Practical Science for Gardeners
Informative and entertaining, this book will stimulate experimentation and encourage gardeners to review and improve their current gardening practices. Once gardeners learn how plants are constructed, it is easier to envision how they'll grow and flourish. An understanding of the structure behind good, healthy soil gives clues as to how to improve one's own garden tilth. This practical guide helps readers identify what plants need to survive and how these fundamental scientific facts are at the heart of good plant care. A chapter on seeds and germination will encourage gardeners at any level to try their hand at propagation, while discussion of soil, pests, and diseases adds to the skills of all gardeners. The final sections of the book take a closer look at biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, and nomenclature. For the enthusiastic beginner or the master gardener, Practical Science for Gardeners unravels the mysterious inner life of plants.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - klburnside - LibraryThing
This was a nice review of a lot of basic biology concepts I had forgotten from grade school and high school science class. It was nice to learn about soil science, plant structure, and environmental ... Read full review
Practical science for gardenersUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
As its title suggests, this book is intended for a popular audience--for gardeners who may not know anything about science. Such readers will, however, be disappointed: this work by U.K. biologist and ... Read full review