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