Gardening for Geeks: All the Science You Need for Successful Organic Gardening (CompanionHouse Books) Step-by-Step Processes with Diagrams, Expert Tips, & Nerdy Details on Soil Biology, Botany, & More

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Know the nature of your garden!

  • The ultimate resource to organic gardening for people who want to learn the science behind it all
  • Step-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on best practices
  • Learn the biology and ecology of how plants work, how soil lives, how bugs help, and more
  • Expert advice on planning, planting, garden beds, irrigation, pest control, garden ecosystems, harvesting, storage, and composting

The perfect organic gardening guide and gateway into all things gardening, this updated and redesigned edition of Gardening for Geeks provides everything you need to know about designing, building, and sustaining the garden of your dreams!

Filled with step-by-step processes, helpful diagrams, and expert tips on the best practices, this book covers it all for anyone who dreams of gardening, even if you’re a city dweller! Starting off with the beginner-friendly basics, then progressing into more advanced, in-depth concepts for a wide scope of gardening strategies and techniques, this is a comprehensive and geeky look at your favorite hobby. This newly designed edition includes additional plant profiles, the latest research and terminology, and more photographs and illustrations.

Author and founder of Gardenerd (the ultimate resource for garden nerds, gardenerd.com), Christy Wilhelmi shares her expertise to break down and explain the biology and ecology of gardening in an easy, breezy writing style that will make you appreciate and understand gardening even more than you did before! Christy specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. Her writing has appeared in Edible Los Angeles, Edible Westside, and The Good Food Blog, among other publications.

Inside this information-packed 248-page beginner’s guide, you’ll learn the basics of gardening, whether you’re planting in the country or in an urban area. Discover the science behind how plants work, how soil lives, and how bugs help. Get advice ranging from planning to pest control, including recommendations, step-by-step directions, and over 150 photos, illustrations, and diagrams.

For anyone with a curiosity for the world of soil biology, botany, and horticulture, and an interest in the nerdy details of how to garden, Gardening for Geeks is your go-to guide!

“If you find that you really love to get your hands in the dirt and put food you grew yourself on the table, then this book sets you on your gardening path.”
—Anne K. Moore, GardenSmart.tv

“Loaded with tons of geeky gardening info and then some! Recommended for all gardeners, experienced or beginners.”
—Bob Tanem, Radio Host, Bob Tanem in the Garden, KSFO 560 AM


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