- File Size: 1322 KB
- Print Length: 49 pages
- Publisher: Forget Me Not Publications; 2 edition (February 20, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BIZZLSM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Seed Starting-The First Step to Gardening (First Steps in Gardening Book 1) Kindle Edition
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*when to start seeds inside (I usually start them all at the same time)
*which seeds to just start outside and when (I thought you had to wait until after the last frost)
*what kind of "soil" to use and not use (I've tried using garden soil before)
*how to transplant the plants to larger containers (I usually just leave them in the original pot)
I'm excited to give the ideas presented in the book a try! This book is good for absolute beginners as well as those (like me) who've done some seed starting before with limited success.
I was provided a free copy of this book for my honest review. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.
Gary not only teaches and writes about gardening, but he also gardens for his own family. One of my favorite aspects of this book was his willingness to provide specific details of how he creates his garden. Every chapter contains tried and true tips and tidbits on how to create a garden your family can help plant, grow, and my favorite part - eat!
If you are looking for a perfectly written, faultlessly edited book filled with panoramic dream gardens distributed by a major publisher this is not the book for you. There are some typos and odd word choices at various points throughout the book, but none of them are significant enough to distract from the overall purpose of the book.
If you are looking for an easy to read, to the point, beginner manual written by a man with true passion for his craft this is your guide. At one point in the book, he refers to himself as a man who likes to get his hands dirty when it comes to gardening and I believe him. If you too really want to get your hands dirty and actually garden, not just read about plants or look at glossy pictures, I would give Gary's book a try.
This book has great tips for helping a new gardener with the process of seed starting. Below I've listed the subjects covered in each chapter of the book:
PLANNING YOUR GARDEN; ALL ABOUT SEEDS; POTTING SOILS; GROWING EQUIPMENT; DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH LIGHT; OTHER GROWING NEEDS; READY TO TRANSPLANT.
As you can see from the above, this is a very comprehensive guide. There are several color photographs and the writing is clear and concise. There is also a list of reputable seed companies along with links. I enjoyed reading this book; it's given me plenty to think about. I can't wait to put all of this information into practice. Our entire family is very excited about growing our very own organic garden!
I give it four stars because new gardeners are very impatient. I've even know some who have dug up their seeds to see if they have started to sprout yet. It would have been helpful to give some guidelines for various seeds so that newbies would have some idea of what to expect in the way of sprouting timelines.
On the whole, a very good basic gardening book I would recommend to beginning gardeners.
From choosing seeds and the size of your outdoor or container garden, determining when you need to start your seeds to grow seedlings ready for planting outside and to the best methods of transplanting those seedlings you will find all you need to know here.
This book is written in a very conversational, easy to understand tone. It is almost like chatting face to face with the author while he shares his years of experience with you. Not only does he share facts and techniques, but many pointers he has used in his own gardening experience.
While this may not be the resource for someone who has done a lot of gardening, I think it is perfect for someone who is just getting started with gardening.
I look forward to reading more from this author
The author has done a terrific job of including all the essential information, plus including information about his life and gardening experiences that makes it feel as though he is sharing his knowledge as a one on one basis.
The book is short enough and certainly interesting enough to more than keep everyone's interest!
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Thank you chris