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Reviews of The Vegetable & Herb Expert (The Expert Series)

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Author (1): D.G. Hessayon

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: June 1997
Published by: Sterling Publishing
List price: $14.95
ISBN Number: 0903505460



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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative


Negative petit_potager On May 23, 2007, petit_potager wrote:

This book struggles to offer the reader “Expert” information within its limited 144 pages - that are bound in a supermarket newsstand-type format. It asserts (without evidence) to cover a profoundly expanded horticultural topic within its limited tabloid format.

“Vegetables & Herbs” The topics divisibly are too vast and ponderous to address within the constraints of 144 pages.

This volume publisher (Sterling) cranks out soft cover magazine-type presentations in the $15.00 price range aimed at the median, impulse buyer passing a Box-Store bookrack. It appeals to the incidental gardener’s competence level as well as their interest.

The title: “The Vegetable & Herb Expert” is somewhat of an affront, as its degree of information, merit, or excellence is that which one finds on any generic, Big Box – Home Improvement store rack.

I do not recommend this effort to well attuned, sophisticated, or serious gardeners.

Positive Joan On Mar 11, 2007, Joan wrote:

I have the enlarged and updated edition that was published in 2005, and for a little book, it's plumb full of valuable information for nearly all of the common garden vegetables and herbs.

Printed in full color and arranged so that it's easy to use.

Positive Baa On Dec 26, 2004, Baa wrote:

Clearly presented information with short concise notes. Not indepth but the main information is there.

I've had this one for a long time and still refer to it every year.

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