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Organic Gardening for Dummies

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Organic gardening means different things to different people. Everybody agrees that it means avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. For many it's about having safe food to eat. For others is about non-toxic lawns. But organic gardening is about much more than good eating and nice landscapes. It's also about making conscious decisions and taking responsibility for a ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 28th 2001 by For Dummies
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Rift Vegan
Jul 09, 2011 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
Aug 10, 2010 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
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
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it
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."
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great all-round book on organic gardening. Concise, well-indexed and thorough.
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