Feb
04

How to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Pest-Free—and Pesticide-Free

Whether you’re doing it for yourself, for the security of your children, or to keep your silly brilliant retriever from eating dangerous slug-executioner, it’s possible to radically reduce the number of pests in your garden without resorting to hosing your yard down with a soup of harsh chemicals and toxins.

We here at Chelsea Green love to garden, as do many of our authors. We’re always looking for ways to keep pests, and pesticides, out of our garden and learn new techniques and tips to improve our yield, improve the nutrition of our food, and the health of our soils.

(C) Better Homes and Gardens

(C) Better Homes and Gardens

It’s a good thing we have a plethora of books to help us along—one for every job. Indoor, urban gardening? Think Fresh Food from Small Spaces.

Year-round gardening? Look no further than Perennial Vegetables, The Four-Season Harvest, and Winter Harvest Handbook.

And don’t even get us started on permaculture:

  • Gaia’s Garden
  • The New Organic Grower
  • Permaculture
  • The Resilient Farm and Homestead
  • and on, and on….

The right tool for the right job. You get the idea.

For pest management, here’s a helpful organic how-to guide from Getting Started in Permaculture.

The following is an excerpt from Getting Started in Permaculture by Ross and Jenny Mars. It has been adapted for the web.

Read more: http://www.chelseagreen.com/blogs/how-to-keep-your-vegetable-garden-pest-freeand-pesticide-free/

 

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