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The Garden Book & the Greenhouse Wes Porter

The Garden Book & the Greenhouse

Wes Porter

Published January 11th 1989
ISBN : 9780894803468
Paperback
64 pages
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African Violets, prickly cactus, popping corn, and prizewinning pumpkins. With The Garden Book & Greenhouse, kids can grow their own, and catch the gardening bug. A fully illustrated field and garden guide nestled inside a sturdy workingMoreAfrican Violets, prickly cactus, popping corn, and prizewinning pumpkins. With The Garden Book & Greenhouse, kids can grow their own, and catch the gardening bug. A fully illustrated field and garden guide nestled inside a sturdy working greenhouse, this book is written by a horticultural consultant who has taught gardening to children for over 25 years.The book teaches young botanists the secrets of plant life from flower to root, chlorophyll to photosynthesis. It explains how to set up a growing greenhouse, germinate seeds from petunias and pansies, peas and peanuts. Heres how to transplant seedlings, and sow a first garden-even if its only in a windowbox. Activities include raising flowers you can smell and eat, writing your name in watercress, learning to read seed packages, and being a plant doctor to your creations.The see-through shatterproof greenhouse has a removable growing tray for easy drainage and cleaning, and is the perfect plant nursery-or year-round terranium, cactus bed, herbarium or sprout factory. Together, the book and greenhouse yield a harvest of fun. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Scholastic Book Services. Suitable for ages 5-10. 20,000 copies in print.