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Good Earth Gardening: A Friendly Guide to Growing Vegetables Organically

Good Earth Gardening: A Friendly Guide to Growing Vegetables Organically

by Tim Foster

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Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned campaigner, Good Earth Gardening should be just the ticket.

Vegetables most commonly grown outdoors in the UK are described in detail and arranged for quick reference. They are followed by less well known and perennial vegetables for those requiring even more excitement.

The second half of the book focuses on organic gardening techniques particularly to improve and maintain soil health. There are chapters on composting, rotations, seed sowing, green manures, growing in containers and the inevitable (but handy) pest and disease control.

It is rounded off with a look at ways that we can improve our growing in relation to the environment and our connection with the natural world. The book is liberally peppered with drawings to illustrate/distract from the text and everything is treated in a seriously light-hearted fashion.

Tim Foster studied horticulture at Nottingham University and is a qualified teacher. He has worked in areas of gardening ever since graduating, from nurseries and garden centres to market gardening and landscaping. He currently teaches organic gardening and RHS courses at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and is the author of Fruit for Life – A Friendly Guide to Growing Fruit Organically.

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