The Mulch Book

The Mulch Book

Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

Organic Second Edition

$35.00
ISBN
9781877069949
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By Don Burke
Format Hardback
Book Size 202 x 252 x 33 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Oct 2011
Subject Classification Gardening / Specialized gardening methods / Organic gardening

This greatly expanded and updated second edition of Organic is even more useful for home food growers and is in response to the overwhelming support received for the first edition.

Organic covers all that you need to know to start and cultivate your own vegetable garden including composting, pests and diseases, growing conditions, chickens, harvesting and scrumptious recipes. Why not start a grocery store in your own backyard? Find out the benefits of growing your own veggies, including cost-cutting, family fun, fresh produce and greater variety of species unavailable in stores. From terrace pots to acreage, grab your gardening gloves and seedlings, and your family will enjoy building the garden, no matter the size of your plot. Take advice from a city and a country-based family as they describe the highlights and tips from their growing experience. A practical guide with step-by-step instructions, case studies and photos to assist in growing your own successful organic vegetable garden!

Don Burke

Don Burke is a lifelong gardener and budgerigar breeder. He began breeding budgies in the 1950s mentored by the pioneering greats of the budgie world. He was fascinated by genetics in high school which culminated in him winning a high school science competition for his work on budgerigar genetics, taking his budgie-breeding prowess to the next level. He graduated as a tree surgeon and horticulturist from TAFE where he was President of the Students’ Association and went on to be NSW President of the Australian Institute of Horticulture. He was also a board member of the University of NSW Science Advisory Committee. Don became a very popular Australian television and radio personality and author of over 10 books on gardening including best sellers ‘The Lazy Gardener’ and ‘Organic’. He is best known as the creator and host of the extremely successful Logie-award winning TV show ‘Burke's Backyard’, which began in 1987 and ran for 17 years on Channel 9. He also produced TV series ‘Backyard Blitz’ another highly successful program that launched the careers of other well-known personalities. Don was a former board member of Landcare Australia and was a member of the founding groups for Greening Australia & Year of the Tree. He instigated the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (NRA) -now known as Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)– and was on the board for 3 years. He also lobbied for and achieved NSW legislation banning environmental weeds. In 2010 he received the Medal of Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of services to conservation and the environment through advisory roles, to the horticultural industry, and to the media. Throughout it all, Don has always bred budgerigars, maintaining his aviaries and meticulously logging all his pairings, colour creations and dedicating himself to ensure the functional form and health of his birds. In 2015 Don & Bob Pitt set up the Australian Heritage Budgerigar Association. Don also writes articles on heredity and genetics for University of Sydney Veterinary Science Faculty scientific publication, C&T research journal. Don’s latest book, ‘Budgerigars, The Colour Revolution’, is the culmination of a life’s work and is an invaluable reference for fellow breeders wanting to expand their skills or beginners wanting to make a start.