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In the 16th Edition of "The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots" by Sutton and Sons, readers are treated to an extensive and insightful guide on cultivating a breathtaking garden. This comprehensive book showcases the authors' expertise and love for horticulture, offering an invaluable resource for both novice and seasoned gardeners.

One of the notable strengths of this edition is its meticulous organization. The book is divided into clear and concise sections, allowing readers to easily navigate through various types of plants, ensuring they find specific information quickly. From vegetables to flowers, each chapter delves into the individual characteristics and needs of different species, making it a breeze to find suitable advice for your particular garden.

The authors provide readers with a wealth of knowledge on various topics. From selecting high-quality seeds and roots to planting and nurturing them to maturity, this book leaves no stone unturned. Each aspect of gardening is explained in detail, including soil preparation, watering techniques, and effective pest control. The clear explanations are supplemented by useful diagrams and illustrations, further aiding readers in grasping key concepts.

What sets this edition apart is its updated information and incorporation of modern gardening practices. The authors make sure to include recent developments in technology, such as the usage of organic fertilizers and environmentally friendly techniques. This demonstrates their commitment to keeping up with the ever-evolving understanding of sustainable gardening practices.

Moreover, the book is written in a conversational and engaging tone that makes it accessible to gardeners of all skill levels. The authors' passion for their craft shines through, making readers feel as if they are receiving personal advice from a trusted mentor. Their enthusiasm is contagious, inspiring readers to delve further into the world of gardening, eager to put their newfound knowledge into practice.

If there is one drawback to this edition, it is the occasional lack of in-depth information on certain plant species. While the majority of vegetables and flowers are extensively covered, there are a few lesser-known varieties that receive less attention. However, this can be attributed to the vastness and diversity of the plant world, making it difficult to cover every single species comprehensively.

Overall, "The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots" is an exceptional guidebook for any gardening enthusiast. Its comprehensive scope, user-friendly organization, and incorporation of modern practices make it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Sutton and Sons' expertise and passion for horticulture are evident throughout the book, creating an enjoyable reading experience that is sure to inspire and educate gardeners for years to come.

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THE CULTURE OF VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS FROM SEEDS AND ROOTS

BY

SUTTON AND SONS READING

SIXTEENTH EDITION

LONDON

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT & CO; LTD.

1921

All rights reserved

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE, BALLANTYNE AND CO. LTD. LONDON, COLCHESTER AND ETON

Contents

THE CULTURE OF VEGETABLES 1

A YEAR'S WORK IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN 151

THE ROTATION OF CROPS IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN 198

THE CHEMISTRY OF GARDEN CROPS 202

ARTIFICIAL MANURES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO GARDEN CROPS 210

THE CULTURE OF FLOWERS FROM SEEDS 216

THE CULTURE OF FLOWERING BULBS 317

FLOWERS ALL THE YEAR ROUND 355

THE PESTS OF GARDEN PLANTS (=illustrated=) 414

THE FUNGUS PESTS OF CERTAIN GARDEN PLANTS (=illustrated=) 434

THE FUNGUS PESTS OF CERTAIN FLOWERS (=illustrated=) 447

INDEX 453

THE CULTURE OF VEGETABLES

Horticulture has a full share in the progressive character of the age. Changes have been effected in the Kitchen Garden which are quite as remarkable as the altered methods of locomotion, lighting and sanitation... Continue reading book >>




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