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Organic gardening books are a great resource for all gardeners to learn new techniques, and develop their skills. Even though the internet has given rise to a new wave of information that seems to be unlimited, finding out facts that can be applied in the real world in your garden can sometimes be hard to do. The internet becomes filled with hearsay, & old wives' tales, sprinkled in between a few facts, and the reader has to try to decipher what is real and what is pure BS.


That's why there is still a huge demand for quality books pertaining to organic gardening. With an actual book in real life, you can get the information you want without having to wade through all of the nonsense that the internet brings. Both the internet and books are great resources for natural farmers, but books offer a narrowed view of specific topics that can get straight ot the point.


Learn how to remineralize and balance soil


Soil building Books can be used to learn the proper way to balance soils nutrients organic matter, adjust ph, ec, etc... Building soil is a very in depth subject that can takes many years to learn. Whether you are learning to build potting soils, or trying to create a healthy living soil in your garden or farm, soil building books like Hands on Agronomy are good to have on hand to help guide you through the process of remineralizing and balancing your soil.


Learn how to properly compost your garden and food scraps


We all know that composting isn't to terribly hard, but to learn how to effectively compost, picking up a few composting books can help take your composting skills from kindergarten to college much faster. It's not just the balance of carbon versus nitrogen that makes your compost pile churn at a speedy rate, the air temperature, and internal temps of the pile all play a role in how the compost pile will perform. A quick flip through a compost building book can help you create rich, earthy smelling, compost out of what was once just waste.


Learn to keep pests and mold at bay


Growing plants is only part of the equation when you are an organic farmer. Keeping those crops pest and mold free is just as important as soil balancing. IPM books can help teach you different techniques of keeping your plants pest free, and ensure you have successful harvests. Integrated pest management books can help you learn how to properly use beneficial insects, companion plant, and create your own spray products that can safely be used in all organic gardens. Coupling these IPM techniques with a balanced health soil full of organic matter, will help most any gardener increase productivity of their gardens.


Vermicomposting books can help teach you how to use worms to compost


Vermicomposting is a natural way of using worms to compost food scraps and garden scraps, and turn them into nutritious worm castings. Worm castings is just a word to nicely say worm poop. Learning to vermicompost can be a daunting task for most. There ar kits that you can buy, but if you do your research, and read a few vermicomposting books, you can learn to make your own worm farm from scratch. Proper environmental and feeding conditions are necessary to keep your worms alive and healthy, and reproducing future generations of worms for your farm. Picking up a vermicomposting book form Redbud soil can get you on the right track with creating your very own worm farm.


Permaculture Design Books Can help teach you how to work with mother nature

Permaculture design can be taught through course that are given throughout the US. However if you are not trying to get a certificate, reading permaculture books can teach you the same principles that you can apply in your very own gardens. There are specifics parameters to permacutlure gardening that are easily taught via books. Most organic gardeners can gain insight in how to be a better steward of our lands through reading permaculture books.


In the age of information, organic gardening books are just as relevant as they ever have been. The best part of having a book on hand, is that you have a resource that doesn't need internet, or electricity to be of benefit to you and your garden. This goes right along with the self-reliant streak that most farmers have.


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