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Comprehensive Gardener's Guide,
This review is from: The Garden Primer: Second Edition (Paperback)
Barbara Damrosch is a self-confirmed 'old-fashioned dirt gardener.' And, she's does organic gardening to boot. This book is a comprehensive, easily understood guide to all aspects of gardening; it even includes a chapter on houseplants.
I like that Damrosch prefers hand tools over power tools. And, that she uses her hands to pull weeds at times.
The chapter on "what plants need," was terrific--covers the basics and gave me a firm understanding of what plants require to thrive.
The book contains all you need to grow annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs and vines.
from the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet