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Best Organic Gardening Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Organic Gardening books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

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 Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadSmith’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. #5,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5 in Gardening & Horticulture Reference (Books) #1 in Organic Gardening & Horticulture…
Author(s): Edward C. Smith

2. The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition (2018)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should Read“Updated for its 30th anniversary edition; [This book] remains as relevant as ever.”―New York Times Book Review Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and updated, this 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any agricultural library. Eliot Coleman’s books and innovative methods have helped innumerable organic farmers build successful farms in deep accordance with nature. The wisdom in this seminal book holds…
Author(s): Eliot Coleman

3. The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening) (2010)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadWith growing consumer awareness about the dangers of garden chemicals, turn to The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control (by Fern Bradley) as the most reliable and comprehensive guide on the garden shelf. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, you can quickly identify whether you’ve discovered garden…
Author(s): Fern Marshall Bradley , Barbara W. Ellis, et al.

4. Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener (2018)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadRodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. In this indispensable work you will find: • Comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape…
Author(s): Deborah L. Martin, Fern Marshall Bradley

5. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden (2014)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadWhen the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods.In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, general garden-building skills (from “Do I need to dig?” to “Where do I dig?”) and specific techniques (from “How do I plant a seed?” to “How much should I water?”) are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and…
Author(s): Deborah L. Martin, Margaret Magrikie Berg

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

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadStart 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…
Author(s): Brett L. Markham

7. 101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden (2017)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadIf 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 ….
Author(s): Shawna Coronado

8. No Dig Organic Home & Garden: Grow, Cook, Use, and Store Your Harvest (2017)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadWinner of the Garden Media Guild (UK) Practical Book of the Year Award for 2017 No dig organic gardening saves time and work. It requires an annual dressing of compost to help accelerate the improvement in soil structure and leads to higher fertility and less weeds. No dig experts Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, explain how to set up a no dig garden, including how to: • Make compost and enrich soil • Learn skills you need to sow and grow annual and perennial veg • Harvest and prepare food year round • Make natural cosmetics, cleaning products, and garden preparations The no…
Author(s): Charles Dowding, Stephanie Hafferty

9. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! (2009)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadThis comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. #9,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2 in Outdoor & Recreational Area Gardening #10 in Sustainable Agriculture (Books) #2 in Deck & Patio Building Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Carleen Madigan

10. Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Complete Guide to Natural and Chemical-Free Gardening (2005)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadThis gorgeously illustrated guide to gardening contains the tips and techniques needed to produce beautiful flowers, top-quality herbs, and appetizing, wholesome fruits and vegetables. Explore the latest methods for cultivation without chemicals, discover the benefits of composting, and learn how to maintain an organic garden year-round. Packed with stunning photography throughout, you’ll be see why the organic gardening movement can create beautiful results equal to, and more often superior than, gardening with pesticides. The Rodale…
Author(s): Anna Kruger, Maria Rodale, et al.

11. Raised Row Gardening: Incredible Organic Produce with No Tilling and Minimal Weeding (2018)

 Best Organic Gardening Books You Should ReadEasier and Cheaper to Set Up Than Raised Beds!For homeowners young and old looking for the easiest and most affordable way to grow the most vegetables, the Raised Row method shared in this breakthrough book is the new go-to choice. In the past decade, raised bed gardening has been wildly popular, but it requires buying wood or another material to build the raised beds, which quickly becomes expensive and labor intense. A raised row garden uses just soil and mulch, such as shredded leaves, to create raised growing rows and walking rows. This method is more budget-friendly, natural and just as effective to control weeds and see an impressive…
Author(s): Jim & Mary Competti

Best Organic Gardening Books You Should Read

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 organic 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 for Beginners: The Perfect step-by-step Guide to Start Producing Your Vegetables and Fruits with Organic Methods. Create Your Thriving Garden Even in Urban Areas

Author(s): Green, Edward
ID: 2789547, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Japanese Style Companion Planting: Organic Gardening Techniques for Optimal Growth and Flavor

Author(s): Toshio Kijima
ID: 2792996, Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 33 Mb, Format: pdf

Companion Planting: Organic Gardening Wisdom for Healthier, Happier Plants

Author(s): Greer, Allison;Greer, Tim
ID: 2594006, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, Year: 2019, Size: 193 Mb, Format: epub

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

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