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Title:
Organic gardening for everyone : homegrown vegetables made easy (no experience required)
ISBN:
9780760365342
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Why I Grow My Own Food and Why You Should (and CAN), Too -- Start Simple and Expand Later -- The Secret to Gardening on a Budget-Starting Seeds Indoors -- Transplanting and Transitioning Indoor Seedlings to the Great Outdoors -- Placement of Your Garden and How to Prep It for Planting -- Watering-The Key to a Productive Garden -- Planting Vegetable Seedlings in the Garden -- Garden Challenges: Pest and Disease Control, Extreme Weather -- Harvesting Organic Vegetables Like A Pro -- Revel in the Rewards: The Garden Gives Back.
Summary:
If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide-an "if I can do it, you can do it" case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started. Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle. In 2012, a California mom decided to start an organic vegetable garden. But she went about it in an unusual way: she crowdsourced it by launching a YouTube channel under the name "CaliKim" and asking for help. And then she started planting. As questions came up, she turned to her viewers and subscribers and they replied with answers and advice. As she learned, her garden grew successfully-even in the hot, harsh California climate. Her expertise also grew, and now she answers many more questions than she asks and has become a very accomplished home gardener. And CaliKim has a great story to tell: growing healthy organic vegetables for your family is not difficult, even for today's time-challenged lifestyles. She provides complete step-by-step information on growing the most popular edibles organically, and also gives sound advice on how to take on the challenges of balancing a hectic lifestyle with successful growing-and how to involve the whole family in the process. You'll be rewarded for your effort every time you place a plate of natural, organic vegetables on the family dinner table knowing exactly what they are, what is in them, and where they came from. --
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Organic Gardening for Everyone is a been-there-done-that guide that shows how anyone with an interest in growing healthy vegetables, but without gardening experience, can take the leap and become a family gardener, just like author and Youtube star CaliKim did. She provides complete step by step information on growing the most popular edibles organically, and also gives sound advice on how to take on the challenges of balancing a hectic lifestyle with successful growingand how to involve the whole family in the process. It is an uplifting and inspiring story packed with practical advice.


Author Notes

CaliKim is an organic gardener, and helps gardeners all over the world learn how to grow their own food in a quick, simple, and inexpensive way through her YouTube channel, CaliKim Garden & Home, where she has over 175,000 subscribers and over 23 million views. Join CaliKim and her husband, Jerry, also known as CameraGuy, in their Southern California urban organic garden. They share garden how to's, tips, and healthy garden-to-table recipes. CaliKim loves to try new things in the garden, so there are always surprises along the way. She is a brand spokesperson for Smart Pots, frequent lecturer, and operates an online store through her website where she sells proprietary, branded garden products produced in joint ventures with major garden suppliers. She has written several self-published eBooks.


Table of Contents

Introduction Turning Your Dream to Reality-No Experience Requiredp. 8
1 Why I Grow My Own Food and Why You Should (and Can) Toop. 10
2 Start Simple and Expand Laterp. 18
3 The Secret to Gardening on a Budget-Starting Seeds Indoorsp. 28
4 Transplanting and Transitioning Indoor Seedlings to the Great Outdoorsp. 54
5 Placement of Your Garden and How to Prep It for Plantingp. 64
6 Watering-The Key to a Productive Gardenp. 78
7 Planting Vegetable Seedlings in the Gardenp. 90
8 Garden Challenges-Pest and Disease Control, Extreme Weatherp. 116
9 Harvesting Organic Vegetables Like a Prop. 126
10 Revel in the Rewards-The Garden Gives Backp. 144
Appendix 1 CaliKim's Quick Look-Warm-Weather Veggiesp. 149
Appendix 2 CaliKim's Quick Look-Cool-Weather Veggiesp. 151
Glossary Basic Gardening Terms Explainedp. 152
Resourcesp. 154
About the Authorp. 156
Indexp. 157