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The Big Book of Gardening Secrets

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Scores of professional secrets for growing better vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers!

Extend your growing season and increase yields with this thorough guide to every aspect of backyard gardening!

Learn how to:

-- Grow more and better-tasting herbs and vegetables

-- Grow annuals, perennials, bulbs, even roses, in any climate

-- Landscape with shrubs, vines, and trees

-- Make compost and amend soil

-- ...

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Overview


Scores of professional secrets for growing better vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers!

Extend your growing season and increase yields with this thorough guide to every aspect of backyard gardening!

Learn how to:

-- Grow more and better-tasting herbs and vegetables

-- Grow annuals, perennials, bulbs, even roses, in any climate

-- Landscape with shrubs, vines, and trees

-- Make compost and amend soil

-- Create indoor and outdoor container gardens

-- Cultivate bountiful berry patches and fruit orchards

You'll also find low-maintenance shortcuts and money saving solutions to dozens of common gardening problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170000
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/2/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

A former horticulturalist for White Flower Farm, Charles W.G. Smith has also been an instructor of vocational agriculture. He has written about gardening and environmental issues for more than a decade. He is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, The Weather-Resilient Garden, and Raptor!

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Table of Contents


A World of Secrets to Discover

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Amending Soil and Starting Right

Chapter 2: Making Compost: Gardener's Gold

Chapter 3: New Plants from Old

Chapter 4: Cool-Season Vegetables

Chapter 5: Warm-Season Vegetables

Chapter 6: Longer Seasons and Higher Yields

Chapter 7: At Home with Herbs

Chapter 8: The Bountiful Berry Patch

Chapter 9: Easy and Beautiful Annuals and Biennials

Chapter 10: Versatile Perennials

Chapter 11: Easy-Care Roses for Every Garden

Chapter 12: Growing the Best Shrubs and Trees

Chapter 13: Gardens for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

USDA Zone Map

Photo Credits

Index

Reading ListA World of Secrets to Discover

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Amending Soil and Starting Right

Chapter 2: Making Compost: Gardener's Gold

Chapter 3: New Plants from Old

Chapter 4: Cool-Season Vegetables

Chapter 5: Warm-Season Vegetables

Chapter 6: Longer Seasons and Higher Yields

Chapter 7: At Home with Herbs

Chapter 8: The Bountiful Berry Patch

Chapter 9: Easy and Beautiful Annuals and Biennials

Chapter 10: Versatile Perennials

Chapter 11: Easy-Care Roses for Every Garden

Chapter 12: Growing the Best Shrubs and Trees

Chapter 13: Gardens for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

USDA Zone Map

Photo Credits

Index

Reading List

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