California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Edition

California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Edition

Number of page: 702
Author: Dennis Pittenger
Publisher: UCANR Publications
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Category: Gardening

Since it was first published in 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook
has been the definitive guide to best practices and advice for
gardeners throughout the West.
Now the much-anticipated 2nd Edition to
the Handbook is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, and color photos throughout.
Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University
of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source
for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably
maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem
solver.
Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant
propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable
gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate
fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on
lawns, woody landscape plants, and landscape design. New to the 2nd Edition is information on invasive plants and
principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection.
Inside are updates to the technical information found in each chapter,
reorganization of information for better ease of use, and new content on
important emerging topics.
Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or
needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. A
glossary of important technical terms used and an extensive index round
out the book.