55 Reviewers pretty much say it all, but I just had to add to the applause. I have used this book as a reference for over 20 years, and have used Mel's methods in the sands of Florida, the gumbo of Texas, and now the 'barely there' soil of Northern Virginia. And what have I gotten... production and ease!
Based in part on the French Intensive method of gardening, you pretty much can avoid the inherent soil problems of where you live and grow veggies and flowers with little weeding and grunting.
Ideas in this book include:
How to prepare the soil (fertilizers, conditioners) How to put together raised beds and other support structures if you want them
A guide for popular vegetables -- how and when to plant them, including how to start seeds -- the what-fors of watering -- common pest and disease problems
In my opinion this easy to read book is a gardening staple good for all levels of experience.
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Pam Tee (Pam_Tee)
Nov 24, 2008
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