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It is Time for Gardening!

It is spring at last! And May is the ideal time to get planting again.

There are many new titles on a range of wonderful topics, from plants to pests to design to eating your yard, in our catalogue.

Here is a selection of new books to get your garden blooming this season.

Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: a beginner’s guide to start a healthy garden by Deborah L. Martin

In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills and specific techniques are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season. Publisher.

Atlantic Coastal Gardening: growing inspired, resilient plants by the sea by Denise Adams.

Denise Adams has had a lifetime of gardening experience at the threshold of the Atlantic Ocean. In Atlantic Coastal Gardening she offers personal, practical tips, techniques, and inspirational advice for creating healthy, beautiful coastal gardens. With a focus on sea-hardy flowers, vegetables, herbs, and shrubs, Adams’s suggestions are accessible to both budding and blossomed gardeners. Publisher.

The Mix and Match Guide to Companion Planting: an easy, organic way to deter pests, prevent disease, improve flavor, and increase yields in your vegetable garden by Josie Jeffery.

With its unique split-page mix-and match system, The Mix and Match Guide to Companion Planting is a colorful visual gardening guide to which vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow best with one another, and which do not. Publisher.

Improving Your Soil: a practical guide to soil management for the serious home gardener by Keith Reid.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. The detailed information is complemented with line drawings, diagrams and illustrations that demonstrate various soil issues and how to resolve common problems. Publisher.

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: a natural approach to pest control by Jessica Walliser.

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden is a book about bugs and plants, and how to create a garden that benefits from both. In addition to information on companion planting and commercial options for purchasing bugs, there are 19 detailed bug profiles and 39 plant profiles.. This complete, hands-on guide is for anyone looking for a new, natural, and sustainable way to control pests. Publisher.

All New Square Foot Gardening with Kids: learn together: gardening basics, science and math, water conservation, self-sufficiency, healthy eating by Mel Bartholomew.

In Square Foot Gardening with Kids, Mel reveals all of the tips, tricks, and fun projects he has used over the decades in one of his most cherished pursuits: teaching youngsters to build and grow their own kid-sized SFGs. Because of its simple principles and fast payoff, Square Foot Gardening is perfect for children. From publisher.

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