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The aim of organic gardening is simply to achieve the right balance between ecologically sound and environmentally friendly practice. If we create a healthy soil in which a wide variety of plants can flourish, we also establish a food chain in which predators and prey maintain a natural balance-and do much of the pest control for us. Plants want to grow-the organic gardener's task is to remove obstacles from their path. This means choosing the right plant for the right place; providing the right type of soil, the right temperature, and the right amount of moisture; and protecting those plants that need it in early life or in adverse conditions. In this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide - abundantly illustrated with color photos of his own garden - Bob Flowerdew shows you how to work with nature to make a garden that's both beautiful and bountiful. Among the author's previous books are The Companion Garden and The Complete Fruit Book
A well-rounded approach to gardening from an organic perspective. Bob covers just about all aspects, from talking through the pros and cons of different size plots and how best to use them, to detail of the organic cultivation of different plants, both culinary and ornamental.
He is persuasive in his arguments for the use of organic methods.