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The month-by-month gardening guide : daily advice for growing flowers, vegetables, herbs & houseplants / Franz Böhmig ; translated by Michael Ashdown.

Böhmig, Franz, (author.). Ashdown, Michael, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library 635 BOH (Text) 33500013621727 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library 635 BOH (Text) 33500013621735 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643261416
  • ISBN: 164326141X
  • Physical Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: English-language edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"This is a compendium of practical advice for the home gardener, arranged by month. The individual bits of advice for each month are arranged as follows: general advice; advice for the vegetable garden (including herbs); and advice for ornamental plants (further subdivided into the outdoor garden, terrace and balcony, and windowsill and houseplants). There is also a massive section of charts at the back of the book. The advice is applicable to U.S. gardens in Zones 4-8, and is supplemented by helpful, accurate line drawings. The breadth of information presented is truly encyclopedic-every topic that a home gardener could possibly be interested in is presented somewhere in the book's pages"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also available online.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #2
    This is the thirtieth German edition—and the first English-language edition—of a compendium originally published in Germany in 1964. Thus, what works for gardens there might not sync up with gardens in the U.S., such as first and last frost dates. And yet, the book's calendar format ensures that gardeners can keep pace with seasonal tasks, like ordering seeds (January), checking pipes and hoses for damage (March), sowing beets for fall harvesting (June), and final harvesting of peppers (mid-October). The first section comprises an astonishing 1,388 tips, arranged by season, then month, and followed by general tips, veggie tips, and ornamental tips. The second section includes more than 30 tables, ranging from lists of common garden pests to recommended conifers, plants for balcony boxes, and annual and biennial flowers. Best practices are generally reflected in the text, especially a sensitivity to climate change, though there is contradictory messaging on the effectiveness of tilling the soil before planting. Overall, though, a volume bursting with useful advice, especially for new gardeners. A projected 15-page index was not available for review. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Gardening > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Gardening.
Genre: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.

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