Bob's Basics

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    Pruning, Training, and Tidying
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What sets Bob Flowerdew’s Pruning, Training, and Tidying apart from other books on the subject is that it does not advise pruning every single plant in your garden. Rather, as Flowerdew puts it, this guide explains the simplest basics of pruning, and how to get admirable results without obsessing over... [READ MORE]
    Weeding Without Chemicals
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The nuisance caused by weeds sprouting in your otherwise thriving garden may make you want to reach for the herbicide, but as Flowerdew writes in this installment of his Bob’s Basics series, weed control can be much more simple, inexpensive, and eco-friendly without chemical intervention. Because every... [READ MORE]
    Composting
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The best fertilizer for your organic garden is compost. It’s easy to make, economically friendly, and teeming with nutrients. In this highly useful installment of his Bob’s Basics series, Bob Flowerdew takes you through all the steps necessary to make a rich compost pile best suited to your needs. Composting... [READ MORE]
    Simple Green Pest and Disease Control
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    One of the biggest challenges of growing an organic garden is keeping away pests and diseases without using harmful pesticides. But as Bob illustrates in this necessary guide for any organic gardener, it is possible to keep your garden chemical-, pest-, and disease-free all at once. A master at growing... [READ MORE]
    Companion Planting
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    According to Flowerdew, the key to successful organic gardening is working with nature, rather than against it, to get your plants to thrive. This practice is called companion planting, and it is explained in this volume with a style that is both no-nonsense and reader-friendly. Topics range from plants... [READ MORE]
    Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding
    Bob's Basics
    By Bob Flowerdew
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    You most likely already know that nurturing a planted seed is necessary for growing a healthy plant. But how do you know the right amount of water to give? What are the best kinds of organic fertilizers? How can you plant a seed to set it on the right track for optimal growth? In Sowing, Planting, Watering,... [READ MORE]
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