Callaway Gardens, Longwood Gardens and the Morris Arboretum, suggests time-saving alternatives to typical high-maintenance green lawns, including wildflower meadows or wildlife areas and the addition of decks and patios, which also increase living space. With 175 color photographs, 80 illustrations, 15 garden designs, and recommendations for all regions of the country, this book will inspire homeowners to envision their own dream landscape. Hundreds of expert tips and strategies, including "When to Call a Pro" boxes and a run-down of more than 60 easy-care landscape plants, provide them with the know-how to turn those dreams into reality.
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.
Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening: The Total Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants the Natural Way
This book shows you how to have healthy soil and recommends environmentally safe products and even some homemade remedies to control pests and diseases in your garden. It describes more than 100 food plants and gives specific information on the growth habits, culture, harvest, and storage of each.
Gardening: Growing Organic Berries: The Ultimate Guide to Naturally Growing the Most Delicious Berries at Home (Healthy, Natural, and Organic Berry Gardening for Beginners)
Start Living Healthy while Saving Money! Start Growing Organic Berries today! ***PLUS BONUS BOOKS INSIDE!!!*** STOP Eating Harmful Pesticides That Lurk Within Your Store Bought Berries!What better way to save money and add to your clean eating diet than by organic gardening! Have you tried growing your own berries before and failed? Are you looking for the easiest and straight-to-the-point, no-fluff guide to master your own organic berry garden? Even if you're completely new to organic gardening or a beginner to growing berries, this ultimate guide with get you up and growing your own mouth-watering berries right at your home while saving you tons of money on store bought items that lack the taste and satisfaction naturally home grown berries have to offer. What's even better? These are all natural organic methods to growing your own organic berries so that means they are sure to provide the maximum health benefits to keep your immune system at its best. Inside you'll find the blueprint to growing the most common types of berries right in your own backyard! Here's What You'll Learn: The dangers of conventionally grown fruit the Big Agriculture Industry doesn't want you to know and how to avoid themWhy more and more people are choosing to eat organicProven straight to the point step-by-step directions on growing organic berries at homeMost importantly, how to succeed and produce the most amount of fruit possible! Not only will you produce naturally grown organic berries, you'll learn how to maintain them with ease using natural pest control concepts, providing you with more juicy and delicious berries throughout the season! Take action today and DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY of Growing Organic Berries and keep clean eating the natural way!
Easy Container Gardening: 5 Steps to Grow Fresh Organic Vegetables in Small Urban Spaces: Beginners guide to patio gardening (Easy gardening essentials Book 1)
Easy Container Gardening for Growing Fresh Organic Vegetables Do you yearn to grow fresh organic vegetables but don’t have space for a garden? Now you can have fresh healthy vegetables at your fingertips, and save money from buying expensive imports. An expert gardener and “accidental farmer” reveals her easy tips for vegetables that practically grow themselves. Discover: 10 Beautiful benefits of container gardeningShould you buy organic seeds? Find out here (the answer will surprise you)Which kind of seeds you MUST avoid if you want to be healthyWhy clay pots are not all they are cracked up to beThe #1 thing to consider when you choose a containerThe dirt on dirt, and how to create the best environment for your plants#1 Mistake most novice gardeners make (and how to avoid killing your plants)Why ugly veggies are better for you than perfect specimensWhy you have to be cruel to be kind in the garden5 Easy vegetables that practically grow themselves3 Natural solutions to keeping bugs out of your plantsHow to make “Manure Tea” (don’t ask, just check this out!)A resource to get organic, heirloom, Non-GMO seeds for freeA quick checklist to jumpstart your plantingA complete resource guide for getting seeds and seedlings at low cost or no costBeautiful images to delight your sensesScroll up and grab your copy now!
For many people, consumer culture has lost its appeal. So have debt accumulation, time poverty, exteriority, and social alienation. The Good Life traces one woman's journey toward a deeply fulfilling lifestyle-and points toward a way of life that values freedom, interdependence, caring, community, and our connectedness with nature. The Good Life offers a guide to finding personal freedom through a sustainable lifestyle. It invites readers to view the recent global market downturn as an opportunity to transform our dead consumer culture into a living post-consumer society. The book is packed with information on emerging alternatives, such as co-housing, slow money, vegetarian and raw foods, permaculture and organic gardening, voluntary simplicity, green building, and more.
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.
Aquaponics: From Beginner to Expert - Hydroponics & Aquaponics Double Book Bundle - Exact Blueprint to Aquaponic & Hydroponic Organic Gardening From ... For Beginners, Hydroponics for Beginners)
Aquaponics: From Beginner to Expert -- Exact Blueprint to Aquaponic & Hydroponic Organic Gardening From Home This book bundle will reward you with TWO complete book manuscripts on Aquaponics and Hydroponics Gardening! Are you interested in growing plants in a completely unique and natural way? Do you want to learn how to start your own Hydroponic or Aquaponic System? Are you interested in an Exact Blueprint on how to build an Aquaponics System or Hydroponics System from scratch? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, this Aquaponics double bundle book is the book for you! This guide was designed as an introductory book bundle, based around an exact building plan for multiple different hydroponic and aquaponic systems. The bundle 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 hydroponics or aquaponics gardening, and want to be inspired by soil-free garden ideas, this guide will certainly be beneficial to you. The following topics are covered in this awesome book bundle: An EXACT blueprint on how to build your own aquaponic or hydroponic system and garden Inspirational designs on how to shape your own aquaponics or hydroponics garden to your needs The key benefits of using a aquaponic or hydroponic system in for growing Useful tips on how to optimize your system designs How to achieve optimal growing conditions What common mistakes to avoid when building or maintaining your growing systems These are just SOME of the topics that are covered in this book! Starting an organic aquaponic or hydroponic 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 unique 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 hydroponics or aquaponics garden full of delicious, fresh and homemade foods. Interested to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the ADD TO CART button to start reading immediately! Disclaimer: The two books are bundled together as one book, you will recieve the two books printed as one single book!
