Picks and Pans Review: The New Organic Grower

UPDATED 06/04/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 06/04/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Eliot Coleman

For years organic farmers like Eliot Coleman have practiced natural farming, using biological interactions to accomplish the same results as chemicals and pesticides. Coleman, who is currently farm manager and project director of the Mountain School of Milton Academy in Vermont, observes that healthy plants will resist pests. All of his ideas in this innovative guide are applicable to the home garden. He explains how to test soil, to seed, and how to rotate plants to control weeds, diseases and insects. He urges planting "green manures" (sweet clover, alfalfa, lupins) alongside vegetables to enrich soil. Finally, Coleman elevates growing to an art, one whose rewards far surpass the bountiful broccoli crop at the end of the season. (Chelsea Green, paper, $19.95)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters