Book Description

Review '?Hill's book is excellent. In 269 pages, with 80 illustrations and photo's, he covers the basic information and alerts you to the pitfalls.' - Indianapolis Star ? '?written in a warm engaging manner.' - Indianapolis Star ? ' This small but comprehensive book is basic enough for beginners, yet useful to experienced gardeners.' - Richmond Times- Dispatch ? ' Hill's expertise and easy conventional tone illuminate the mysteries of everything from pollination to pruning.' - Washington Post ? 'This is one of the best books on fruits and berries for the home gardener this reviewer has seen.' ?- Richmond Times- Dispatch? Read more From the Back Cover This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features -- Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars -- Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases -- Complete information about what fruit to grow and where -- Recommendations on improving the soil, planting, pruning, thinning, and other year-round maintenance --Suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage Read more See all Editorial Reviews