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Unleash your inner geek and let this irreverent romp through the wonders of the garden yield practical results. Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them?

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Unleash your inner geek and let this irreverent romp through the wonders of the garden yield practical results. Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them? Join acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich on a journey through the delights of your garden in this laugh-out-loud treatise on the scientific wonders of plants and soil.

Offering eye-opening insight and practical guidance, coverage includes:. How does it all work? Curious gardeners have questions and Lee Reich answers them as effectively as that favorite science teacher in school did -- clearly and concisely. Lee Reich is always one of my top go-to authorities. Much to my delight, and no surprise, this book is everything I was hoping and more.

Leave it to Lee to blend science with real-world application, mixed with a chuckle or two throughout the pages. A fresh, fun, and fascinating must-read for every curious gardener. Chapter by chapter it will steer the gardener's hand and delight the mind at the same time. Or I jostle their trays and say, "Good morning". When hoeing weeds, I wear a long skirt that brushes the tops of my cucumber and melon plants and they produce more female flowers, hence, more fruit.

Combining scientific reasoning with the joy of touch and observation will not only make you a better gardener, you'll find yourself with permission to play in a curious world full of intrigue and creativity.

For a better garden and more interesting gardening, read this book. By showing you the science behind growing plants, it gives you the tools to follow Nature's rules — the only ones that count.

Very few writers combine science, history, and personal observations to produce a great and humorous read with so much practical advice quite like Reich. This latest, and hopefully not last book, does not disappoint. This is perhaps the most readable gardening book that I have ever encountered. Full of carefully presented garden practices supported by scientific know-how, it's fun and informative -- what more can I sa.

His newest book is full of current, factual information that's of immediate use to gardeners everywhere. It's the perfect excuse to "let your curiosity get the better of you. Not in a detached, academic manner, but pragmatically and sometimes humorously , as it can be applied to make for a better garden and gardener.

Read this and reap. Lee Reich's engaging and authentic style blend science with practical gardening knowledge. Anyone reading these pages is guaranteed to harvest new, insightful knowledge. Lee Reich , PhD, dove into gardening decades ago, initially with one foot in academia as an agricultural scientist with the USDA and then Cornell University, and one foot in the field, the organic field.

He eventually expanded his field to a "farmden" more than a garden, less than a farm and left academia to lecture, consult, and write.

In addition to providing a year-round supply of fruits and vegetables, the farmden has an educational mission and is a test site for innovative growing techniques.

Science and an appreciation of natural systems underpin his work, and Lee's goal is to get more people to grow more food sustainably and organically. He blogs at leereich. Curious gardeners have questions and Lee Reich answers them. Gardeners in the know wait for books by Lee Reich. This latest does not disappoint! Lee Reich demystifies the giant science experiment of the garden to help us become more expert, successful gardeners.

Offering eye-opening insight and practical guidance, coverage includes: How to maximize both flavor and nutrition in your garden bounty Helping plants thrive during drought Outwitting weeds by understanding their nature Making the best use of compost Tips on pruning and orchard care Why the dead language of Latin can make you a better gardener. Leia mais Leia menos. Weedless Gardening English Edition. Lee Reich. Landscaping with Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise.

English Edition. Margaret Roach. Douglas W. Leslie F. Resenha Especializada "Behind the pleasures of the successful garden, there are the apparent mysteries. Contracapa Leave it to Lee to blend science with real-world application, mixed with a chuckle or two throughout the pages. Leia mais. Compra verificada. I read through the whole book and somehow didn't feel I was learning anything new and useful with a couple of exceptions.

It's well-written but for me it didn't "pack a punch". Desculpe, o registro do seu voto falhou. Tente novamente. Changing my gardening , thinking outside the box. Great stuff, good read. This is my new favorite book. Delightfully written and answers questions I had long wondered about. It even brought up things I had never heard of and answered questions I didn't even know I had - 'you don't know what you don't know' The only thing I wish it had is more subtitles within the chapters breaking up the abundance of information and making things easier to find.

The author started out his career as a PhD researcher before he moved on to writing and consulting. The book is a collection of short topics, nicely organized on gardening. His very understandable explanations explain why something works--what is the science behind it? It can be used as a reference book, or read cover-to-cover. I recommend the latter. I found it fascinating and I will hopefully have a better garden if I succeed in putting the knowledge to use. Anything by Lee Reich is both informative and entertaining.

No deviations here! Great book! Lee gives a technical slant to the subject that I appreciate. I have put his suggestions to practice in my home landscape and vegetable garden. A condensed version of the chapter on pruning appeared in our local paper. I have pruned at the basic level for years and thought the article explained some of the science regarding why my pruning did not always go as planned. There are other chapters in the book I plan to read later.

This is a great book and I did enjoy reading it and learning what he knows. I recommend this book for all gardeners expecially is you have a vegetable garden. Well written and really useful!

I've been gardening for many years and the information in this book has already changed several of my practices. Funny, too. Highly recommended. This book is great for anyone wanting to learn more about gardening in a way that will make your life easier in the long-run and preserve the health of your land.

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