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Organic Gardening A Comprehensive Guide to Chemical-Free Growing

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ISBN-10: 0028623150

ISBN-13: 9780028623153

Edition: 2000

Authors: Crow Miller, Elizabeth Miller

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Starting an Organic Garden
The Garden Game Plan
Space and Place
Maximizing Methods
Tending the Soil
Soil Analysis
Organic Amendments
Recommended Treatments
Soil pH Analysis
Dig into It
Turn to Compost
Gardener's Gold
Compost Basics
Spread It Around
Additions and Corrections
Manure Maneuvers
Protective Coverings
Turn to Green Manure
Many Mulches
Mulch On
Seafood: Seaweed Sprays
Water, Water Everywhere
Soil and Water
Water Guards
Drought Outsmart
Watering Ways and Means
Growing Seasons: The Edible Organic Garden
Seed, Seeding, Seedling
Seed Power
How to Start Seed
Seed Needs
Transplanting into the Garden
Shop Right
Seed Production Methods
Save for Tomorrow
Viable Vegetables
Asparagus
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Celtuce
Chinese Cabbage and Bok Choy (Pak Choi)
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Greens
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Lima Beans
Mustard
Onions
Pak Choi
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Snap Beans
Sorrel
Spinach
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
A Feast of Fruits
Apples
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupes
Elderberries
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapes
Mulberries
Peaches
Raspberries
Strawberries
Home-Grown Herbs
The Herb Garden
Problems and Solutions
Different harvests, Different Needs
Soil Strategies
Choosing Companions
The Fearsome Five Pests
Cabbage Complaints
Seaweed Supplements
After the Fall
Growing On
Late-Planted Harvests
Season Extenders
Sow Off-Season
Prelude to Winter
Preparation for Frost
Winterizing the Garden
Protecting the Landscape
Greenhouse Production
Peas Please
Tomatoes
Insects Controlled
Year-Round Ground
Homeowner's Basics
Planning with Purpose
Veiling Vines
Mother Nature's Bounty
Attractive Ornamental Shrubs
Dual-Purpose Produce
Planting Don'ts
Saving Overgrown Shrubbery
Garden Art
Elegant Bamboo
Beautiful Bonsai
Rock Gardens
Decorative Mulch
Le Petit Jardin
Flower Power
Easy Annuals
Picking Perennials
Forever Everlastings
Starting Flowers from Seed
Blooming Bulbs
Rite for Roses
Well-Contained Growing
Getting a Lawn
Fertilization
Liming
Irrigation
Mowing
Using the Right Varieties of Grass
Starting a New Lawn from Scratch
Rebuilding Your Worn-Out Lawn
Fall Feeding
Alternative Lawns
How to Control Crabgrass Organically
The Organic Lawn: No Diseases, No Chemicals
Complete Organic Maintenance Program
Tree Techniques
Deep-Feeding
Revival of the Fittest
Christmas Shopping
Attack on the Gypsy Moths
Organic General Preventive Spray Program for Orchards and Fruit Trees
Feeding Schedule for Trees
Indoor Growing
Interior Farming
Creating the Right Environment
Potted Tomatoes
A Windowsill for Watercress
Peppers Are Perennials
Mushrooms
The Simple Sprout
Fresh-Started Herbs
Fruit in a Flat
House-Happy Foliage
Light
Humidity
Temperature
Aloe
Azalea
Cacti
Calendula
Geranium
Nasturtium
Ornamental Peppers
Appendixes
Growing Questions and Answers
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Organic Gardener's Yearly Plan
Resources
Grower's Glossary
Index