The Backyard Gardener by Kelly Orzel


The Backyard Gardener

Grow delicious—and gorgeous—vegetables, herb and flowers in your backyard with this comprehensive guide. The Backyard Gardener is every organic gardener’s must have, brimming with mouthwatering photographs, helpful planting suggestions and tried-and-true techniques.

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If you’d like to buy a signed copy and support a local Maine business in the process, you can find signed copies of The Backyard Gardener at Sherman’s in Portland, Freeport, Falmouth, Bar Harbor, and more locations. Click below to get more information.

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What You’ll Learn

•  Why No-Dig is a garden philosophy to live by
•  How to become a seed starting guru
•  Why everyone should grow comfrey
•  Plant spotlights on how to grow, maintain and harvest vegetables
•  Crop rotation, sheet mulching and other organic garden strategies
•  Everything you always wanted to know about season extension
•  Over 10 ways to trellis tomatoes
•  And so much more!

Kelly Orzel

About The Author

I’m Kelly, a small-scale, organic herb farmer, author and speaker growing in coastal Maine. I believe I was born in the wrong era, am deathly afraid of snakes (ironic, I know) and garden stalking is completely reasonable behavior in my opinion.
An enthusiastic gardener, I want to share with you detailed, cutting-edge growing techniques, tricks and tips so your gardens will be brilliant and your neighbors will be jealous!

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