The popularity of organic gardening just keeps growing, as more and more people worry about our earth's delicate ecosystems and choose to forgo chemicals. Plus, these lucky gardeners get to enjoy delicious fresh produce from their own backyard! Going the natural route is easy with Organic Gardening Techniques, which provides eco-conscious gardeners with practical advice on cultivating fruit, vegetables, herbs, and other plants. It covers all the essentials: selecting the right tools, propagation, crop rotation, training greenhouse crops, watering, weed and pest control, even attracting wildlife. Packed with information, this is a thorough reference for every organic gardener.HOW TO GET EARLY CROPS There is great value in harvesting some crops as early as possible, as this is the time when they are scarce and at their most expensive. ... as a means of obtaining early crops or being able to grow crops such as pineapples not usually suited to temperate climates. ... To maintain a good, consistent heat, the hot box should be constructed to a height of at least 90 cm (3 ft).
|Title||:||Organic Gardening Techniques|
|Publisher||:||New Holland Publishers - 2008|