A range of practical tasks and techniques can help to make edible gardening easier than it might seem. Knowing how and when to use the right tool efficiently can make a big difference. Utilizing a range of natural processes – such as decomposition and germination – and working with the natural cycles and processes going on in our gardens can save on time and money. Problems can occur along the way and it’s useful to have the resources to respond appropriately and sustainably when they do. Practical gardening combines information on a range of natural resources and processes from beneficial birds and insects to making natural feeds, sowing seeds, keeping productive livestock and tending to plants and soil.