But it sounded very impressive...
... Didn't it? :)
Please scroll down to see why
You don't need to read a book to learn how to garden.
You don't need fancy fertilizers, laborious how-to instruction, and over-priced nursery plants. In fact, the more time you waste reading books, the longer it will take to grow that fabulous flower patch, or the vegetable garden of your dreams.
Here's what you need to grow a great garden:
1) A packet of seeds. (Or purchase potted plants to speed up the process.)
2) A wee bit o' water on those seeds, or transplants, every couple of days.
Time & Sunshine will do the rest.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and play in the mud.
Sure, that sounds scary but look at it this way: The seed packet is $2 whopping dollars. An already blooming flower, or happily growing tomato plant, is $5 bucks. So, be brave and give it shot. If it dies, it's probably not your fault. So, toss it in the compost pile and try it again.
(Now if they'd publish this 'how-to book'... I'd be laughing all the way to the bank.)
* Did you know that horse manure is a primary reason hiking trails have so many stunning wildflowers? The next time you see horse poop on a hiking trail quit 'yer bitchin' and thank the horse owner. Because horse poop is fertilizer. It has a positive impact on hiking trails. Foot traffic and mountain bike traffic has a negative impact in hiking trails.