Organic Gardening For Newbies and Beginners

Many people choose to garden so they can have control over what type of food they eat without fear of chemicals or
preservatives. Often, commercially grown produce is cultivated in greenhouses with the use of pesticides and chemicals to enhance their growth. A quick study on these types of artificial applications can be unnerving for anyone. The side effects of chemical pesticides on the human body can truly take its toll. So many people are jumping on the “organic bandwagon” as a way to minimize the risks to themselves and their loved ones that often comes with commercially prepared foods.

You don’t have to be a health nut to embrace organic gardening. Imagine the wonderful way you’ll feel knowing that you are serving foods that were grown all naturally without the risks that come from applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It’s easier than you think. If you’ve been gardening for years or are just beginning to grow your own food, organic gardening can provide you with peace of mind and pride in your produce. Don’t have any clues how to start? That’s why you’re reading this book!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 3
Why Garden Organically? 4
The Risk of Chemicals 7
What Is Organic Gardening? 11
Planning Your Garden 12
Getting the Soil Ready 14
Planting Your Garden 17
Starting Seeds Indoors 19
Controlling Those Weeds 22
Controlling Pests 26
Common Garden Pests 30
Making Your Own Compost 36
Tending the Garden 40
Wintering Your Garden 46
Recipes for your Organic Garden 46
Organic Fertilizer 47
Garlic Pest Control Spray 47
Dormant Oil 48
Homemade Insecticidal Soap 49
All Purpose Pest Control Spray 49
Bug Juice 49
Conclusion 50