The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook for everyone who wants to grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers in their own backyard. With beautiful photographs, planting suggestions, and tried-and-true techniques, Kelly Orzel will cover everything you need to know about:

Raising the healthiest vegetables
Controlling pests with homemade remedies
Starting and saving seeds
Maximizing the space in your garden
Making the best compost
Enhancing your vegetable garden with flowers and herbs
And so much more!

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Latest Blog Posts

  • seed.KellyOrzel

To Seed or Not to Seed?

Propagation is one of my favorite garden tasks. It’s just a big word to describe a couple simple techniques for starting new plants.There’s seed (which I’m sure everyone is familiar with), cuttings (think of it as cloning, but all you need […]

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Herbs 101 : Basil

There is nothing like going into the garden and picking some herbs to freshen your home, or your food! Every Tuesday I am going to share some of my favorite herbs – why I love […]