A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Gardening
A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Gardening

A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Gardening

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Gardening


It was in the 1980s that the word sustainability in regard to an environment began to be associated with nature, environment, agriculture, and thus gardening.
Horticulturalists believing in sustainable agriculture decided that it was easier for humans to use natural resources in a way to get better yields. They have been doing this for millenniums. However, this drain on the natural resources was going to cause the depreciation of such resources one time or the other because mother nature cannot keep nourishing and replenishing her without getting back something of what she gave.

And this gave rise to the concept of sustainable gardening.

Harvesting things you have grown your own self from your garden is such a positive feeling of achievement.

The idea was that use what you can, from nature’s bounty, and then give back to her, what you can so that you and she work in tandem in a symbiotic relationship.
So all of us home gardeners can use sustainable gardening tips to make beautiful gardens with eco friendly designs, use of biodegradable materials, use of organic fertilizer and using native plants to sustain the environment and make a sustainable garden.


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Important Points of Sustainable Management
  • Principles of Sustainable Gardening
  • Some General Talk on Natural Ecosystems and Sustainable Forestry
  • Water Harvesting
  • Making Holding Pools
  • Concrete Pools
  • How to Make Your Own Pond
  • Prefabricated Pools.
  • Miscellaneous Containers
  • Making Natural Compost
  • My Best Friends – Earthworms
  • Using Barnyard Produce for Making Compost
  • Enriching The Soil with Natural Nutrients
  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Seaweed water fertilizer
  • More Natural Herbicides
  • Saving Seeds from Last Year’s Crop
  • Maintaining your garden
  • Beneficial Insects for Pest Control
  • Essential Tools for Your Sustainable Garden
  • Sustainable Gardening in Limited Spaces
  • Know about pollinators
  • Appendix
  • Desertification control and rangeland management
  • Leaf Compost
  • Music of the hills by Saki
  • Author Bio

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