List of Contributors.
1. Know your Plant.
2. Naming your Plant.
3. Designing Plants.
4. Soils and Soil Fertility.
5. Choosing a Site.
6. Raising Plants from Seed.
7. Vegetative Propagation.
8. Shape and Colour.
9. Seasons and Weather.
10. Gardening in the Greenhouse.
11. Controlling the Undesirables.
12. Storage and Post-harvest.
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