I could not have gotten my hands on this book during a better time. First of all I just LOVE that it provides organic solutions to common gardening problems. Now that I keep the bees, this is so incredibly important for their population to thrive in our yard.
This book is very well laid out and organized. It begins with an overview of the all the necessary requirements to make a vegetable garden successful. Next, the vegetables are broken down into their own section, "Plant Portraits". Here you can find photos, descriptions, growing requirements, planting techniques and problem solving suggestions unique to that particular vegetable. Then the book transitions to 70 pages or so dedicated to eradicating pests and disease from your garden. The book's final section provides organic solutions to common problems including soil and watering requirements and crop rotation.
My favorite part of the book is the photography. Numerous photos accompany every topic and plant throughout. Better than illustrations in my mind, these photos do speak volumes. I find this book to be a wonderful resource for myself and I know that I have already had to use it to find new organic ways to treat powdery mildew, aphids and beetles.
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