The popularity of organic gardening shows no signs of abating, as more and more people become aware of the health benefits of organic food, and want to control the quality and freshness of the food that they eat. There is nothing quite like picking your own apples or unearthing a batch of new potatoes. The freshness and flavours of homegrown produce are second to none. However, organic gardening is not just about creating delicious fresh food for the table - it is about supporting delicate ecosystems and working without the use of chemicals."Organic Gardening Techniques" is essentially a handbook of gardening techniques and 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 the essentials are here. Protecting crops from pests and diseases is dealt with comprehensively, and includes information on attracting wildlife to your garden.Packed full of information, with useful tips throughout, this book is a thorough reference guide for every organic gardener.
Nick Hamilton runs Barnsdale Gardens; the gardens in which his father Geoff Hamilton orginally filmed the Gardener's World TV shows. He is the author of The Barnsdale Handy Gardener and Geoff Hamilton - A Gardening Legend. Nick has a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for organic gardening; principles which he puts into effect in Barnsdale Gardens.