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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 ...

ryeb 02.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of James Wong's Homegrown Revolution - James Wong

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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 ...

ryeb 10.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of How To Make And Use Composte The Ultimate Guide - Nicky Scott

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The Best Guide To British Trees Available!

Advantages: Vast amount of information; great quality photographs.
Disadvantages: None.

I bought this book a couple of years ago after being impressed by another of the Collins' Complete Guide books. I wanted to find a very in depth book to help me identify trees. Before buying this I had a couple of other books that contained guides to tree ...

justarube 06.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Complete Guide - British Trees: A photographic guide to every common species - Paul Sterry

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See the potions boil and bubble

Advantages: A very Interesting book
Disadvantages: Not easy to find many of the ingredients, when you want them

A Short History of Medicine 2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root." 1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer." 1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion." 1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill." 1985 A.D. - " ...

Digbycat 14.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Fixes: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Treats - James Wong

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Grow Your own Drugs - Never Judge a Book By Its Cover!

Advantages: Good Photography, Accurate information, Concise, fun
Disadvantages: Overpriced

...Upon returning from a day out with my young children I was appalled to find James Wong's Grow Your own Drugs book standing center piece on my dining table. "What the"??!! Seathing I grabbed the offensive hardback and marched into the kitchen where my ...

browneyed_girl 26.05.2009 · Read full review
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