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Organic Urban Farming, The Indian Way
A Comprehensive Guide to Organic Gardening for Urban Spaces in India
by Prabal Mallick
Type: full color printed book (8.5 x 5.5 inch) and e-book (pdf)
If you are a newbie urban gardener or an experienced one, this is one book you gotta have. This book deals with all aspects of setting up your own food garden, running and maintaining it year after year. An entire chapter in this book has been dedicated to designing your garden so that you learn about all the things you have to consider before starting your garden. This book covers all the methods and processes of creating and maintaining your garden including topics like garden bed preparation, potting soil preparation, soil management, organic soil conditioners and pest management. In the appendix section there is information on different vegetables and their requirements for container gardening, common pests and their management using simple solutions from your kitchen. The methods are tailor made for urban area and lifestyle. All in all this is a very comprehensive book that will ensure your success in growing your own fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in the confines of your home year after year.
The Major Topics covered in the book are,
- Introduction to Urban Farming
- Philosophy of Organic Farming
- Garden Design
- Tools and Materials
- Garden Bed Preparation
- Container and Potting Mix preparation
- Choosing plants
- Seed sowing and transplanting
- Organic Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners
- Organic Pest Management
- Water Wind and Sunlight Management
- Composting Kitchen Waste
- Vermi Compost Preparation at Home
- Soil Management
- Crop Rotation and Companion Planting
- Common vegetables for Urban Gardening
- Common Pests and Diseases
- Pest and Disease Solutions from your Kitchen
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I just loved the book. It has all information needed in a very concise way, with needed facts and pictures. Easy techniques which can be applied easily. I am so happy to get this book. You don't have to read pages to get an understanding yet all needed information is at your disposal.
As a novice in gardening this book is helping me a lot in building a passion towards growing own flowers and vegetables. I have started by growing flowers and Tulsi in my balcony and it's giving a great pleasure when I see buds turning into flowers. Language of the book is also very simple to understand and content is also very detailed. At this price a must buy for any enthusiast...
I had bought a couple of books in the US on urban gardening earlier and had found them to be quite a rip off. As this book came at much lower cost and I had been following this very useful blog I decided to buy this book. Finally I got a book which has all the information I was looking for to start my home garden. My only problem however is that the book is an e-book. I would have actually loved to have a printed book.
It is really helpful book for those who want to start a terrace garden.I had been wanting to do so since long but was having a problem with the quality of vegetables .Now after going through your book I am sure to get a good yield .
the book is very good.Only thing many things covered in this book were already available on your blog which I had read earlier.But there was a lot much to know.For a complete beginner with no knowledge on organic gardening as I was a few months ago before reading your blog,this book is awesome.
Great book to pick up if you want to grow organic vegetables on your terrace.