An Illustrated Guide to Organic Gardening
Sunset Publishing Corporation, Jan 1, 1991 - Gardening - 96 pages
Create a flourishing garden brimming with flowers, vegetables, and fruits using only organic (naturally occurring) materials.Use this book to help you plan your site, prepare the soil, plant and water your garden, and manage pests and diseases. Select the best edible and ornamental plants for your climate and location from an illustrated guide to pest- and disease- resistant choices. Develop and maintain a healthy garden with safe soil enrichments and environmentally conscious pest controls.
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