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Organic Gardening

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Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables untainted by chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or create a garden that is safer for your children, pets and wildlife, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by DK ADULT (first published October 7th 2004)
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Heather Tomlinson
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gardening

This is a pretty comprehensive book about all aspects of organic gardening, from flowers and borders to veg and herbs. Because of this there isn't an awful lot of info for each plant, but the essentials are there. I like the fact there are lots of colour photos, and lots of practical advice. It's also easy to read.
Jeremy Lyon
May 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I'll have a better idea in a few months if the advice in this book is substantively effective, but it's presented in an engaging, lavishly illustrated, and easy-to-read style. I was most appreciative of the overall philosophy: one of pragmatism, that looks at the concrete benefits of organic gardening and how the back yard gardener can implement organic practices without inveigling or lecturing.
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the most useful, practical and informative books I know on the practice of organic gardening. A reference we turn to every year come planting season and when diagnosing unusual plant ailments. Every step is well illustrated and explained, making organic gardening accessible to even a rank novice.
Susan K
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great color photos. Sections on ornamental and vegetable garden planting. Vegetable gardening section has nice crop rotation directions, and planning. Also has great individual vegetable information, pests and diseases, fruits, herbs, tools, etc...
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gardening
great pictures. good information about treating insects.
Sep 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone with a garden
Shelves: instructional
Fabulous book on gardening for my mid sized home garden. Perfect level of detail.
Nov 17, 2008 rated it liked it
informative, and not overwhelming, but not comprehensive, either. a good start.
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A great reference book to buy. I read this from front to back.
Steph Haze
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Useful but intense! A bit scary for someone trying to garden for the first time.
Mark Nicholas
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Useful info for growing my garden.
Apr 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok book. Good photos: I read the whole book
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This would be a great, comprehensive gardening book to start with... wasn't a whole lot of super-interesting new stuff after the number of gardening books I've been reading.
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