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Best Gardening Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Gardening books.

1. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil (2009)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionSmith’s legendary high-yield gardening method emphasizes wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil. Succeed with fussy plants, try new and unusual varieties, and learn how to innovatively extend your growing season. With thorough profiles of hundreds of popular varieties, The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible provides expert information and an inspiring roadmap for gardeners of all skill levels to enjoy abundant homegrown vegetables….
Author(s): Edward C. Smith

2. 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden (2017)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionIf you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised.In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are ; others offer clever ways to . One characteristic every…
Author(s): Shawna Coronado

3. Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (2012)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionCraft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations….
Author(s): Rosemary Gladstar

4. No-Waste Kitchen Gardening: Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More (No-Waste Gardening) (2018)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionStop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to   You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and .  show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing.  Edibles…
Author(s): Katie Elzer-Peters

5. All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated: MORE Projects – NEW Solutions – GROW Vegetables Anywhere (2018)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionSince Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners fresh produce and . Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With , this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: . Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original…
Author(s): Mel Bartholomew, Square Foot Gardening Foundation

6. Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds – Vertical Gardening – Indoor Edibles – Balconies and Rooftops – Hydroponics (2019)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionIf you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to and then . Kevin helps you do just that.   But he doesn’t stop there. He also provides , from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds. Urban gardening is a real, growing, and…
Author(s): Kevin Espiritu

7. Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Thriving Garden (2019)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionLearn all about raised beds―and up your gardening game.Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens―and how easy creating them can be.A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, and so much more. Simple guides will have even the greenest gardeners serving up freshly picked vegetables in no time.Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners…
Author(s): Tammy Wylie

8. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionThe first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a…
Author(s): ToHemenway

9. All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space (2013)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionThat explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books teaching . Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them around the world ever since. In the process, he has made , and has continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this second edition, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can by teaching them the square foot method. Rich with new, full-color images and updated , this highly produced edition will bring you up to speed…
Author(s): Mel Bartholomew

10. Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants – The Right Plants for Your Climate – Tips from Western Garden Experts (Sunset Western Garden Book) (2007)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionGardeners throughout the region will be welcoming a thoroughly updated and fresh-looking 8th edition of the “bible of Western gardening.” With a new, easy-to-read design, more plant photography, larger illustrations, and more than 8,000 plant listings–500 of them new–it’s THE essential book for gardeners in the Western states. What plants to grow, how to nurture them, and where they do the very best–it’s all here. You’ll also find updated information on the Western climate zones, 30 Plant Selection Guides, plus a Practical Guide to Gardening with basic advice on…
Author(s): Editors of Sunset Books, Kathleen Norris Brenzel

11. The Complete Kitchen Garden: An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs and 100 Seasonal Recipes (2011)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionThe Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspiring collection of garden designs and recipes for the home gardener and cook. based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter provides a new way to look at the planning stages with themes and designs such as “the salad lover’s garden,” “the heirloom maze garden,” “the children’s garden,” and “the organic rotation garden.” More than 100 recipes featuring the food grown in each specific garden encompass a full range of soups, salads, main course savory dishes, and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up the plate.Praise for The…
Author(s): Ellen Ecker Ogden

12. Raising Butterflies in the Garden (2019)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionA guide to rearing butterflies and moths in a butterfly-friendly garden. This exciting title is for butterfly lovers and gardeners who not only want to create a butterfly-friendly garden, but also want to support butterflies and moths in order to maintain healthy populations. Author Brenda Dziedzic noticed that there were far fewer butterflies around today than she saw in her childhood. Starting in her own garden she set out to learn why and what she could do to fix this. Raising Butterflies in the Garden is the outcome of what she learned about…
Author(s): Brenda Dziedzic

13. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre (2010)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionStart a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings,…
Author(s): Brett L. Markham

14. Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics (2019)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionThis book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself–all with step-by-step photographs. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own fruits and vegetables, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden….
Author(s): DK

15. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians (Borealis) (1987)

 Best Gardening Books Worth Your AttentionBuffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born about 1839, was an expert gardener. Following centuries-old methods, she and the women of her family raised huge crops of corn, squash, beans, and sunflowers on the rich bottomlands of the Missouri River in what is now North Dakota. When she was young, her fields were near Like-a-fishhook, the earth-lodge village that the Hidatsa shared with the Mandan and Arikara. When she grew older, the families of the three tribes moved to individual allotments on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.In Buffalo Bird Woman's…
Author(s): Gilbert L. Wilson

Best Gardening Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some gardening books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Gardening Down-Under: A Guide to Healthier Soils and Plants

Author(s): Kevin Handreck
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing, Stylus Publishing, LLC [distributor, Year: June 2001, Size: 35 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2386344

Vertical Vegetable Gardening: Discover the Many Benefits of Growing Your Vegetables and Fruit Up Instead of Out

Author(s): Chris McLaughlin
Publisher: Alpha, Year: 31 Dec 2012, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2388660

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Growing Vegetables at Home

Author(s): Jill McSheehy
Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2544747

Let's Get Gardening

Author(s): DK
Publisher: DK Children, Year: 2020, Size: 57 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2561893

A Growing Business : Freelance Gardening Course

Author(s): A.K. Harris
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 348 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2328353

Vegetable Gardening Wisdom: Daily Advice and Inspiration for Getting the Most from Your Garden

Author(s): Kelly Smith Trimble
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2370428

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything

Author(s): Kate Bradbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2370741

Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet

Author(s): Marta McDowell
Publisher: Timber Press, Year: 2019, Size: 25 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2423254

The Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet

Author(s): Dave Goulson
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2445164

Home Grown Gardening Guide to Best Perennials for Sun and Shade

Author(s): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2019, Size: 484 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2495495

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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