Some organic proponents only say to stop using the chemicals. Howard Garrett, in the new and updated Organic Manual, explains in detail what to do instead. His “what to do” is the organic method. He recommends stopping the use of toxic chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, but goes on, in great detail, about the practical alternatives. This is one of the few gardening books effective for use coast to coast and border to border. The organic method has no geographic boundaries. The best kept secret of all (uncovered in the Organic Manual) is that the organic program is better in every way. Whether it’s growing beautiful landscaping or delicious healthy food crops, the Organic Manual explains bed preparation, planting, pest control and compost making. It also covers pet management and natural living advice.
Howard Garrett is a noted expert on natural organic growing, the author of fourteen books, a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and natural organic practitioner in Dallas, Texas. He promotes his natural organic program and methods on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Dirt Doctor”, on his natural organic website, www.dirtdoctor.com and through regional and national speaking engagements.