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Decoding Gardening Advice
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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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Helpful for novice and experienced gardeners alike, the practical advice here is backed up with interesting popular science and delivered in an engaging format.--Jenny Contakos "Library Journal " "This is a fascinating, entertaining and useful book, written in a format that makes for quick reference."--Mary-Liz Shaw "The Journal-Sentinel " "[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 " ."..veteran gardeners and newly inspired green thumbs alike will learn to question what they're told before they create the vegetable garden, orchard, or suburban lawn of their dreams."--Courtney Sorrell "ForeWord Magazine " "Helpful for novice and experienced gardeners alike, the practical advice here is backed up with interesting popular science and delivered in an engaging format."--Virginia A. Smith "San Francisco Chronicle " "Filled with simplified explanations based on current science, this slim, precisely organized handbook is good for a cover to cover read or as a handy reference guide to dip into as needed."--Mary-Liz Shaw "The Pittsburg Post-Gazette " "Whether you agree or not, the authors' recommendations and conclusions are explained and summarized. This is one smart, well-organized book."--Courtney Sorrell "The Journal-Sentinel " Filled with simplified explanations based on current science, this slim, precisely organized handbook is good for a cover to cover read or as a handy reference guide to dip into as needed. --Mary-Liz Shaw "The Pittsburg Post-Gazette "" "A well-researched, indispensable resource that belongs on every gardening shelf." --Booklist "Gillman and Maynard's fun-to-read, entertaining guide to the scientific reasons behind each practice makes this a valuable guide for gardeners." --Publishers Weekly "Helpful for novice and experienced gardeners alike, the practical advice here is backed up with interesting popular science and delivered in an engaging format." --Library Journal "If you've ever questioned a commonly repeated gardening tip and considered submitting it to Mythbusters for analysis, don't bother. Just buy this book." --Dallas Morning News "This easy-to-read paperback is kind of like a Consumer Reports rundown on garden tips." --Harrisburg Patriot-News "Looks at more than 100 of the so called dos and don'ts of gardening, and backs up their recommendations with hands-on research." --Halifax Chronicle Herald "Gillman's and Maynard's responses show that the authors have done the research and also have personal garden experience." --Heartland Gardening "A handy reference for gardeners to be familiar with." --Juneau Empire "Bogus 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." --East Oregonian "A fascinating, entertaining, and useful book, written in a format that makes for quick reference." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Filled with simplified explanations based on current science, this slim, precisely organized handbook is good for a cover to cover read or as a handy reference guide to dip into as needed." --San Francisco Chronicle "This is a nuts-and-bolts book full of practical advice." --Winston-Salem Journal A well-researched, indispensable resource that belongs on every gardening shelf. Booklist Gillman and Maynard s fun-to-read, entertaining guide to the scientific reasons behind each practice makes this a valuable guide for gardeners. Publishers Weekly Helpful for novice and experienced gardeners alike, the practical advice here is backed up with interesting popular science and delivered in an engaging format. Library Journal If you ve ever questioned a commonly repeated gardening tip and considered submitting it toMythbustersfor analysis, don t bother. Just buy this book. Dallas Morning News This easy-to-read paperback is kind of like aConsumer Reportsrundown on garden tips. Harrisburg Patriot-News Looks at more than 100 of the so called dos and don ts of gardening, and backs up their recommendations with hands-on research. Halifax Chronicle Herald Gillman s and Maynard s responses show that the authors have done the research and also have personal garden experience. Heartland Gardening A handy reference for gardeners to be familiar with. Juneau Empire Bogus 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. East Oregonian A fascinating, entertaining, and useful book, written in a format that makes for quick reference. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Filled with simplified explanations based on current science, this slim, precisely organized handbook is good for a cover to cover read or as a handy reference guide to dip into as needed. San Francisco Chronicle This is a nuts-and-bolts book full of practical advice. Winston-Salem Journal " Gillman's book is full of interesting and scientifically backed research. He's a welcome voice of reason amid a growing babble of self-appointed, uninformed gardening experts. --Renee Struthers-Hogge "Philadelphia Inquirer "" Looks at more than 100 of the so called dos and don ts of gardening, and backs up their recommendations with hands-on research. " "Gillman's book is full of interesting and scientifically backed research. He's a welcome voice of reason amid a growing babble of self-appointed, uninformed gardening 'experts.'"--Renee Struthers-Hogge "Philadelphia Inquirer "

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