Written by a professional horticulturist, this is an excellent reference guide for anyone who wants to garden without chemicals. It begins with a detailed examination of soil composition, minerals, organic matter, air and water, and follows with advice on organic methods for soil conservation, balancing soil pH and more. It explains fertilizing options, from animal- and plant-based amendments to compost and biochar, as well as weed-control strategies such as interplanting and succession planting.
The section on organic pest control includes tips on insect identification and a detailed troubleshooting chart. In addition, the author gives advice on attracting pollinators, seed saving, propagation, pruning, watering and seasonal maintenance. The book is filled with a wealth of technical information presented in a clear, down-to-earth manner that makes the subject approachable.
Hardcover, 8" × 10", 2017.