Whether you are starting your first garden or switching your conventional garden to organic, Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening has all the answers and advice you need — from nourishing the soil to growing and harvesting delicious, fresh vegetables.
From seed and site selection to the last harvest and end-of-season tidy-up, Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening delivers 70+ years of tips, advice, secrets, and inspiration from Organic Gardening. It’s the only comprehensive guide to your organic garden that you’ll ever need!Learn the Secrets Today!
For the price of a single potted tomato plant, you can buy a packet that contains enough seeds to grow a garden FULL of tomatoes for this year and next. Starting your own seeds is really easier than you think. Start peas, carrots, radishes, and more from seeds you plant directly into your garden. Get troubleshooting tips to help make sure your seedlings grow into bountiful plants, and learn the secrets to saving your favorite seeds from year to year! Plus, you'll learn how long seeds will last if you don't use the whole packet! The life of most vegetable seeds ranges from 1 to 6 years. Find out how long to keep them on page 121. You will also find the easy trick to test if seeds are still good. Click Here.
The best plants will grow in balanced, nutrient-rich soil. Charge your compost pile with coffee grounds and tea bags! See page 92 for the nitrogen-rich ingredients to toss in. Learn the weepy way to water most efficiently. Find all the soil care advice you need for compost, mulch, and cover crops FREE for 21 days!
|Bush beans||49 days|
|Snap peas||56 days|
In just a single pot, you can grow herbs more flavorful than anything ever found in a supermarket jar. Plant everything from asparagus to zinnias and get variety-specific tips for maximum harvests and abundant blooms. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening quick-care guide to garden-worthy plants will help you get the best vegetables, herbs, annuals, and perennials — including delightful bulbs that come back year after year — so you’ll always have flavor in your fresh-picked vegetables and long-blooming colorful flowers.Try It FREE for 21 days!
Can weeds start sprouting when the soil is cold? Unfortunately, yes. Prevent a weed explosion with the newspaper trick on page 241. Get organic tricks and solutions to stop weeds from wandering into your lush garden! Save time (and your strength) by eliminating weeds the smart way!
Keep the bad bugs from invading your territory. Plant flowers that beneficial insects love (and love to pollinate), and they will automatically evict the pesky pests from your garden! One recent study found a type of perennial that attracts all five of the best beneficial bugs. Find out which variety on page 264.
Starting a garden and maintaining it year to year can be easy-breezy with these tips and tricks.