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Intelligent, thoughtful and practical,
This review is from: Complete Gardener (The) (Hardcover)
This is by far the best gardening book I have. It explains in detail the reasoning behind the organic approach and applies the author's personal experience to the most important subjects in gardening. His passionate commitment is backed up with nuts and bolts detail - such as exactly what bacteria do in soil (as much as we know). The book is based on the author's own garden and this grounds it in honest, specific content. He tells you exactly what he does and why he does it, but always with an eye to how it might be different in other circumstances, for example on other types of soil. The pictures are glossy but they really illustrate the text, showing what he's writing about or giving added inspiration.
This is an articulate and heartfelt book full of sensible, useable advice. It isn't cheap, but to me it really is worth the money.