In a handy, illustrated format, this reference book studies all aspects of organic farming, from the basics of climate, geology, and soils, to an explanation of plants and their orders. The guide also explores planning and planting methods, including strip cropping and crop rotation; protection for a variety of vegetables and edible plants; companion planting and biological control; plant pests, barriers, and deterrents; and weed management. Particular attention is paid to improvements to the soil, fertilizers, minerals, compost, and manures. Complete with a list of tasks and monthly reminders, an extensive glossary, and useful contacts, this resource provides reputable advice for all gardening aficionados.
|Publisher:||Crowood Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Michael Littlewood is a natural landscape architect and environmental planner with extensive experience designing and implementing sustainable land use projects. He is the author of Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration for Harmony with Nature.