Organic Gardening, 1st Edition

  • Geoff Hamilton
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  • ISBN-10: 0756687624
  • ISBN-13: 9780756687625
  • DDC: 635.0484
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

Fully revised and updated to reflect eco-friendly thinking and techniques, ORGANIC GARDENING is a classic guide to growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Organic Way.
2: Improving on Nature.
3: The Soil.
4: What is Soil?.
5: Soil Types.
6: Soil Management.
7: Soil Improvement.
8: The Four Phases of Soil Management.
9: Applying Soil Conditioners.
10: Compost.
11: Animal Manure.
12: Alternative Soil Conditioners.
13: Worm-Worked Compost and Manure.
14: Green Manure.
15: Fertilizers.
16: Acidity and Alkalinity.
17: The Need for Nutrients.
18: Organic Fertilizers.
19: Organic Pest and Disease Control.
20: Maintaining a Healthy Garden.
21: Companion Planting.
22: Controlling Birds and Animals.
23: Controlling Soil Pests and Insects.
24: General Garden Diseases.
25: Biological Control.
26: Organic Chemicals.
27: Organic Weed Control.
28: Clearing Uncultivated Ground.
29: Hoeing.
30: Mulching.
31: Recognizing Weeds.
32: Useful Weeds.
33: Planning Your Garden.
34: The Physical Characteristics of Your Garden.
35: Features to Include in Your Garden.
36: Drawing up a Plan.
37: The Ornamental Garden.
38: Preparing the Soil.
39: Hedges.
40: Lawns.
41: Trees.
42: Deciduous Trees.
43: Coniferous Trees.
44: Planting Ornamental Borders.
45: Choosing Suitable Plants.
46: Winter Plants.
47: Early Spring Plants.
48: Mid-Spring Plants.
49: Late Spring Plants.
50: Early Summer Plants.
51: Midsummer Plants.
52: Late Summer Plants.
53: Fall Plants.
54: Cultivation of Border Plants.
55: Ponds and Aquatic Plants.
56: Alpines.
57: Cultivating Wildflowers.
58: The Container Garden.
59: Types of Container.
60: Planting in Containers.
61: Hanging Baskets.
62: The Vegetable Garden.
63: Crop Rotation.
64: Preparing Vegetable Beds.
65: Sowing.
66: Protecting Crops Against Cold.
67: Choosing What to Grow.
68: Salad Vegetables.
69: Cultivating Salad Vegetables.
70: Shoot Vegetables.
71: Cultivating Shoot Vegetables.
72: Pod and Seed Vegetables.
73: Cultivating Pod and Seed Vegetables.
74: Fruiting Vegetables.
75: Cultivating Fruiting Vegetables.
76: Bulb Vegetables.
77: Cultivating Bulb Vegetables.
78: Squash Vegetables.
79: Cultivating Squash Vegetables.
80: Root Vegetables.
81: Cultivating Root Vegetables.
82: Leaf Vegetables.
83: Cultivating Leaf Vegetables.
84: Vegetable Pests and Diseases.
85: The Fruit Garden.
86: Selecting Plants.
87: Planting and Training Fruit Trees and Bushes.
88: Cultivation of Fruit.
89: Tree Fruit.
90: Citrus Fruit.
91: Cultivating Tree Fruit.
92: Soft Fruit.
93: Cultivating Soft Fruit.
94: Fruit Pests and Diseases.
95: The Herb Garden.
96: Planning an Herb Garden.
97: An Herb Collection.
98: Cultivating Herbs.
99: Greenhouse Gardening.
100: Choosing a Greenhouse.
101: Heating a Greenhouse.
102: Caring for Greenhouse Plants.
103: Maintaining a Greenhouse.
104: Deciding What to Grow.
105: Greenhouse Pests and Diseases.
106: Basic Techniques.
107: Choosing the Right Tools.
108: Choosing Garden Equipment.
109: Cultivation Techniques.
110: Watering Plants.
111: Supporting Plants.
112: Propagation Techniques.
113: Growing from Seed.
114: Other Methods of Propagation.
115: The Gardening Year.
116: Spring.
117: Summer.
118: Autumn.
119: Winter.
Useful Addresses.
Index.
Acknowledgments.