ABC of Gardening

ABC of Gardening

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"[...] The culture of plants in a window-box seems an easy thing to the person who sees plants growing luxuriantly in it. But it is not as easy as it looks, because the beginner in this phase of gardening seldom studies conditions before undertaking it. It generally takes one or two seasons of mistakes and consequent failures to make one a successful grower of plants in window-boxes. But after repeated failures the amateur generally discovers what was wrong in her treatment, and after that the probabilities of failure are slight. The cause of failure nine times out of ten is lack of sufficient moisture in the soil. A box exposed to air on all sides, as most window-boxes are, parts rapidly with the water that has been applied to it, and before one suspects the actual condition of things the soil in the box becomes so dry that the plants wilt.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.79mm | 122.47g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507580231
  • 9781507580233

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