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The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardener's Year

SKU# GM0131

A Seasonal Guide to Growing What You Eat

Graham Clarke

Paperback
A GMC Book

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  • Product # GM0131
  • Type Paperback
    A GMC Book
  • ISBN 978-1-86108-566-5
  • Published Date 2008
  • Dimensions 7 5/16 x 9 3/4
  • Pages 176

The Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardener's Year is an indispensable guide to everything you, the aspiring organic gardener, needs to know – season by season. Whether you’re planting on a narrow windowsill, a small patio, an a plot or a large garden, you can dip into this easy-to-navigate reference and discover facts, tips, and inspiration to help you grow the most popular produce – the organic way. Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener, Graham Clarke, a respected expert and writer in the field, has the answer to your questions. By simply following the clear symbols and color codes, you'll easily find the solutions tailor-made to your needs. Key sections give invaluable up-to-date advice on how best to manage pests and disease without using abrasive or toxic substances. Step-by-step instructions take you through the basics of sowing and growing through to harvesting your own succulent organic crops, as well as the organic way to care for trees, shrubs, and garden plants too.

About the Author Graham Clarke trained in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley, and then spent a year working in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. He has been a gardening writer for over 25 years and is author of many popular GMC titles, including Success with Water-saving Gardens (2007) and a range other titles. He is a former editor of Horticulture Week, to which he still contributes, as well as to Organic Life, Amateur Gardening, and The Patch.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Organic Basics
Garden Compost
Peat and its Alternatives
Chemical-Free Weed Control
Companion Planing
Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden
Sourcing Local Plants and Seeds
Watering Wisely

Spring
Tips & Tasks
Fruit
Vegetables
Herbs

Summer
Tips & Tasks
Fruit
Vegetables
Herbs

Autumn
Tips & Tasks
Fruit
Vegetables
Herbs

Winter
Tips & Tasks
Fruit
Vegetables
Herbs

Glossary

Further Reading

Organic Seed Suppliers

Usefule Websites

About the Author

Index

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