Books

Over the years, my gardening library has grown. Many books have made their way into my purview, but only a few have stayed. These special books have become a part of my permanent resource library, and they may have a place in yours too.

Over time, keep your eyes peeled for reviews of my favorite books.

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links lead to Amazon where these books can be purchased. I do receive a small commission for the sales of these books when you follow my links, however, I only post books here that I have read and love.

Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

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A longstanding favorite gardening book of mine is How To Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) by John Jeavons.

An excellent reference book to keep in your library, this book addresses many aspects of veggie gardening: building soil, bed preparation, composting, fertilizing, seed propagation and planning. There’s even little diddies in there on companion planting and the biointensive method of gardening.

The focus of the book is on organic, sustainable practices, all the while growing high  quality veggies in high yields.

I found this a great beginner’s book, with loads of very useful information compiled into one place. Yet, I keep it in my library year after year as a reference for the extensive planting charts and infomation.

I own a copy of the 7th Edition, however, the 8th Edition was released in 2012, and is fully revised and updated. A must have.

Book: The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

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Tanya L. K. Denckla has compiled an indispensable summary of 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts in this almost 500 page book!

She gives ample information on each entry, including growing and storage requirements, diseases and pests, companion plants, harvest and sample varieties. The remainder of the book is dedicated to organic practices of pest control, plant health, problem identification and pest and disease profiles. This book is a handy reference that will earn it’s place in your library.