Grow Organic: The Practical Guide to Greener Gardening

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Dorling Kindersley Publishing Australia, 2011 - Natural foods - 352 pages
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A comprehensive, practical guide to organic gardening that explains and illustrates all the key organic principles and covers vegetables, fruit, ornamental plants, herbs and container gardening.

This title has been fully adapted for the Australian market, sports a gorgeous new, locally-designed jacket, and includes the following:

Step-by-step sequences and specially commissioned photographs show all the key techniques, making them easy to follow and apply to your own plot - from soil preparation, seed sowing, and harvesting to using water wisely.

  • Easy-to-use A - Z reference section lists common problems from tomato blight to slugs and suggests organic solutions as well as preventative measures.
  • Stunning photographic galleries show all the best shrubs, flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs for an organic plot.

This bookis a fresh approach to organic gardening reference. All the key organic principles are introduced, illustrated and explained in this concise yet fully comprehensive guide to organic gardening. It covers how to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs, as well as trees, shrubs and flowering plants, and shows you how to promote biodiversity and encourage wildlife in your garden.

Grow Organicis suitable both for home gardeners interested in switching to an organic approach and experienced gardeners looking for invaluable organic reference.

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About the author (2011)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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