Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening Book
Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening
The Total Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants the Natural Way
J. HOWARD GARRETT AND C. MALCOLM BECK
This book shows you how to have healthy soil and recommends environmentally safe products and even some homemade remedies to control pests and diseases in your garden. It describes more than 100 food plants and gives specific information on the growth habits, culture, harvest, and storage of each.
From the introduction: Some of the information in this book comes from the Texas A&M Extension Service, research stations, and specific people within the system. Surprised? Yes, the data they provide on planting dates, dates from planting to emergence, soil temperature requirements, and a fair amount of the recommended varieties information come from extension service people and their publications. What gardeners should ignore is their usual advice on soil preparation, fertilizers, and pest control because they still recommend artificial fertilizers and synthetic toxic pesticides. We feel very strongly that these products pollute the environment, don't work, and are unnecessary. . . . .Understanding organic gardening helps more people understand how to achieve good health. Many studies have documented the anticancer properties of vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and nuts. Their benefits for a healthy heart and for prevention of many other degenerative illnesses is also well-documented.
Buy the book in paper at your favorite bookstore, get it online from the Dirt Doctor, or by calling us at 866-444-3478. Also available as a Kindle text.
Pages: 220 • Size: 7 1/8 x 10 1/4
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