Talking Dirt

Talking Dirt

The Dirt Diva's Down-to-earth Guide to Organic Gardening

Book - 2010
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A lively and practical guide to organic gardening from a renowned garden expert.

Annie Spiegelman's down-to-earth wit and wisdom create the perfect primer for anyone with a passion for home-grown veggies or fresh-cut flowers, no matter what their skill level, location, or resources. Includes advice on:

*Learning to worship the worm and build a compost pile

*Landscape designs-start small in order to create a basic plan for a plot

*The secret to healthy soil (the only way to have a healthy garden)

*Irrigation systems and strategies to conserve water

*Proper pruning-from roses to trees

*How to combine vegetables to make them thrive

*How to let your garden go native and become drought tolerant

*Edible landscaping and gardening in small spaces

Talking Dirt is a one-stop handbook that features resources for shopping, learning, and promoting environmentally sound garden practices within local communities.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780399535659
Characteristics: xviii, 286 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Agro, Maggie


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Apr 06, 2011

Talking Dirt ----
By Annie Spiegelman c - 2010 ----

A good view and read. ----

The first Dirt book I've found that fits in your pocket ----

I'm going to buy one soon maybe two! ----

I checked all of these to review with a customer. ----

Enjoy! ----


Jan 15, 2011

I think the general description fits well here. The author's writing style is quite "lively" and colorful... certainly entertaining. I was annoyed that she took 10 pages to say over and over what she was about to write about and what the following chapters would contain (I kept thinking, "Just get to it already!"), but overall this is a good garden how-to for someone just starting out, who owns their first house (or their first yard worth digging into, I should say), or who is just looking to get back to basics. I think the book didn't really appeal especially to me (as I have gardened and read quite a few how-to's at this point already), but I think that's just my personal take. Certainly if you have a brown thumb and want to make yours greener you should pick this up.


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