The Organic Gardener's Home Reference: A Plant-By-Plant Guide to Growing Fresh, Healthy Food

  • Title: The Organic Gardener's Home Reference: A Plant-By-Plant Guide to Growing Fresh, Healthy Food
  • Author: Tanya Denckla Cobb
  • ISBN: 9780882668390
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Organic Gardener s Home Reference A Plant By Plant Guide to Growing Fresh Healthy Food The Organic Gardener s Home Reference is topping the reading list for thousands of new and experienced gardeners interested in ecologically safe growing Why this book Because today s busy gardeners ne
    The Organic Gardener s Home Reference is topping the reading list for thousands of new and experienced gardeners interested in ecologically safe growing Why this book Because today s busy gardeners need a book that does the legwork for them This singular, widely acclaimed reference gives in depth coverage of 62 of the most popular edible plants, and features a unique tiThe Organic Gardener s Home Reference is topping the reading list for thousands of new and experienced gardeners interested in ecologically safe growing Why this book Because today s busy gardeners need a book that does the legwork for them This singular, widely acclaimed reference gives in depth coverage of 62 of the most popular edible plants, and features a unique time saving format that provides essential information fast Author Tanya Denckla has carefully arranged this book so that you will know just where to turn every time Plants are divided into three categories vegetables, herbs, and fruits and nuts In each category, every plant is listed alphabetically and then fully described in a simple, concise two page format From beans to blueberries and from pecans to parsley, Denckla covers the growth conditions, pests, diseases, harvesting, and storage requirements of each plant in detail She includes other vital growing tips, such as which plant varieties are best for outdoor growing and which are appropriate for greenhouse growing Denckla also lists suitable companion plants as well as plant mixtures that might hinder a particular plant s success The Organic Gardener s Home Reference provides information on earth safe remedies for over 150 plant pests and many common diseases To minimize gardening problems Denckla stresses preventive measures, and she explains how to create a self sustaining balanced ecosystem the organic gardener s first and most important line of defense In the section entitled Macro and Microdestructive Agents, than 60 pages of reference charts listing diseases and their symptoms, good and bad insects, and organic remedies are provided tohelp gardeners identify problems and treat them effectively Many of the treatments use common household items and safe, natural kitchen ingredients dish soap, hot pepper, and garlic, for examplethat are highly effective when properly used.

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    About Tanya Denckla Cobb


    1. Please note Works by this author have also been published under the name Tanya L.K Denckla.Tanya Denckla Cobb is a writer, professional environmental mediator, and teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia She is passionate about bringing people together to discover common ground and create solutions for mutual gain She is Associate Director of the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation where, since 1997, she has worked on a broad range of community, environmental, and agricultural issues.At home, she enjoys the restorative energy of gardening and cooking from her garden She lives in Virginia, and is the author of the The Gardener s A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food and Reclaiming Our Food How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing What We Eat excerpted from her website


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