Eating organic food is a great step towards a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many organic fruits and vegetables are a bit more costly. To combat the increased cost, and to ensure that the food you are eating is 100% organic, you may want to start your own organic garden.
Being an organic farmer doesn't require a huge amount of space. Even living in an apartment with a small patio or porch you can accomplish container and small space gardening. To get started with organic gardening here are some suggestions.
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Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
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Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
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The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
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The Encyclopedia of Country Living
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The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden and Yard Healthy Without Chemicals
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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
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You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening
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