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

by Tanya L. K. Denckla (Author)

Editorial Reviews

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Denckla's guide to growing organic food covers 765 varieties of vegetables,
herbs, fruits, and nuts. There are instructions on temperature, soil and water
needs, planting depth and space between plants, propagation, harvesting, first
and last seed-starting dates, storage requirements, and support structures when
needed. With each entry is a list of selected available varieties. Denckla also
tells gardeners how to control 201 pests and diseases organically.

Book Description
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 accessible. Individual plant entries provide
specific information on planting; temperature; soil and water needs;
measurements; seed-starting dates; pests, diseases, allies, companions, and
incompatibles, as applicable; when to harvest; how to store produce; and
overviews of selected varieties. Fully half of the book is dedicated to organic
remedies that can prevent or combat plant diseases and garden pests. Hundreds of
common diseases and pests are discussed, as well as which plants are likely to
be affected, how to recognize the problem, and tried-and-true natural remedies.

The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food demystifies how to work
collaboratively with the complex natural systems of the environment, making
gardening a little easier and definitely more fun.

Product Details

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Revised edition (February 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580173705



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