Monday, February 3, 2020

Garden Basics: The Techniques, Tools, and Skills Every New Gardener Needs to Know

Garden Basics is a tutorial all-around gardening guide written especially for beginners. Due out 18th Feb 2020 from Timber Press, it's 288 pages and will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

This is an accessible, encouraging, and well written guide for gardeners, by a gardener and educator. It presupposes no experience on the reader's part and does a good job of introducing and explaining concepts in a logical and straightforward way. The chapters lead the reader naturally from tools and planning, through soil preparation and conditioning, plant selection and culture, propagation, pruning, troubleshooting, and growing as a gardener.

The book also includes an abbreviated links and resources list as well as a comprehensive cross referenced index (very useful). The photography is clear and illustrative, though not abundant.

There is good information here for beginners, but more advanced gardeners will certainly find useful info here as well.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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