From the authors of What's Wrong With My Plant?, this visual guide helps you identify a wide range of plant ailments of concern to vegetable gardeners, and explains effective organic methods for their treatment and prevention.
The first half of the book provides an overview of 45 garden vegetable types, with a detailed summary of the growing requirements for each. The second half lists common pests and diseases for each vegetable family, with color photos, summaries of symptoms and solutions, and easy-to-use flow charts to aid diagnosis.
It suggests ways to discourage pests, prevent the spread of disease and attract beneficial organisms through the selection of cultivars suitable for local conditions, the use of polyculture, crop rotation and natural pesticides, and other organic approaches.
Softcover, 7 1/2" × 9", 249 pages, 2012.