Garden Organic fact sheets

The Garden Organic fact sheets provide fully-researched and relevant information on many aspects of growing organically – from weed control to composting, fruit management to wildlife gardening. There are more than 120 sheets, and they include a variety of individual subjects such as no-dig gardening, companion planting, crop rotation - as well as mulches, moles and nettles. See the full list below.

They are available free to members click here to access. Why not become a Garden Organic member? You will not only have access to all the fact sheets, but also our bespoke advisory service, the quarterly magazine and free entrance to our show gardens. You will also be supporting our work as the country’s leading organic growing organisation. To join, click here, or phone 02476 308 210. Membership can cost as little as £2.75 a month.

  • Allium leaf miner
  • American gooseberry mildew
  • Ants
  • Aphids
  • Apple and Pear Scab
  • Apple powdery mildew
  • Apple tree pest & disease management
  • Attracting beneficial insects
  • Banishing gaps and gluts in the vegetable garden
  • Bitter pit
  • Blackcurrant pests and diseases
  • Bracken - a health risk?
  • Brown rot
  • Building a compost box
  • Bumblebee Nest Boxes
  • Buying a compost bin
  • Buying a shredder
  • Cabbage whitefly
  • Carrot fly
  • Charcoal for the sustainable barbeque
  • Chemical-free plot clearing
  • Chocolate spot and other leaf spots on broad beans
  • Clopyralids
  • Clubroot
  • Codling moth
  • Comfrey rust
  • Companion or mixed planting
  • Composting without a garden
  • Composts and manures in the organic garden
  • Conifer hedge browning
  • Controlling ragwort
  • Courses and training for a career in organic horticulture
  • Creating a wildflower meadow
  • Creating living willow structures
  • Crop rotation
  • Cutworm
  • Dealing with tree stumps
  • Earwigs
  • Edible aquatic plants
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
  • Exotic garden mushrooms
  • Flea beetle
  • Flowers for the wildlife garden
  • Frost and the gardener
  • Fruit tree and bush suppliers
  • Glasshouse Red Spider Mite
  • Gooseberry sawfly
  • Green manures
  • Greenhouse whitefly
  • Growing cereals at home
  • Growing from seed
  • Growing potatoes
  • Growing potatoes in containers
  • Hanging basket liners
  • Honey fungus
  • Horsetail
  • How to make compost
  • How to use the advisory service
  • Know your soil
  • Lacewings
  • Ladybirds
  • Lead and the gardener
  • Leatherjackets
  • Leek moth
  • Leek rust
  • Living sedum roofs
  • Make your own leafmould
  • Managing your soil
  • Mealy cabbage aphid
  • Moles
  • Mulches: weed prevention and control
  • Nettles
  • New Zealand flatworm
  • No-dig gardening
  • Onion downy mildew
  • Onion neck rot
  • Onion white rot
  • Organic grape cultivation, diseases and disorders
  • Organic pest and disease control
  • Pea and bean weevil
  • Pear midge and leaf blister mite
  • Pear tree pest and disease management
  • Photo guide - growing potatoes in a barrel
  • Planting fruit trees & bushes
  • Plum pest and disease management
  • Pollen beetle
  • Polytunnels
  • Potato blackleg
  • Potato blight
  • Potato pests and diseases
  • Potting composts: making your own
  • Powdery mildew
  • Raspberry beetle
  • Raspberry pest and disease management
  • Rats and the gardener
  • Resistant fruit varieties
  • Resistant varieties
  • Rootstocks for tree fruit
  • Rose blackspot
  • Rose powdery mildew
  • Scale insects
  • Sciarid Fly
  • Setting up a pond
  • Shrubs and climbers for the wildlife garden
  • Slugs
  • Soil analysis services
  • Spraing
  • Sterilising soil
  • Storing the harvest
  • The Garden Organic Bee Border
  • The reed bed sewage system at Garden Organic Ryton
  • Tomato blight
  • Trees for a wildlife garden
  • Troubleshooting in the garden pond
  • Unusual root vegetables
  • Using fresh seaweed
  • Using wood in the garden
  • Vine Weevil
  • Water in the organic garden
  • What can I do with woody waste?
  • Wireworm
  • Woodlice
  • Woolly Aphid
  • Worm composting