Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

The complete guide to natural and chemical free gardening.

The HDRA Encyclopaedia of Organic Gardening is a key reference for gardeners committed to a natural, safe and healthy approach.

Doring Kindersley

Pauline Pears

Practical Expertise

As well as providing an excellent grounding in the basics of organic gardening, this practical guide covers everything form soil management and recycling to water conservation, natural pest control and propagation. From compost to cloches, there are step-by-step techniques and inspiring images to help you to create the perfect organic garden.

Outstanding Coverage

There is detailed coverage of a wide range of organic concerns, from information on sustainable landscaping materials, planting beds and learning about local wildlife, to helpful advice on which plants thrive in pots. You`ll find organic best-practice tips on how to grow delicious fruit and vegetables, how to encourage biodiversity in your garden, and even on designing the organic garden.

A useful reference section features a comprehensive A-Z directory of vegetables and salad crops, together with a troubleshooting section for dealing with common plant problems. Also included is an up-to-date list of contact addresses, websites and other key points of interest to organic gardeners.