Practical Science for Gardeners


The book begins by looking at what plants need to survive and how these fundamental scientific facts are at the heart of good plant care. A chapter on seeds and germination encourages keen propagators to refine their techniques while further discussion of soil, pests and diseases adds to the skills of all gardeners. The final section of the book takes a close look at biodiversity and unravels the mysteries of genetic engineering and plant naming. Packed full of tips about how to apply science to achieve healthier plants and better gardens, Pratt's compelling explanations make for an informative and entertaining book, stimulating experimentation and encouraging gardeners to review their gardening practices in the light of their new-found knowledge.

175pp.; hardback with dust-cover

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