Not everyone is truly green but now there is a book that shows you how to cultivate a 'greener' garden that is kind to the environment and saves you money. In Organic Gardening for the Home Garden, leading horticulturist Allen Gilbert (a specialist in organic gardening and farming) shares the secrets of working with the natural elements in the garden, rather than using chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Why not control insects by attracting more birds to your garden: Old newspapers can be recycled and used as mulches and weed control mats, and most household waste is ideal for composting. Worms are the most natural way to mix organic matter and increase air circulation in the soil. They can flourish in your garden if you follow a few simple guidelines as described in this book. Even the smallest patio or balcony can be used to grow fruit, flowers and vegetables organically. In Organic Gardening for the Home Garden, Allen Gilbert suggests fruit and vegetable crops best suited to small areas, and outlines the most effective growing conditions. He also gives advice on tree planting and pruning, companion planting with herbs, and propagation.
There are also delightful ideas for children to create their own gardens.