Grow Organic, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756647916
  • ISBN-13: 9780756647919
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

A simpler, fresher look at the organic approach in the whole garden—not just fruit and vegetables but also herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, as well as composting and recycling, attracting beneficial wildlife and preventing and managing pests and diseases—all organically, and all without the use of chemicals. This book is aimed more at the beginner than the original Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Contents.
Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: The Organic Way: An Introduction.
3: So What is Organic Gardening?.
4: “Going Organic”.
5: The Soil.
6: Getting to Know your Soil.
7: Managing Soil Organically.
8: Bulky Organic Soil Improvers.
9: Making Garden Compost.
10: Making Leaf Mold.
11: Worm Composting.
12: Green Manures.
13: Animal Manures.
14: Organic Fertilizers.
15: Water and Watering.
16: How to Use Less Water.
17: Using Water Well.
18: Which Water to use?.
19: Weeds and Weeding.
20: Know your Weeds.
21: Using Mulches to Control Weeds.
22: Weeding.
23: Plant Health.
24: A Natural Balance.
25: Growing Problems.
26: Plant Diseases.
27: Plant Pests.
28: Keeping the Garden Healthy.
29: The Gardener's Friends.
30: Organic Pest Control.
31: Gardening for Wildlife.
32: Safe Havens.
33: Homes for Wildlife.
34: Food for All.
35: Water for Wildlife.
36: Meadows and Wild Flowers.
37: Garden Planning.
38: Planning Power.
39: Landscaping and Materials.
40: Lumber.
41: Hard Surfaces.
42: Walls, Fences, and Screens.
43: Hedges.
44: Lawns and Lawn Care.
45: Woody Plants.
46: The Importance of Trees.
47: Pollarding and Coppicing.
48: Shrubs.
49: Climbers.
50: Roses.
51: Caring for Woody Plants.
52: Herbaceous Plants.
53: What is an Herbaceous Plant?.
54: Planting Styles.
55: Herbaceous Plants in Containers.
56: Caring for Herbaceous Plants.
57: Raising your Own Plants.
58: Growing Vegetables.
59: Why Grow Organic Vegetables?.
60: Where to Grow Vegetables.
61: Vegetable Beds.
62: “No-Dig” Vegetable Growing.
63: Edible Landscaping.
64: Vegetables in Containers.
65: Crops Under Cover.
66: Planning the Produce Year.
67: Crop Rotation.
68: The Cabbage Family.
69: The Onion Family.
70: The Cucumber Family.
71: The Pea and Bean Family.
72: The Beet Family.
73: The Lettuce Family.
74: The Potato Family.
75: The Carrot Family.
76: Sowing Vegetables.
77: Planting Vegetables.
78: Caring for Vegetables.
79: Harvesting and Storing.
80: Growing Herbs.
81: Why Grow Herbs?.
82: Where to Grow Herbs.
83: Caring for Herb Plants.
84: Harvesting Herbs for Drying.
85: Growing Fruit.
86: Why Grow Fruit?.
87: Apples.
88: Pears.
89: Plums.
90: Cherries.
91: Peaches and Nectarines.
92: Strawberries.
93: Raspberries.
94: Blackberries and Hybrid Berries.
95: Black Currants.
96: Red and White Currants.
97: Gooseberries.
98: Blueberries.
99: A–Z of Plant Problems.
Index.
Acknowledgments.