New to gardening? New to organic gardening?
Unsure how to get started?
Robin Mittenthal, an Eagle Heights gardener and former organic farmer, has written a manual for new organic gardeners called "From the ground up," which provides descriptions of many basic garden tasks, explains where to get seeds and plants, discusses how to grow popular vegetables, and helps you identify and deal with common weeds and pests.
The guide is available free for you to download by clicking here: Free Garden Manual
Be aware that the guide is a fairly big file (18 megabytes) and fairly long (108 pages) -- you may just want to print out parts of it, such as the "quick reference guide to vegetable planting," pages 61-66, or "the absolute minimum amount you need to know, " pages 6-7.
If you are interested, the guide is also available as a document in Microsoft Publisher format. If you have Publisher on your computer, you can edit this file and change the manual as much as you like (but the file is big -- 170 megabytes). Send an e-mail to Robin Mittenthal at his address listed below to dicuss getting this file.
Robin can also send you a print copy of the file with a spiral binding -- send your address and a check for $13 made out to "Robin Mittenthal" to the following address: