The Gardener's Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls

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Learn how to recognize, control, and work with more than 80 common weeds. Barbara Pleasant discusses a variety of simple and organic ways to prevent unwanted weeds from taking over your garden, including mulching, cutting, and growing smother crops. Not content to simply eradicate weeds, Pleasant encourages you to use weeds as a tool to understand your soil conditions and to offer ideas for new gardening techniques. Discover a new way to think about and manage those pesky, ubiquitous, and fascinating weeds.

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Identify and Control Weeds for a Super Garden!

Weeds are fascinating plants that tell us a great deal -- but only if we learn to listen. This easy-to-use reference from gardening expert Barbara Pleasant covers the pros and cons of the presence of weeds, recommends proven organic methods for controlling unwanted weeds, and presents an illustrated encyclopedia of dozens of the most common weeds.

The Gardener's Weed Book will show you:

-- How to control weeds organically: mulching, hand weeding, cutting and mowing, growing smother crops

-- How to identify weeds, with illustrations of seedlings and mature plants

-- What weeds reveal about soil conditions and gardening techniques

-- All about your weeds: origin and range, site, soil, and season, full description, and related plants

About the Author:

Barbara Pleasant has been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, including Homegrown Pantry, Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide (with Deborah L. Martin), The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Gardener’s Bug Book, The Gardener’s Weed Book, The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases, and Garden Stone. Her columns and articles appear regularly in Mother Earth Living magazine and at GrowVeg.com and on other informational websites. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, and fruits along with a few chickens, who all have names. 

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