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Decoding Gardening Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations

By: Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard

Timber Press

Paperback | Feb 2012 | #197210 | ISBN-13: 9781604692204
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Tilling is the best way to prepare a garden for planting. Gardens should always be mulched. Only divide perennials in summer. Never water plants in direct sunlight. Everyone seems to have advice for gardeners. But how much of this advice is good advice? Covering more than 100 universal gardening "dos and don'ts", "Decoding Gardening Advice" is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers. Jeff Gillman, the bestselling author of The Truth About Garden Remedies, and Meleah Maynard back up every good recommendation with sound horticultural and botanical science. "Decoding Gardening Advice" is the first and only hard-hitting, evidence-based book that every gardener needs for definitive advice on everything from bulbs, annuals, and perennials to edibles, trees and soil care.

[B]ogus information spreads like wildfire, especially with the advent of the internet. This handy book gives you the straight scoop on what's good, what's bad and what's iffy in the world of gardening.
- Renee Struthers-Hogge "The East Oregonian "

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Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota. His previous books include "The Truth about Garden Remedies" and "The Truth about Organic Gardening".

Meleah Maynard is a journalist, editor, and master gardener. She writes regularly for many publications, and her garden and horticulture stories have appeared in magazines such as "The History Channel Magazine", "Gardening How-To", "Garden" and "Deck & Landscape".

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