Planting the Seed: A Guide to Gardening

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Millbrook Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Constancy, Change, and Measurement; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; Science as Inquiry; Life Science; and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association. In this informative how-to-guide, readers will learn the secrets behind gardening, and discover firsthand what goes into designing, planting, caring for, and harvesting an organic garden. With a little time, knowledge, and hard work, readers can watch their gardens, and the fun they have working in them, bloom and grow.
 

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Contents

4 Introduction
4
The Big Picture
6
Getting Going
20
Into the Ground
28
How Does Your Garden Grow?
32
Harvesttime
40
Special Gardens
50
MailOrder Seeds and Supplies
56
Web Help
57
Book Help
58
Gardening Terms
60
Gardens to Visit
61
Index
62
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Winckler is a freelance writer living in Mesa, Arizona. From 1992 to 2002, she worked for the Nature Conservancy's Nebraska Chapter, where she was involved in raising funds for prairie conservation and restoration projects.

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