I voted DG and would say experience of self. Seems we all enjoy this site of forums with our other material resources, the books, the net , etc,etc, Of others I think the growers and their Dept of Agriculture information is what I go for, When I can get to them!!!!
I said DG for sure...I'm relatively new to gardening and I always visit here for info! I used to be signed up for rodales organic gardening mag but that was just for reading long ago before I got a computer. DG for me mow and very happy with it!
Pepper23...Ilike your method! :)
Of course, Dave's is one of my number one go-to sources, especially my mid-south friends. But I do go to my 'Easy Gardens of the South' book, a few internet sites, and occasionally use the extension service or Alabama Gardening magazine's advice. Well, that really boils down to 'all of the above'.
I voted "friends and relatives" but it's actually a DG friend who has been most helpful. Thanks, JD.
Seldom do I even look at my many gardening books since computers arrived. They are good for snowy days in winter.
Dave's Garden has been a blessing and I love reading the experiences others have had with plants I'm growing, have grown or have killed. Experience is the best teacher and DG people do share their successes and failures so we can avoid their mistakes and accept their help with our gardens.
I voted "Other" because "All of the above" was not an option. When I need info on a plant, I check all those choices one by one and then, I make a mental spaghetti model of all those recommendations; much like the weather people use to forecast the path of a hurricane. Often, what one source will describe as a full sun plant requiring lots of water, another source will classify as drought tolerant and partial sunlight. Having multiple sources allows me to average all the recommendations. It's a start, I guess.