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Burpee the Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener: A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically
Similar in style and format to the highly successful Burpee Complete Gardener, this book is devoted to growing vegetables and popular culinary herbs without using synthetic and harmful fertilizers and insecticides. Packed with more than 300 full-color photographs and comprehensive reference information, Burpee Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener is the most authoritativ ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published November 24th 1997 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published November 10th 1997)
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Amazing resource. A garden is on the way at our home and this book gave me enough information to feel like I didn't have to blindly stumble through the first year. It's not truly a book for beginners as it's very dense and has more information than the novice is probably interested in to get started - but I like a good informational foundation before I take on the physical labor of creating beds :) Good to know what I'm in for.
I'm a skeptic. What's this book's angle? Is it's objective just to sell Burpee brand seeds? Can it call itself a guide to organic gardening when it still advocates the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers? While the second half has an enviable encyclopedia of herb and vegetable varieties, I will be looking elsewhere for a comprehensive gardening guide.
This book is the "go to" source for all of your garden needs and gives names of the plant, varieties of each and which grow best, and then explains how the plant grows, matures, and how to harvest. Also covers pests and how to deal with them. Very informative for the beginner or even a seasoned gardener.
This is an awesome reference book for growing gardens. It covers all aspects of gardening (some more thoroughly than others) from soil improvement to detailed growing descriptions of many vegetables and herbs. I refer to it many times throughout the growing season. It is very handy to have around.
This is a great reference book for home gardening and I refer to it often. It has lots of ideas on how to start your own garden and I love the individual sections for each type of vegetable. It also has great info on the different pests that affect different plants and how to control them.
It was vary good, I love all the pictures because they really helped. I think is was also limited. I would like to wright one as a normal Joe as I study all the plants around my house(Just my house) and then others for vary specific places so I can relate and use the whole thing!
This is the ultimate oranic gardening book I've come across. It has been a complete life saver in my first year as an urban gardener. Includes plant profiles, organic pesticide and fertilizer methods, as well as basic gardening tips especially useful for those new to the field.