The Gardener's Problem Solver: Expert Advice From The National Gardening Association

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The Gardener's Problem Solver tackles a wide range of gardening topics, from planting seedlings to how to kill slugs and other pests. Each of these 500 most-commonly asked questions is answered by a panel of experts from the National Gardening Association, and featured boxes provide additional information. For ease of reference, the questions are split among four main chapters-The Basics, Landscape Gardening, Flower Gardening, and Vegetable Gardening-and then further subdivided into subsections such as Climate ...

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Overview

The Gardener's Problem Solver tackles a wide range of gardening topics, from planting seedlings to how to kill slugs and other pests. Each of these 500 most-commonly asked questions is answered by a panel of experts from the National Gardening Association, and featured boxes provide additional information. For ease of reference, the questions are split among four main chapters-The Basics, Landscape Gardening, Flower Gardening, and Vegetable Gardening-and then further subdivided into subsections such as Climate and Weather, Composting, Lawns and Ground Covers, Roses, Bulbs, Fruits, and Herbs. Find the answers to such questions like:

  • What are heirloom vegetables?
  • What kind of creatures should be found in the compost bin? And do they help the compost process?
  • What are the best vegetables to grow in containers?
  • How do I prune my roses? How do roses respond to light and heavy pruning?
Produced in partnership with the National Gardening Association, this book also contains climatic-zone maps showing rainfall and temperature worldwide, a detailed glossary, and an extensive index. This detailed and extensive problem-solving volume is an asset to any gardening home library.
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The more you know about gardening, the more satisfying even the most menial tasks become. Created under the authoritative auspices of the National Gardening Association, Reader's Digest's Gardener's Problem Solver provides helpful answers to 500 commonly asked green thumb questions. This 256-page hardcover is conveniently organized in four main chapters (The Basics; Landscape Gardening; Flower Gardening; Vegetable Gardening) and includes subsections on topics including, but distinctly not limited to, Climate & Weather, Composting, Lawns, Roses, Bulbs, Fruits, and Herbs. A resource that you will use and reuse for years.

Michelle Marozik

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594504986
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 81,263
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

For more than 35 years, the National Gardening Association (NGA), a nonprofit leader in plant-based education, has been working to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. They actively work to expand the base of knowledge in the fields of lawn and garden care, environmental impact, sustainability of home gardening practices, and plant-based education. NGA offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants. Their regional newsletter reaches a circulation of 130,000; edible landscaping reaches 276,000; kids garden news reaches 185,000; their facebook page has 11,000 friends; and garden.org receives 133,000 unique users/month, 839,000 page views/month, and 5,017 visitors/day.

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