Thursday, February 16, 2017

You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes

You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes

by Mike McGrath
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2012. 111 pgs. Nonfiction

From seed to harvest this book gives clear, detailed instructions on every step from choosing your tomato variety and preparing your soil to natural pest control and harvesting your crop. McGrath focuses on heirloom tomato varieties and organic gardening methods, but he also gives usable information about hybrids and commercial fertilizers. Throughout the book he also describes common pitfalls experienced by would-be tomato growers, what causes them, and how to avoid them.

This book was one of the most entertaining non-fiction books I have ever read! The writing style is engaging and laugh-out-loud humorous, making it an incredibly enjoyable read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow tomatoes from the beginner to the experienced gardener, and even to anyone who has ever had a passing interest in gardening and enjoys a good laugh.


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