The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe Remedies by Barbara PleasantThe Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe Remedies by Barbara Pleasant

The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe Remedies

byBarbara Pleasant

Paperback | January 2, 1995

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 115 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Expert Barbara Pleasant shows you how to easily identify common garden diseases and then provides simple, inexpensive, organic treatments to heal your plants and prevent recurrence. The entry for each disease describes the organism that causes it, lists the host plants and U.S. regions where it is typically found, describes the signs to look for, tells you what to do right away, and explains how to prevent the disease in the future. The book even includes a crop-by-crop guide to what might be affecting your particular plants. You’ll quickly be enjoying a healthy, and thriving garden!
Barbara Pleasant has been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, ...
Title:The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases: Earth-Safe RemediesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6.12 × 0.5 inPublished:January 2, 1995Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882662740

ISBN - 13:9780882662749


Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Gardener as Plant Physician: An Overview of Backyard Plant Pathology

Chapter 2 Ailments from the Earth: Plant Pathogens that Live in Soil

Chapter 3 Mobile Marauders: Airborne Pathogens that Persist in Host Plant Tissues

Chapter 4 Blotches, Spots, and Specks: Leaf Spots and Other Foliar Diseases

Chapter 5 Deadly Conspiracies: Insect-Vectored Bacterial Diseases

Chapter 6 The Tiniest Terrors: Viruses and Their Vectors

Chapter 7 Nightmare Nematodes: Root-knot, Lesion, and Other Nematodes

Chapter 8 Great Masqueraders: Common Plant Problems that Resemble Diseases

Chapter 9 What's Ailing My Garden? A Quick-Reference Table to Diseases Affecting

Common Garden Crops


From Our Editors

The only organic plant disease reference guidebook available of its kind, The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases by Barbara Pleasant gives earth-safe remedies for the 50 most common plant diseases. Complete with line drawings and photos, this guide includes explanations on what the diseases look like, why they occur and how they will affect the plant.