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Organic Gardening: Your Guide to Growing Healthy Organic Produce [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Anderson
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Book Description

Organic Gardening Made Simple!

If you're not growing your own organic foods, you may be compromising your health and the health of your loved ones.

This handy guide provides you with all of the information you need to get your organic garden started the quick and easy way. You can plan and grow your own organic garden and become less reliant on the chemical-laden produce sold at your local grocery store.

The only way to tell for sure what's been sprayed on or added to your food is to grow it yourself. Buy this book now and learn just how easy it is to grow your own organic produce.

The topics covered in this book include:
- Why growing organic foods is better than buying them.
- How to create living soil that's perfect for growing produce.
- Soil tests that are critical to the health and safety of you and your garden.
- Acidic vs. alkaline soil.
- How to save tons of time by using mulch.
- The difference between organic and inorganic mulch and why you should use both.
- 11 types of mulch you can use in your organic garden.
- How to make organic compost and apply it to your garden.
- How to make your own compost tumbling bin the cheap and easy way.
- The best (and worst) organic materials to add to your compost bin.
- Whether or not organic seeds are worth the additional cost.
- USDA hardiness zones and what they mean to you.
- How to decide when to plant your seeds for best results.
- How to start your own seeds and grow them into seedlings.
- What companion planting is and how it benefits your garden.
- What to do when weeds go wild.
- The best type of irrigation for an organic garden.
- Common diseases and plant illnesses and how to handle them.
- What to do when animals attack.
- Harvesting your crop.

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  • File Size: 3044 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Here's an excerpt from this book "It's high time we stop lining the pockets of the fat cat industry executives who have no problem poisoning people to expand their bottom line. If you doubt the fact that you're slowly but surely being poisoned, maybe this will change your mind."

I thought eventually the author would get over this very long diatribe and actually give some useful information, but it just went on and on and on. Halfway through the book and he's still lecturing. Enough already. This is supposed to be a guide to growing organic produce, not a personal essay.

I also found it very disturbing that the author kept giving his opinions as "facts". He states that people who eat organic foods get sick significantly less than people who don't. He doesn't site any statistics, but goes on and on some more and then finally says it's his opinion. Please keep your opinions at home where they belong. If you have statistics, great.

Roughly a fourth of the way through the book, the author mentions a soil test using Calgon. Is that a water softener? He never explains and the preaching is really really irritating. He just comes off as really arrogant.

My final gripe is the author's name. Is it Michelle or Michael? It changes throughout the book. The cover says Michelle. The copyright and book interior say Michael. That's not the only typo; there are many.

By the end of the book, I was looking forward to the last section, on pests. It was useless. No recipes for making natural insecticidal sprays and the ones mentioned (which had no recipe or how-to) are dangerous to use around children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read April 13, 2013
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I bought this book to read on the plane while traveling. I found it very informative with a few ifeas I had not thoght of before with my own gardens. Easy , quick read. Also a great reference to have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES!! June 22, 2014
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This is an excellent book for the seasoned gardener or beginner wanting to start growing food for themselves. A must have
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4.0 out of 5 stars good March 14, 2014
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Good for beginners like me, understood where I went wrong with starting with seeds and able to correct next time
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5.0 out of 5 stars informative Book! February 28, 2014
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Answered most questions a beginning organic gardener would have. Easy to read and is a great resource to have. I couldn't put the book down; read it in one sitting, but will definitely use it as a resource. Thanks!
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