With a wealth of information and tested advice, this problem-solving treasure gives gardeners every-thing they need to do battle with garden pests, diseases, and weeds—with safe, natural solutions.
Combining a troubleshooting approach with encyclopedic coverage and drawing on the most up-to-date research on biological and non- or low-toxic controls, Rodale’s Vegetable Garden Problem Solver features:
• more than 60 vegetables, organized alphabetically from asparagus to zucchini • individual pest entries on the 30 most common insect pests and how to combat them • individual disease entries on the 30 most common vegetable plant diseases—including symptoms and causes and ways to keep plants disease-free • a problem-solving approach to such favorite gardening topics as seed-starting, soil, weather, watering, crop rotation, fertilizing, transplanting, and season extension • “Beyond the Basics” sidebars for those willing to go the extra mile to eradicate a problem in the garden in a safe and natural way
With numerous tips on prevention so gardeners can spend less time putting out fires and focus instead on producing higher-yielding and more attractive gardens, this will quickly become the trusted companion of every vegetable gardener.
Fern Marshall Bradley is a writer and editor of books pertaining to sustainable living, organic gardening, and organic farming. She is the author of Building Raised Beds and Saving Vegetable Seeds, The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease… More about Fern Marshall Bradley