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Gardening Myths and Misconceptions By Charles Dowding

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding

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This fascinating and practical book will help the seasoned gardener find easier and more productive ways of gardening, growing vegetables in particular, and give new gardeners heart.

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions Summary

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding

Conventional wisdom is difficult to question, even when it is misguided and contains many contradictions. Gardening has its share of such 'myths' - some with discernible origins in history, others that have become established for no obvious reason - and they often obscure simpler and easier methods
of working. This delightfully illustrated book reveals how common sense triumphs and crops are more successful when these 'rules' are overturned.

A fascinating but practical book that will save the seasoned gardener time and give new gardeners heart.

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions Reviews

These days, garden writing based on a solid career's worth of practical experience is rare indeed. Therein lies the value of this thought-provoking little book.

-- Rory Dusoir * Gardens Illustrated *

"Beginners and experienced gardeners alike can only benefit from Charles' enthusiastic and deep understanding of what plants really need."

* The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Blog *

"It has been proven untrue that watering in sunlight damages leaves. It is also untrue that rhubarb leaves and citrus peel cannot be composted, the latter may just take a while to decay. All this and much more makes for an entertaining and instructive read."

-- Mary Davies * The Irish Garden *

"For anyone who grows edibles or for that matter gardens intensively I would recommend this book."

-- Helen Jonstone * The Patient Gardener *

There's enough detail here to make a real difference to your garden, but it's cleverly broken down into bite-sized chunks with illustrations, so it never feels hard-going.

* The English Garden *

About Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens llustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. He is a veteran organic grower, having practised no-dig gardening for many years. In his gardens over the years he has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil. He has discovered different patterns of growth in most seasons, with slightly lower yields, more weeds and slugs found on the dug beds. He is currently establishing a new garden to illustrate no-dig practice and form the basis for a new experiment. He says: "I have always been interested in lookiing 'behind the scenes' and asking why things are as they are, questioning practices that are taken for granted. This led me to grow organically, at a time when the chemical approach was rarely challenged." His books for Green Books are: Organic Gardening: the natural, no-dig way Salad Leaves for All Seasons How to Grow Winter Vegetables Gardening Myths and Misconceptions Find out more at www.charlesdowding.co.uk. Photo: Stephanie Hafferty

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NGR9780857842046
9780857842046
0857842048
Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding
New
Hardback
Green Books
2014-03-27
96
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