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Gardening for Maximum Nutrition
Rock Dusts & Sea Solids
Liquid Fertilizer and plant boosters
Planning the garden - succession planting
Where to ask questions
* Gardening for Maximum Nutrition - Most produce, from store or garden, organic or not, is not as high in nutrition as it could be. Kris outlines the steps to boost the nutrition in your garden produce.
I'm sure there is lots of other good info about organic gardening on the Internet, but doing a quick Google search on 'Organic Gardening' yielded a lot of very commercial sites, mostly very disappointing. Unfortunately this is the direction that 'Organic' is taking, hence the search for new descriptions - beyond organic, eco- farming, sustainable ag, authentic food. For more in depth information about this topic check out Eco-Ag Resources above.
- a blog by Michael Astera on the need for quality in our foods and
remineralization in our soils.
* The Invisible Gardener - Andy Lopez - "Alternatives to Chemicals for the Natural Home, Organic Gardener, Organic Farmer and Organic Professional" You have to join to get info from this site, but Andy will answer your questions if you do. Andy's new website
Garden Gate Into the Garden and Beyond...
Doctor , especially http://www.dirtdoctor.com/faq.php?letter=A
This site from Tasmania (Yes, that's
southern hemisphere!) is quite good:
* Basic Information from OrganicGardening.com, has some good simple information, although the site is pretty commercial and I don't always agree with their recommendations. Journey to Forever gives an international flavor to organic gardening recommendations. There is some fascinating information there.
Other sources of basic information:
The Rodale Institute
* The Dirt Gardener's Gardening Journal - Includes a section on gardening by phases of the moon.
* Bio-Control Network - Bio-Rational Solutions for an Ever Shrinking Planet. www.biconet.com
Getting your questions answered:
Other reference books that can be helpful.
So, in addition, I joined the Organic
Gardening mailing list. There have been some experts on this list who have
faithfully answered all kinds of questions.
* And for those of you in Northwest Ohio there
* Organic Gardening
Discussion Forum at Dave's Garden may
be helpful, but there is a subscription fee for full access:
* The Invisible Gardener http://www.invisiblegardener.com/
* GardenWeb, The
Internet’s Garden Community
* Freedom Gardens - a social network for urban gardeners.
Cornell Composting Web site -
Composting 101 www.planetnatural.com/composting-101
How to make compost at home www.homeadvisor.com/r/how-to-make-compost-at-home/
Worm Composting Guides http://www.wormcompostingtips.com/ http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Worm-Compost-System
WormWoman.com - Mary Appelhof's Site for Worm Composting Resources
Worm Digest blog - Worms Deepening Our Connection to Food and Soil
The Humanure Handbook - A Guide to Composting Human Manure
Humanure Headquarters: http://www.humanurehandbook.com/
Rock Dusts & Sea
to Improve Topsoil from ChampionTrees.org
Rock Dusts for Human Nutrition by Harvey Lisle -
no longer available, but here is his book on the topic:
More info at Gardening For Maximum Nutrition - Fertilizer Sources
* Pest Control
Weeds and what they tell about your soil.
Weed Libary by YardCare.com
American Fruit Explorers
Recommended source of potted fruit trees
The Apple Grower by Michael Phillips* To explore further where sustainable agriculture is going check out these resources:
* Four Season Farm,
the home page of Elliot Coleman, of Four Season Harvest fame.
* Don't Panic, Eat Organic
Journey To Forever is
a fascinating Web site.
Tree Amnesty has good information about pruning, especially what not to do. 5 REASONS TO STOP TOPPING TREES
DON'T TURN YOUR VALUABLE COMMUNITY ASSETS INTO LEGAL, AESTHETIC AND ECONOMIC LIABILITIES!