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Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden


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When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbies language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.In Rodales Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodales Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one whos new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

About the Author

DEBORAH L. MARTIN earned a BS in horticulture from Purdue University. Shes a former extension agent in the USDAs urban gardening program, a veteran Rodale garden book editor, and a writer for Organic Gardening magazine. Martin has authored two books and edited dozens of others. She lives in Allentown, PA.

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Martin, Deborah L.
Rodale Press
Editors Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening, Editors
Gardening-Organic Gardening
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