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The Small Food Garden
Growing Organic Fruit and Vegetables at Home
112 pages, 260 x 200 mm
You don't need a quarter-acre section to successfully grow fresh produce; nor does it take a lot of money or effort. Based on organic principles, this practical, well-illustrated guide takes you through all the basics: choosing what to plant and where to put it; advice on organic pest and disease control; watering and plant nutrition; using space-saving containers and raised beds; the benefits of companion planting as well as making your own compost —
and that’s just for starters.
A combination of previously published companion volumes, The Small Edible Garden and The Edible Garden Planner, the content for this book has been substantially revised and updated to include numerous new varieties of vegetables, fruit and herbs chosen for their suitability for growing in most climatic conditions around the world.
Quick guide calendars to gardening jobs, climatic planting, pests and diseases
Storage methods and gourmet tips to using your produce
Easy access A to Z listings of vegetable, fruit and herb varieties
Gardeners with small spaces
General readers interested in organic lifestyle
"This succinct guide to food growing presents reams of information in an accessible and non-intimidating way." Grass Roots, pp. 72, Dec 12/Jan 13
Born in North Wales and having travelled around the world for many years, experienced garden writer and columnist Diana Anthony now lives and gardens in Melbourne, Australia. She has many other publications to her name including an updated edition of The Ornamental Edible Garden (Bateman, 2012).