Synopses & Reviews
Those who have loved and used Eliot Coleman's original The New Organic Grower will be glad for the opportunity to revisit the master to learn of his latest thinking on every aspect of organic gardening. Those who are newly acquainted with Coleman will find this revised, expanded edition an incomparable source of inspiration, good sense, and practical advice that includes a fully revised chapter on organic pest management, more than sixty new illustrations, an updated, comprehensive, annotated bibliography listing indispensable sources for serious growers, and an appendix of updated tools and supplies.
Covers soil, farm economics and labor, crop planning, equipment, green manures, tillage, organic fertilizers, pests, and livestock.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-334) and index.
Table of Contents
Agricultural craftsmanship -- Land -- Scale and capital -- Part-time help -- Marketing strategy -- Planning and observation -- Crop rotation -- Green manures -- Tillage -- Soil fertility -- Farm-generated fertility -- Direct seeding -- Transplanting -- Soil blocks -- Setting out transplants -- Weeds -- Pests? -- Pests: temporary palliatives -- Harvest -- Marketing -- Season extension -- The movable feast -- The winter garden -- Livestock -- The information resource -- The final question -- L'envoi -- From artichokes to zucchini.