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The popularity of organic gardening continues to rise as people seek to control the quality and freshness of the food they eat. And organic gardening isn?t just about creating delicious healthy food for the table: it?s also about supporting delicate ecosystems and working without the use of chemicals. This comprehensive handbook of organic gardening techniques is full of practical information on sowing and growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and other plants. From selecting the right tools to propagation, crop rotation, growing on supports, training greenhouse crops, watering, weed control?all of the essentials are here. Protecting crops from pests and diseases is dealt with comprehensively, along with extensive advice on storing and preserving your produce after the harvest. Packed full of information, with useful tips throughout, Organic Gardening Techniques is a thorough reference guide for every organic gardener. Inside Organic Gardening Techniques Comprehensive guide to gardening the organic way, from preparing the soil to caring for your crops. Easy-to-use format, with information on getting started, sowing from seed, propagating, watering, crop protection, and much more. Essential gardening techniques are explained and illustrated with clear diagrams, helping you get the most from your productive garden. Includes practical projects that anyone who is able to wield a hammer and saw can easily construct, from building a compost bin and potting bench to making cloches and cold frames.