The Big Book of Gardening Secrets Reviews

July 20, 2012 by  
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Scores of professional secrets for growing better vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers! Extend your growing season and increase yields with this thorough guide to every aspect of backyard gardening! Learn how to: — Grow more and better-tasting herbs and vegetables — Grow annuals, perennials, bulbs, even roses, in any climate — Landscape with shrubs, vines, and trees — Make compost and amend soil — Create indoor and outdoor container gardens — Cultivate bountiful berry patches and fruit orchards You’ll also find low-maintenance shortcuts and money saving solutions to dozens of common gardening problems.

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  1. Allan M. Gathercoal "fdoamerica" says:
    10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best Gardening Books Out, March 13, 2000
    By 
    Allan M. Gathercoal “fdoamerica” (Norcross, GA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    A wonderful book full of solid gardening secrets that everyone who has a desire to grow anything can benefit from. Written in down to earth layman’s language The Big Book of Gardening has something for everyone: warm-season, cold-season, vegetable gardens, flower gardens, herb gardens.

    In our spinning world today drops much that was good and proven behind in order to grasp the ever frenzied world of commerce and technology. Yet, many today desire to regain what was left behind, once such touchstone is nature. The natural world holds out secrets to those with eyes to see. The unfolding of a seed in to a plant that declares with flowers its eternal triumph over death is one such enlightenment.

    If you are going to get one garden book this year get The Big Book of Gardening Secrets by Charles W.G. Smith; you will be wonderful pleased at the new insights that Smith give you and your garden will sing your praises in higher yields of both herbs, flowers and vegetables. Highly recommended.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Gardening secrets? Yeah, right., June 2, 2003
    By A Customer

    This book contains very little in the form of gardening secrets. It does tell you all about various plants, what their characteristics are, and gives guidelines with regards to zoning and such, but I’ve yet to find an answer to a gardening question or dilemma when consulting this book. For example, here’s an excerpt from a supposed “troubleshooting” table for vegetable problems: “Peppers — problem: sunscald of fruit. cause: inadequate shading of fruit by leaves, often noticed after defoliation of plant during hot, dry weather.” Great, so where’s the troubleshooting? What should I do to prevent this? What’s the practical solution? Where’s the ‘secret’?

    Overall, very unimpressed with this informational book. It’s fine if you want to learn about various plants, but not very practical for the gardener trying to yield a successful harvest.

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