A BEGINNERS' BOOK OF VEGETABLE GARDENING by Sigmund A. Lavine

A BEGINNERS' BOOK OF VEGETABLE GARDENING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lavine's introduction to vegetable gardening is less visually appealing than Jobb's (above) and less concerned with developing an awareness of nature's ways. But it's generally more businesslike about how to go about the process of gardening and more detailed about growing certain specific vegetables. Another difference is that, though Lavine refers to the practices and beliefs of organic gardeners, he also offers suggestions for using chemical fertilizers and insecticides. Beginners who would rather do without such products--and without Jobb's extras--will be better served by Burke Davis' Newer and Better Organic Gardening (1976).

Pub Date: June 1st, 1977
Publisher: Dodd, Mead