Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening : A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden, Paperback / softback Book

Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening : A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden Paperback / softback


When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie's language - from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.

In Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order - from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting.

Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try.

More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready.

A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records.

Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on

With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Press
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  • Category: Organic gardening
  • ISBN: 9781609619831

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