The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening: Grow beautiful vegetables, herbs, and flowers - the easy way! Layer Your Way to Healthy Soil-Eliminate tilling and digging-Build a productive garden naturally-Reduce weeding and watering (Paperback)
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With the step-by-step instructions in The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening, you’ll discover how to build healthy, easy-to-plant garden soil by adding layers of organic matter using one of several different no-dig techniques. Whether you garden in a small, urban backyard or on several acres in the country, this simple approach lets you grow more food and blooms than ever before, and leave the gas-guzzling tiller behind forever. Plus, when you don't disturb the soil, weed seeds stay buried deep where they can't germinate and carbon is kept sequestered in the ground. No-dig gardening techniques also lead to reduced watering needs and a healthy population of beneficial soil microbes that help feed your plants by breaking down organic matter and releasing nutrients.
In addition to extolling the endless benefits of no-dig growing, author and veggie-growing expert Charlie Nardozzi hands you the tools you need to:
- Create a new no-dig garden from scratch
- Transition an existing garden to the no-dig method
- Build the most productive, nutrient-rich soil possible
- Recycle yard waste by building a Hugelkultur planting mound
- Discover more about some great variations of no-dig gardening, including raised beds and containers
- Bring your no-dig garden indoors for a continuous harvest
Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. He brings expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, lectures, the Internet, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun, and accessible to everyone. Charlie has his own radio and television shows, is a well-known public speaker, and is the author of Cool Springs Press's Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (2012), Vegetable Gardener's Journal and Magnet Gift Set (2014), New England Getting Started Garden Guide, and Foodscaping (2015).
"...if you want to garden in a way that aligns better with nature and builds on what nature has to offer; and if you want to garden in a way that makes your life easier – this book is a great addition to your library."—Homestead How-To