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All the Organic Gardening How to Books You Could Need

Every organic gardener needs a few organic gardening how to books. You need a few good resources to help you problem-solve things like insect infestations, or what that black stuff on your basil leaves is. A few good organic gardening how to books makes February a little shorter, too, as you plan for March and spring in your garden. Here are a few organic gardening how to books that you might want to add to your collection.

Rodaleís Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Henry Doubleday Research Association. Rodaleís is the #1 name in organic gardening, and any organic gardening how to book from Rodaleís is worth reading. This encyclopedia is full of pictures, too, so it makes wonderful February reading.

Organic Gardening for Dummies by Ann Whitman and the National Gardening Association. There are a couple of other organic gardening books in the Dummies series. They are all very practical organic gardening how to books, with easy-to-understand directions.

Backyard Composting: Your Complete Guide to Recycling Yard Clippings by John Roulac of Harmonious Technologies. This organic gardening how to book will teach you how to start and maintain a compost pile.

The Frugal Gardener: How to Have More Garden for Less Money by Catriona Tudor Erler, MS. This is an organic gardening how to book of tips and techniques gathered from all kinds of experienced and successful organic gardeners.

This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm by Scott Chaskey. This one is definitely February reading. Itís less an organic gardening how to book than it is a book about why organic gardening is wonderful and what it contributes to the world.

Great Garden Companions: A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden by Sally Cunningham. Information on companion planting is hard to come by, and this organic gardening how to book is an excellent resource.

Jerry Baker's Great Green Book of Garden Secrets: Handy Hints, Timely Tonics, and Super Solutions to Turn Your Yard Into a Green Garden Paradise! by Jerry Baker. Jerry Baker has been organic gardening longer than most of us have been alive, and he has developed some great techniques and recipes (like feeding beer to your lawn). Any of his organic gardening how to books would be a good addition to your gardening library.

Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Applehoff and Mary F. Fenton. If you want to know anything about worm composting, this is the organic gardening how to book that answers all your questions.

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden and Yard Healthy Without Chemicals by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley. Every organic gardener needs a good organic gardening how to book on pest control.

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure by Joseph C. Jenkins. Okay, maybe this book isnít for everybody, but itís nice to know thereís an organic gardening how to book available on the subject of human manure.

There are, of course, many, many other good organic gardening how to books. Go to the library, or to garden centers, and browse through the books you find there. Youíll find a lot of organic gardening how to books that you want to own. These are some suggestions to get you started.


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Gardening Tip #10

Some houseplants require a humid environment. One tip to maximize humidity is to put the pot inside a larger pot and fill in the gaps with stones or compost to keep in the moisture. Grouping plants together often creates a microclimate that they will benefit from. If you want, you can spray them with water once or twice a day depending on the temperature.