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Introduction the NC Extension Gardener Handbook ONLINE

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NC Extension Gardener Handbook Online

The Extension Gardener Handbook is a fundamental reference for any seasoned gardener, but it is written so clearly, it also appeals to beginners just getting their hands dirty. It explains the “why and how” basics for every gardening subject from soils and composting to vegetable gardening and wildlife management. Advice on garden design, preparation, and maintenance covers all types of plantings including lawns, ornamentals, fruits, trees, and containers.

All of the content is available for free online.

Chapter Topic
1 Soils and Plant Nutrients
2 Composting
3 Botany
4 Insects
5 Diseases and Disorders
6 Weeds
7 Diagnostics
8 IPM
9 Lawns
10 Herbaceous Ornamentals
11 Woody Ornamentals
12 Native Plants
13 Propagation
14 Small Fruits
15 Tree Fruits and Nuts
16 Vegetable Gardening
17 Organic Gardening
18 Plants Grown in Containers
19 Landscape Design
20 Wildlife
21 Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening
Appendix A Garden Journaling
Appendix B Pesticides and Pesticide Safety
Appendix C Diagnostic Tables
Appendix D Garden Tools
Appendix E Season Extenders and Greenhouses
Appendix F History of Landscape Design
Appendix G Permaculture Design
Appendix H Community Gardening Resources