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
The invaluable resource for home food gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in every corner of North America!Everything you loved about the first edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is still here: friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods; and much more.Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 additional vegetables, including an expanded section on salad greens and more European and Asian vegetables. Readers will also find growing information on more fruits and herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a much-requested section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold frames or hoop houses. The impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 than it was in 2000, when Storey published The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels raise urgent questions: How far should we be shipping food? What are the health costs of petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides? Do we have to rely on megafarms that use gasoline-powered machinery to grow and harvest crops? With every difficult question, more people think, "Maybe I should grow a few vegetables of my own." This book will continue to answer all their vegetable gardening questions. Praise for the First Edition:"In every small town, there is a vegetable garden that people go out of the way to walk past. Smith is the guy who grew that garden." — Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times Book Review"An abundance of photographs . . . visually bolster the techniques described, while frequent subheads, sidebars, and information-packed photo captions make the layout user-friendly . . . [Smith's] book is thorough and infused with practical wisdom and a dry Vermont humor that should endear him to readers." — Publisher’s Weekly"Smith . . . clearly explains everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs. . . . " — Library Journal"this book will answer all your questions as well as put you on the path to an abundant harvest. As a bonus, anecdotes and stories make this informative book fun to read." - New York Newsday
In The Organic Home Garden, Patrick and John, take readers step-by-step through the engaging process of growing the best possible food - from spring's fi rst spinach, asparagus and salad greens, through the summer abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and all, right into fall's harvest of squash, leeks, carrots and potatoes. Often, a small timely tip makes all the difference, and this dynamic team leaves nothing out. Whether you tend a small city yard, a full-size country garden or something in between, their instructive, easy to follow and often humorous advice will ensure you make the very best use of the space you have -- and you can't get any more local, seasonal and organic than food from your own yard. Combine this with John's unique and vibrant artistic paintings, and you have a book that stands out from the wall of glossy, manufactured gardening publications, making The Organic Home Garden a stand-alone, stand-out book sure to intrigue and capture gardeners, artists and customers who conduct their lives to a different rhythm.
An organic gardener all her life and a garden writer for more than 15 years, Ann Lovejoy began her foray into gardening by growing vegetables and herbs but soon branched out into making ornamental gardens as well. Today, her gardens combine plants of all kinds, edible and beautiful, in carefully arranged communities. Her garden designs and plantings echo the layers found in nature. Ann groups plants with similar needs, according to their roles in their native habitats, and encourages cooperative relationships between people and plants. In these pages, you'll celebrate the beauty of Ann's gardens and discover how to apply her organic design principles to your garden. You'll learn how to create healthy, self-sufficient gardens that are easy to care for, ecologically sound, and enduringly beautiful. Ann's own gardens contain thousands of plants, yet they require only a few hours a week to maintain. She started her garden school to help gardeners learn how to make satisfying, sustainable gardens like hers. Ann shares a lifetime's worth of gardening experience and teaches you how to transform your site, large or small, into a naturalistic garden filled with healthy plants. Along with the fundamental design principles that apply to every garden, you'll discover techniques and ideas for moving beyond the basics. You'll learn how to use space wisely, design interior flow patterns, choose regionally appropriate plants, and create an ambiance and mood in your garden that reflects your personal style. Ann also addresses practical questions that emerge as gardeners move past the beginner stage. The hands-on workbook section contains exercises to guide you through the process of designing agarden to suit your needs, helps you evaluate your site to maximize its potential, and offers valuable advice on creating plant combinations. Ann Lovejoy creates gardens with solid organic principles in mind: Make great soil and your plants will grow well. Create healthy, ecologically sound plant communities, and they will take care of themselves. She is frequently asked how she gardens so successfully. This book is her answer.
This quintessential guide to creating an organic garden shows you how to grow beautiful plants while turning your yard into a chemical-free haven for children, pets, and wildlife. This beautifully illustrated guide includes practical advice, as well as step-by-step photographs and artworks to help you on your organic gardening journey. Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables free of chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or simply create a safer garden environment, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature. This comprehensive reference book contains everything you need for cultivating organic trees, flowers, and plants, as well as advice on ponds and aquatic vegetation. Hailed as a “Great Book” by American Gardener, this manual was originally written by organic gardening pioneer Geoff Hamilton, then updated by his son, Nick Hamilton, to include additional modern gardening techniques. Organic Gardening an essential reference for experienced gardeners, as well as a user-friendly starter guide for novices. In short, it's everything you'll need to be an organic gardening expert.
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.