Author(s): Ann Whitman
"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.
Introduction. Part I: Understanding the Basics of Organic Gardening. Chapter 1: Basic Techniques in Organic Gardening. Chapter 2: Why Garden Organically? Chapter 3: Planning Your Organic Landscape. Part II: Soil and Fertilizers. Chapter 4: Digging beneath the Surface: Soils 101. Chapter 5: Building Healthy Soil. Chapter 6: Using Organic Fertilizers. Part III: Managing Pests. Chapter 7: Pest Control and Pesticide Safety 101. Chapter 8: Managing Insect Pests. Chapter 9: Battling Plant Diseases. Chapter 10: Outwitting Critters. Part IV: Growing Organically in Your Yard and Garden. Chapter 11: Weed It and Reap! Chapter 12: Planting How-To. Chapter 13: Raising Organic Vegetables. Chapter 14: Herbs for the Home and Garden. Chapter 15: Picking from the Berry Patch. Chapter 16: Fruits and Nuts for Your Organic Orchard. Chapter 17: Say It with Flowers. Chapter 18: Run for the Rose. Chapter 19: Managing Landscape Trees and Shrubs. Chapter 20: Caring for Your Organic Lawn. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Best Organic Gardening Practices. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Be Eco-Friendly. Index.