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Gardening Myths and Misconceptions
Gardening Myths and Misconceptions

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions

Wise Words


96 Pages, 4.75 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9780857842046

Rights: US & CA

UIT Cambridge Ltd. (Sep 2014)
Green Books


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Conventional wisdom is difficult to question, even when it is misguided and contains many contradictions. Gardening has its share of such myths—some with discernible origins in history, others that have become established for no obvious reason—and they often obscure simpler and easier methods of working. This delightfully illustrated book reveals how common sense triumphs and crops are more successful when these “rules” are overturned. This fascinating and practical book will save the seasoned gardener time, money, and unnecessary effort and give new gardeners heart.


"This is indeed a beautiful little book. Hardback bound and with its own little red ribbon bookmark. A book to keep and cherish and to give as gift." —Michael Smith,

"It has been proven untrue that watering in sunlight damages leaves. It is also untrue that rhubarb leaves and citrus peel cannot be composted, the latter may just take a while to decay. All this and much more makes for an entertaining and instructive read." —Mary Davies, the Irish Garden

Author Biography

Charles Dowding is a veteran organic grower, having practiced no-dig gardening for 30 years. He is the author of Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course, How to Grow Winter Vegetables, and Organic Gardening; contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated, and Grow It!; gives regular talks; and runs gardening courses. He has appeared on radio and television, including BBC TV's Gardeners' World.