Lazy Arizona Organic Gardener’s Basics

September 8, 2012 by  
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I tried to grow a garden in Phoenix once, and it was a disaster! Gardeners in Phoenix, Arizona say this all the time. Learn when and what to plant, how to do it, and why most gardens in the desert Southwest fail. A garden can be hard work, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or extremely labor intensive. There are ways to be efficient, cut corners, yet have a prolific, well producing plot. Take it from a native Phoenician, gardening for over 10 years and teaching local classes. You can be successful. Enjoy the health benefits and incomparable flavor […]

Organic Gardening For Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden)) Reviews

July 30, 2012 by  
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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden’s impact on both the environment and the wallet. List Price: $ 19.99 […]

Quickly Learn How To Bullet-Proof Your Broccoli with Organic Gardening: A Healthy Vegetable You Can Grow & Eat With Pride!

July 10, 2012 by  
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Broccoli is one of the “top 10” most loved vegetable in the world. People are incredibly grateful for all the nutritional benefits broccoli has to offer and they continue to eat it with pride. However, there is a slight problem? Broccoli is only as good as it’s grown. What do I mean by this? Well, think about it for a minute or two. Most of the foods that are prepared for our consumption in mass production are processed high in nitrates, preservatives, sprayed with pesticides and in many cases injected with growth hormones. Now, do you think they treat our […]

Organic Crops in Pots: How to Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (Green Home)

May 31, 2012 by  
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Here’s how to grow your own produce any place where space is at a premium. A tiny yard, balcony, or sunny windowsill can hold pots of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs–and these 30 brilliant projects will show you not only how to grow them all from scratch, but how to plant them in an array of attractive containers, from colanders to recycled tins. There’s an amazing range of crops that can be grown this way, including herbs, climbing beans, root vegetables, chilies, soft fruits, and cut-and-come-again salad leaves. Growing your own also means you can ensure that all your crops […]

Organic Crops in Pots: How to Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (Green Home)

May 31, 2012 by  
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Here’s how to grow your own produce any place where space is at a premium. A tiny yard, balcony, or sunny windowsill can hold pots of organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs–and these 30 brilliant projects will show you not only how to grow them all from scratch, but how to plant them in an array of attractive containers, from colanders to recycled tins. There’s an amazing range of crops that can be grown this way, including herbs, climbing beans, root vegetables, chilies, soft fruits, and cut-and-come-again salad leaves. Growing your own also means you can ensure that all your crops […]

The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

May 21, 2012 by  
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Before it was a book, The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food was organic gardener Tanya L. K. Denckla’s highly prized personal database, the distillation of years of careful research and hands-on, real-life, dirt-under-the-fingernails experience in growing her own vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. Now available to all, this easy-to-read sourcebook offers much to gardeners of all skill levels, answering questions quickly and authoritatively so more time can be spent enjoying the garden. Six comprehensive chapters cover vegetables, fruits and nuts, herbs, organic remedies, and allies and companions. Within each chapter plants are arranged alphabetically, making needed information eminently […]

Self-Sufficiency: The Card Set: A Handy Guide to Baking, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More

May 11, 2012 by  
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Self-sufficient living in the palm of your hand!Now more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Adapted from Abigail Gehring’s popular and comprehensive book Self-Sufficiency, each one of these fifty cards features a recipe, project, or fun tip, illustrated with beautiful full-color photographs. With this handy deck, you can now enjoy all of these projects, recipes, and crafts anytime, in any place. 50 color illustrations List Price: $ 12.95 Price: More Organic Home Gardening Products

Organic Olive Production Manual

May 1, 2012 by  
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This manual provides detailed information for growers on production issues, plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, the conversion process, and organic certification and registration. Using this manual you’ll learn about orchard site selection considerations, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, damage from the olive fruit fly, and how these may vary for table fruit versus fruit for oil production. You’ll also learn how to evaluate harvest methods an important consideration as harvest costs typically amount to half the total production cost for olives. This manual has been developed as a supplement to the Olive Production Manual, […]

Organic Gardening Reviews

April 21, 2012 by  
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In Organic Gardening, Charles Dowding, who started the first vegetable box scheme in 1983, shares the philosophy, tips and techniques which have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years: ?G Forget the rules: ???received wisdom??? about gardening is surprisingly inaccurate. Understand better what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate, and work out your own methods instead. ?G Respect and encourage life as much as you can, chiefly by spreading good compost or manure. ?G There is no need to dig […]

Maria Rodale’s Organic Gardening (Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Organic Garden)

April 11, 2012 by  
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Maria Rodale, the third generation of the family that originated the organic gardening movement in the United States, has written a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to designing and planting an organic garden that is both beautiful and productive. Conveniently divided by season, the book includes delicious recipes. 600 full-color photos and 50 color illustrations.Maria Rodale, who comes to organic gardening naturally–her father and grandfather, who founded Rodale Press, were famously passionate organic gardeners–felt for many years that while there was plenty of good information about organic gardening, there was neither an existing primer that taught all the very basics nor […]

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