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Principles of Horticulture, Sixth Edition,
by C R Adams, K M Bamford & M P Early

"Principles of Horticulture, Sixth Edition", click on picture to enlarge
Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf and ornamental planting in the outdoors and in protected culture. It has a wide breadth of coverage, from the subject's more commercial aspects, through to matters of the garden and allotment, with the latest information on conservation, practical propagation techniques, and garden design. With highlighted definitions and key points, and illustrated in full color, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Paperback, 396 pages, 2011, ISBN 0080969577.

--Review Source: American Nurseryman

Square Foot Gardening Answer Book,
by Mel Bartholomew

'Square Foot Gardening Answer Book' Bookcover, click on picture to enlarge
Since his first publication on square-foot gardening in 1981, Mel Bartholomew has compiled over 170 questions he has been most frequently asked on the concept, addressing each in detail through this wide-ranging companion text. He offers advice on how to avoid common pitfalls, corrects misconceptions and gives straightforward insight based on over 30 years of experience growing plants in small spaces. He covers the basics as well as specific, diverse topics such as seed storage, soil and compost mixes for particular plants, or using a wide variety of repurposed materials to build planting boxes. Subjects span the annual gardening cycle from planting to harvesting, as well as overwintering your square-foot garden, with considerable attention given to pest-control solutions throughout the growing season. Softcover, 7" x 10", 192 pages, 2012.

--Review Source: Lee Valley

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