IN the foreword to this
new edition of The New Zealand Gardening Calendar, Michael
Crooks describes his aim as "to encourage the beginner, the disappointed,
and the successful to become knowledgeable, better and more successful"
in the garden.
Crooks, who writes on organics
for Weekend Gardener, sets out to achieve this by providing
a comprehensive, detailed, year-round, month-by-month picture of when
to do what in the home garden.
This is an updated edition
of a popular, proven and practical book, its information reflecting
tried and true "chemical" and "non-chemical" methods of managing
your garden and the friendly and no-so-friendly bugs that may be
visiting your patch of soil.
Weekend Gardener, Issue 93, February 28-March 13, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH