Don’t let the name fool you, the Handbook of Garden and Greenhouse Culture is not about drinking tea with your pinky out culture, but rather the working to culture plants.
What I like about this book is that it setso ut actions to take out each month for specific types of gardens. In January your actions in a greenhouse flower garden is going to be different than the work needed in a outside vegetable garden.
The introduction talks about the pleasure in doing for yourself and how much better home grown vegetables taste, but he won me over by talking about learning by failure and that you have to try new things and not be afraid to screw it up if you want to learn something.
I have a PhD in learning by failing. I try all sorts of things – and some work and some don’t. I am not one who is afraid to try out an idea. If it works then I have added to the body of knowledge. If it doesn’t I still have – Edison said he didn’t fail 1000 times at making a lightbulb, he found 1000 ways to not make one.