Good Earth Gardening


– A friendly guide to growing vegetables organically
by Tim Foster

Good Earth Gardening was first published in 2013. This is the first revision and expansion. And about time too.

The vegetables most commonly grown outside in the UK are described in detail and are arranged for quick reference. They are followed by less well known and perennial vegetables for those requiring even more excitement.
The second half of the book focuses on organic gardening techniques particularly to improve and maintain soil health. There are chapters on composting, rotations, seed sowing, green manures, growing in containers and the inevitable (but handy) pest and disease control.
It is rounded off with a look at ways that we can improve our growing in relation to the environment and our connection with the natural world. The book is liberally peppered with drawings to illustrate / distract from the text and everything is treated in a seriously light hearted fashion.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned campaigner, Good Earth Gardening should be just the ticket.

Tim Foster studied horticulture at Nottingham University and is a qualified teacher. He has worked in areas of gardening ever since graduating, from nurseries and garden centres to market gardening and landscaping. He currently teaches organic gardening and RHS courses at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and is the author of Fruit for Life – A Friendly Guide to Growing Fruit Organically’



Good Earth Gardening
– A friendly guide to growing vegetables organically and organic gardening
by Tim Foster

Key information on vegetables: beans (broad, French and runner), beetroot, purple sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, calabrese,  carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard and leaf beats, corn salad/ lamb’s lettuce, courgettes, cucumbers, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes (early and main crop), radish, rocket, spinach, winter squash and pumpkins, swedes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, herbs (basil, coriander and parsley).
Less common vegetables
 Perennial vegetables
Growing vegetables organically:
Soil, soil fertility, step-by-step guide to rotations, basic tools, what to do first on a new plot, sowing seeds, composting, no-dig growing, organic growing systems, seeds and where to find them, pests, diseases and preventions, slugs and snails, growing in containers, sowing and planting calendar, cloches
Other related matters –  discussions on fertility, containers, watering, allelopathy, the hungry gap, green manure is, mycorrhizal fungi, sustainability.

Also by Tim Foster: Fruit for Lifea friendly guide to growing fruit organically

For more information on organic gardening and heritage seed saving visit Garden Organic

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Weight 450 g


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