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How to make black gold in your garden

Advantages: Covers more areas and types of composting than other titles, good troubleshooting advice
Disadvantages: If you already have a bin, extensive info on choosing system may be irrelevant

I work part time as a gardening trainee, and my head gardener calls compost "black gold". Some people call making it an art, which is perhaps going too far for what is essentially creatively mixing rotting things together, but it shows the importance gar ...

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Review of How To Make And Use Composte The Ultimate Guide - Nicky Scott

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There's a Revolution brewing in the garden..

Advantages: Covers a wide range of crops, good level of information on each, well illustrated
Disadvantages: Choice of crops favours those used in Asian, and to a lesser extent "Tex-mex" cuisine

I hope to grow the majority of my own fruit and vegetables one day, and the fact I also work as a garden trainee means I always have a keen interest in learning more about growing edibles. I have acquired a number of books about the subject over the last ...

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Review of James Wong's Homegrown Revolution - James Wong

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Great help to a novice grower

Advantages: Covers everything to do with growing vegetables
Disadvantages: none

...I got this book when I decided to get my allotment, and I found and still do a great help. Fantastic pictures are illustrated with the information that goes with them. The book starts at the beginning which helps if you're a complete novice to veget ...

the_enlightened_one 05.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Vegetable & Herb Expert - D.G. Hessayon

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Grow your own easily!

Advantages: Well layed out, packed full of information
Disadvantages: Needs regular updating to include new strains

...As an amateur gardener, this book is my bible for Vegetable growing. As with all of the other books in the ‘Expert’ series, it is clearly and accurately written, with chapters on digging, crop rotation, soil types, as well as an alphabetical list of all t ...

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Review of The Vegetable & Herb Expert - D.G. Hessayon

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The New Vegetable & Herb Expert is a useful tool in grow your own

Advantages: Factual, clear and a good reference source
Disadvantages: Not a story book so it tends to be more scientific in it's format.

This book, like the others in this series, provides the grow your own movement with factual, easy reference advice on what to grow, when and the problems you can encounter on the way. For those of us who want facts and help quickly by turning to a page a ...

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