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Organic Gardening for Dummies

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Organic Gardening For Dummies," 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It hel ...more
ebook, 388 pages
Published March 9th 2009 by For Dummies (first published February 28th 2001)
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Rift Vegan
Jul 09, 2011 Rift Vegan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one!
Shelves: 2011
This is a terrible book.

it's too broad: the book covers info about vegetable gardens, herb gardens, growing berries, fruits, nuts, flower gardens, rose gardens, landscaping, and lawns. sheesh! Obviously, the info about all these things is extremely condensed... and lacking.

and then there's the pesticide thing. Organic gardeners don't use pesticides. and yet, there's a couple of chapters dedicated to pesticides in this book. And the "Why Garden Organically" section has pesticide use on almost ev
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Renee
Aug 10, 2010 Renee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first 'for Dummies' book and I don't think I'll ever read another. Some information was presented in a very simple understandable way, then you're told you won't learn this until later, then same information repeated. I guess it is set up so that you can start at any point and not be lost but it lost me by annoying me half-way through the book. The only reason I made it that far was I'm very interested in organic gardening. I'm not ruling out the possibility that this book would be h ...more
Rachael
I just don't think that these types of books are for me. I like fiction and pictures, and these are neither. They are really boring and I don't think i really care about the topic. I was just looking for gardening books and brought them home from the library.
Mrs. Smith
It's Spring and I'm getting very excited about putting my gardens together! This book was a good reminder of the basic principles of composting and preparing the soil, and I'm sure I'll use it as a quick reference this summer when my plants begin to have "issues."
Stacy
Sep 21, 2009 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I have a small garden now, but wanted to know more about organic fertilzers, and different veggies/fruits to grow. I learned a lot from this book.
Marie
Jun 16, 2012 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great all-round book on organic gardening. Concise, well-indexed and thorough.
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