Decoding Garden Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

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Timber Press, 2011 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Covering more than 100 universal gardening "dos and don'ts," Decoding Gardening Advice is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author of The Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science. Decoding Gardening Advice is the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and perennials to edibles, trees, and soil care.
 

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If you're a scientific-minded gardener who enjoys knowing not only if advice you hear is true or not, but also why, this is the reference for you! Decoding Gardening Advice explores all sorts of well ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Introduction
9
1 SOIL
12
2 WATER
54
3 PEST DISEASE AND WEED CONTROL
68
4 MULCH
86
5 ANNUALS PERENNIALS AND BULBS
102
6 TREES AND SHRUBS
134
7 VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
162
8 LAWN CARE
188
Conclusion
216
Helpful Conversions
217
Selected Bibliography
218
Index
219
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About the author (2011)

Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, where he researches plant production and teaches courses on nursery management and pesticide use. He earned his doctorate in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Meleah Maynard is a journalist, editor, and master gardener. Her work appears regularly in magazines, including The History Channel Magazine, Gardening How-To, Northern Gardener, and Midwest Home.

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