Smart Gardening is all you need for gardening success! You'll soon find that this clear and encouraging book will become your ultimate one-stop reference to growing your own food. Written for the southern hemisphere, it is designed for anyone who wants to harvest their own fruit and vegetables and generally live a more sustainable life. Whether your home is in the hot tropics or the cool mountains, you'll find everything you need to know to start gardening for the future: reducing your global footprint while also saving money. The handy monthly reference guide takes the guesswork out of when to plant and when to harvest, ensuring that you receive a constant supply of fresh organic produce from your garden, no matter what its size. In addition, Smart Gardening includes tips for preparing your soil, how to prune what when, water-conscious gardening and companion planting, effective yet environmentally friendly pest control, and much more. It's all about getting your garden to work for you!