Author(s): Lyn Bagnall
An essential resource for all Australian and New Zealand gardeners who care about their family's health and the environment. Organic gardening is a way of leaving your patch of earth in a better condition than you found it by working with nature rather than against it. A practicable and better alternative to chemical-dependent and environmentally unsustainable cultivation practices, organic gardening prevents soil damage, and results in more nutritious food, and fewer contaminated waterways and poison-resistant pests. Written by a certified-organic farmer and gardener, Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting is an indispensable reference to organic cultivation methods, with an additional moon-planting guide, to help gardeners to work with the cycles of nature. It includes an easy-to-follow moon-planting routine for all aspects of gardening, with a listing of the best planting, harvesting, and pruning days from 2009 to 2013. Full of common sense and wisdom, and written in a friendly, conversational voice, Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting includes comprehensive information and advice about: how you can revitalise garden soil and keep it healthy how to use composting and worm-farming techniques to transform garden and kitchen waste into top-quality, organic fertiliser how to grow your own fruit and vegetables in garden beds or pots how to raise healthier, pest- and disease-resistant seedlings, shrubs and trees âÂÂ�ÂÂ� without using poisons This wide-ranging book also features an extensive listing of Australian native plants, and a month-by-month diary of what to plant when for all climate zones of Australia and New Zealand. For aspiring and experienced gardeners alike, Easy Organic Gardening and Moon Planting will make your whole garden more vigorous, and a healthier haven for your family, pets, and native fauna.
'This is really the only kitchen gardening book you'll ever need.' - Habitat Australia
Lyn Bagnall graduated from the Ernest E. Lord School of Landscape Gardening in 1978. Since then she has been actively involved in horticulture and garden design, including working for two major retail nurseries in Sydney. Lyn and her husband are certified-organic farmers on a small property in the mid-north coast of New South Wales, where they grow fresh culinary herbs for market, wine grapes, and fruit and vegetables. Lyn has written regular articles on gardening and moon planting for Warm Earth magazine, the Organic Herb Growers of Australia magazine, the Astrological Monthly Review, and on her blog 'Aussie Organic Gardening' at www.aussieorganicgardening.com, which have proved popular with both amateur gardeners and commercial growers.