Customer Reviews

27
4.7 out of 5 stars
Organic Gardening For Dummies
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$16.02 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
Good primer for a beginning organic gardener. You can read it cover to cover or skip around to find information on your specific organic gardening needs. The book takes a pragmatic look at the challenges of organic gardening while keeping the "first, do no harm" philosophy in tact. The technical information and references are comprehensive without being overwhelming.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is an easy to read, easy to understand book on organic gardening. It is very straight forward and doesn't assume more than basic gardening knowledge - just as it should.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2008
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This is a straight forward manual on how to maximize your garden's potential without pesticides or store bought fertilizers. Additionally, there are many factoids on the "old fashioned" methods of gardening that were learned by trial and error over the history of humans.
It's a great source for "use what you have" gardening. For some things, like insect control, there can be more than one or two solutions depending on your area and what you're growing.
A handy guide for the beginner or intermediate gardener.
~Kendra Wesner, MLIS / Michigan
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2011
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I was very pleased with this book. Id done some research with other gardening books for a few months. but ultimately i chose this one. It gave step by step directions, covered all aspects of getting your garden started from beginning to end. And even explained the technical dynamics of healthy soil, how to achieve healthy soil, and composting! so, as a hands-on learner myself...i wont be letting this book go for years to come.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is great for the organic gardener. We've enjoyed all of the information in this book. We highly recommend it onto others. :)
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
there's good info in the book, but I was expecting a couple of things that didn't seem to be included

1) WHAT TO PLANT WHEN

i was expecting a section called "What to plant when" which would have a chart that says: If you're in zones 1-5 you should consider planting X, Y and Z during these specific months And if youre in zones 6-10, you should consider planting A,B and C during these months.

Clearly I can get that info elsewhere, but to pay $25 for a book and to not include that seems odd.

They do have a very short list of veggies and fruits buried in one small paragraph i could find, i.e plant tomatoes in summer, plant broccolli in fall/winter, but to have to read through that list to figure out what to plant when is totally inefficient. there should be a very basic chart.

2) ROADMAP

i'm a dummy, right? that's why i bought this book. the first thing a dummy needs is a 'big-picture' overview of the process. I was expecting 'road map' of sorts towards the front of the book. I don't want to have to read the entire book to plant a garden.

there's should be something like this

Step 1: Build a Raised Bed (See Chapter 1 for 'how to build a raised bed'

Step 2: Fill the Raised Bed with soil (See chapter 2 on what to use to fill the bed)

Step 3: Test Your soils pH (and make adjustments to pH if needed)

Step 4: Hook up your drip irrigation system (See chap 3 on drip irrigation)

Step 5: Select your plants (or seeds) - See chap 4 on selecting plants, disease resistant plants and seeds, what season to plant what

Step 6: Preparing the soil for planting & Plant your plants or seeds

Step 7: Watering, Maintenance Fertilizing and what to do if you see pests

Step 8: Harvesting fruits and veggies

*Step 2.5 (Optional): Nail copper tape around the perimeter to protect from snails

MISC NOTE

Organic gardening to me always implied 'fruit and veggie gardening'. This book covers organic gardening for flowers, grass, evergreens etc etc. While its good info, my focus was on organic fruit and veggie gardening and this was unexpected. my sense is most people buying the book are doing it for veggies and fruit (although i could be wrong). if that is the case, fruit and veggie should come first, then later in the book, talk about grass, evergreens, etc
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2009
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book is a great starter book for anyone thinking about having their own little garden. It has great, easy to understand infromation and good charts to guide you.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2011
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
For someone who is just starting out with organic gardening, this is a great book. I've done a little gardening here and there but never to the extent I am now planning. This book has tons of helpful hints and tips. I'm looking forward to getting started this year and finally feel that I have the tools and knowledge to do it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2010
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Organic Gardening for Dummies is a wonderful book for those new to organic gardening. The section on common pests and non-toxic means of eradication saved my kale. Of course the book is easy to read and has many interesting little known facts about all-things-gardening.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2009
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I bought this book for my son-in-law. He loves it. Is always quoting some bit of info.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Vegetable Gardening For Dummies
Vegetable Gardening For Dummies by Charlie Nardozzi (Paperback - September 8, 2009)
$14.94


Gardening All-in-One For Dummies
Gardening All-in-One For Dummies by Robert J. Beckstrom (Paperback - February 28, 2003)
$23.18
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.