Grow Organic – Book Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Start living the good life with this complete guide to natural, organic and chemical-free gardening

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781405330916
Size: 195 x 235mm 352 pages
Published April 1, 2008 by Dorling Kindersley
in association with “Garden Organic”

“Grow Organic” is a DK “Made with Care” book is created using the best ethical and environmental practices possible. The back cover shows you how DK have made this book differently and gives the book's environmental footprint. DK take great care to source local printers, FSC paper (Forest Stewardship Council) and to use only non-hazardous vegetable inks. Plus they only use printers who look after their workers.

From storing winter vegetables to making your own compost, discover how to plan, design and maintain your own organic garden with this comprehensive guide.

Pick up tips on a range of organic practices: from advice on how to grow delicious fruit and vegetables, to a troubleshooting section for common plant problems. Covers just about every size of garden with suggestions on how to make just a 4ft square plot productive.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced gardener – get outside and discover how to have a beautiful garden while respecting the needs of the environment.

This is another book that is very timely considering the situation that we all wind ourselves in in those economic and environmental times with the government suggesting people eat a more WWII diet again and grow their own food.

This book certainly can help there and while the book is entitled “Grow Organic” and, therefore, obviously, advocates organic methods through and through even if you decide to use chemicals to rid yourself of pests this book is still for you.

Local and homegrown is still better than store bought and hence thins book really is for anyone wishing to grown their own. And while “Grow Organic” not only deals with growing food but about the garden in general, including flowers and lawns, the self-sufficientish reader who wants to know about fruit and vegetables primarily will get much out of of as food growing is its prime subject matter.

Another great book from DK and here the new “Made with Care” range of books of this publisher.

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