Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (March 1, 1995)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Howard Garret has provided an easy reading, informative view aimed toward those of us in Texas that prefer the natural, organic methods of gardening. The subjects flow smoothly from basics of soil preparation and maintenance, through dealing with pests in environmentally freindly ways.Much of the information strikes familiar chords for Texas gardeners, like dealing with our perverse soils, doing battle with our average (?) weather conditions, and deciphering seed catalogs mostly from nothern climates that don't provide satisfactory choices for out USDA zones.I enjoyed this book so much that I ordered his Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening : The Total Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits,Herbs, and Other Edible Plants the Natural Way - I,m sure it will be just as good.
I've checked this book out from the library twice. Both times I returned it late because I didn't want to give it up. I finally realized that I needed to buy one for myself. It is an excellent resource for beginners and experts. Howard Garrett teaches us that working with nature is easier, more effective, and safer for our planet than trying to master it. Nature cannot be controlled. This book helps you learn how to work in harmony with your natural surroundings. Also included is a handy month-by-month guide to organic gardening.
If you garden in Texas you need this book! The book offers solutions to many of the unique problems of Texas gardeners: The best plants for your area, organic ways to improve your soil, get rid of pests, plants to avoid, this book is great!
I was glad to find a copy of this book through .com. After checking a copy from the local public library, I wanted a copy for my personal library and for a reference. It feels great not having to worry about missing due dates. I plan to take it on vacation for good reading also.
We are always looking for better ways to improve our garden. This book definitely helped us to refine our gardening skills. We were particularly looking for tips on a better lawn and this book delivered.
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