Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.09 × 6.5 × 0.98 in
Published: March 11, 2014
Publisher: RODALE BOOKS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1609619838
ISBN - 13: 9781609619831
From the Publisher
When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices
could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their
enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid
information that speaks a newbie's language-from the most trusted
source for organic gardening methods.
In Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening, general
garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I
dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to
"How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season
order-from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting.
Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest
control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure
success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100
common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer
doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a
garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb
finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus,
there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips
and hints inspired by the most popular page views on
With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting
section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation.
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning
gardener (or one who's new to gardening organically) needs to get
growing and keep a garden going strong all season.
About the Author
DEBORAH L. MARTIN earned a BS in horticulture from Purdue
University. She's a former extension agent in the USDA's urban
gardening program, a veteran Rodale garden book editor, and a
writer for Organic Gardening magazine. Martin has authored
two books and edited dozens of others. She lives in Allentown, PA.