Organic Second Edition
|Book Size||202 x 252 x 33 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Subject Classification||Gardening / Specialized gardening methods / Organic gardening|
This greatly expanded and updated second edition of Organic is even more useful for home food growers and is in response to the overwhelming support received for the first edition.
Organic covers all that you need to know to start and cultivate your own vegetable garden including composting, pests and diseases, growing conditions, chickens, harvesting and scrumptious recipes. Why not start a grocery store in your own backyard? Find out the benefits of growing your own veggies, including cost-cutting, family fun, fresh produce and greater variety of species unavailable in stores. From terrace pots to acreage, grab your gardening gloves and seedlings, and your family will enjoy building the garden, no matter the size of your plot. Take advice from a city and a country-based family as they describe the highlights and tips from their growing experience. A practical guide with step-by-step instructions, case studies and photos to assist in growing your own successful organic vegetable garden!
Don Burke, the ‘face’ of Australian gardening, has been growing vegies and keeping chooks ever since he was a kid. He graduated as a horticulturist and tree surgeon and is a life-long gardener. Born and raised in Sydney, Don Burke is an Australian television and radio personality and author of over 10 books on gardening including best sellers The Lazy Gardener and Organic. He is best known as the long time host of the extremely successful Logie-award winning Burke's Backyard, which began in 1987 and ran for 17 years on Channel 9. He also produced Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue which were also highly successful and nationally awarded programs which launched the careers of many of well-known tv personalities. Don was a former board member of Landcare Australia and is active in community and environment-related roles. He became the Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation in July 2005 and is editor-in chief of Burke’s Backyard Magazine which continues to sell nationally.