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"Crow and Elizabeth are pioneers in organic/sustainable technology." --Acres USA For over 25 years, Crow and Elizabeth Miller have been innovators in the field of gardening, promoting the understanding and use of organic methods in all areas, including those where it was previously thought impossible. Now, with Organic Gardening, they reveal their methods, from the simple to the complex. For people wh ready know their way around a garden plot, this book is an indispensable reference guiding you through the expert techniques that will make organic gardening successful in any climate, year-round. Natural, chemical-free growing can be successful in virtually any environment, from small greenhouses to backyards to golf courses, and step-by-step Crow and Elizabeth show you how to make it happen. With more than 130 beautiful illustrations of garden techniques and the plants you can grow, even beginner gardeners will be able to enjoy the benefits of this fabulous compendium. Here are just some of the special features of Organic Gardening: * Growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs * Flower gardening * Composting * Soil analysis and organic modifications * Organic turf management * Greenhouse production * Landscaping * Raising plants from seed * Fall and winter gardening Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com
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.
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.
The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizingtheir large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of “floor” space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests. Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables,flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up,grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell’s greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center.With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the author’s own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.