Gardening for the Faint of Heart

This humorous yet practical gardening guide will help you get “down to earth”. Packed with whimsical illustrations and overflowing with useful suggestions, Gardening for the Faint of Heart is ideal for the novice gardener. Learn about everything from planning a garden and getting started to pruning, managing pests, seeding and breeding, greenhouse and container gardening and more. A perfect rainy day read, this book never loses sight of the fact that above all, gardening should be fun.

Are you too embarrassed to ask the simple, rudimentary questions about gardening?  Are you too timid to enjoy, or even start a garden?  You, then, are the faint of heart, and at last there is a book just for you.

A non-threateneing guide for the novice gardener, Gardening for th Faint of Heart outlines all the basics of backyard botany – from plaknting to prunng, from preparing your soil to reaping the harvest.  With wisdom and self-deprecating wit reminiscent of Erma Bombeck, Robin Wheeler guides the reader safely through all the pitfalls that may face neophyte agriculturists, Gardening for the Faint of Heart offers endless tips on gowing vegetables, herbs, berry bushes, fruit tres and flowers.  Where, when and hwhat to plant, and how to have fun doing it – it’s all here.

Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: New Catalyst Books (November 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1897408072
ISBN-13: 978-1897408070
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches

“ Good for Robin Wheeler for noticing what a tyranny a little garden knowledge can be. … this is a book with a kind voice and a gentle intelligence ….”
Steve Whysall, The Vancouver Sun, Pick of the Best

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