If you haven’t been inundated with snow yet, you soon will be. And during the coldest and snowiest days of winter it’s a good idea to sit back and read.
For gardeners, there is no better reading than gardening books. Here are seven gardening books one or more of which you may be interested in reading.
• Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening (For beginners)
• The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible (For vegetable gardeners)
• The Flower Gardener’s Bible (For flower gardeners)
• All New Square Foot Gardening II (For gardening in small places)
• The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual (For gardeners who want to bring their passion indoors)
• Vertical Gardening (For gardeners who live in apartments or in urban areas)
• Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots (For kid gardeners)
Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening
Neophytes to the hobby of gardening will gather a lot of knowledge about gardening from this gardening book. More of a comprehensive guide than a how-to, beginners in gardening will have all of their questions answered. The book covers all the initial information you need to confidently plunge into the world of gardening. Questions on such routine information as how to plant seed or how to dig are answered in detail. You’ll also learn about soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds.
The book includes a glossary that defines more than 100 gardening terms. It suggests projects and provides garden layouts. It is sure to provide you with all the knowledge you need to begin gardening.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible
This book provides you with all the information you need to grow all sorts of vegetable including tomatoes and carrots to unusual varieties. The book is ideal for both beginners and experienced gardeners and teaches you all sorts of gardening methods.
It provides detail on the W-O-R-D gardening system. W-O-R-D refers to “wide rows, organic methods, raised beds, and deep soil” – four gardening strategies that will enhance your vegetable harvest.
It offers descriptions of hundreds of vegetables and teaches you how to grow them. It will also expand your knowledge on growing unusual vegetable varieties and teach you how to extend the growing season.
The Flower Gardener’s Bible
If you want to focus on flowering species of plants for your garden, this book is for you. The book will give you information that will help you extend the growing season for flowering plants all year long. It offers advice on such issues as “how to improve soil,” “fighting off pests,” and “how to arrange your garden.” The book is ideal for both beginners and advanced gardeners.
All New Square Foot Garden II
If you live in an apartment with a balcony or in the city with a small patch of land, then this book may be ideal for you. It teaches you how to create a beautiful garden in just a few square feet.
The book describes gardening strategies that have flourished since the 1980s and still successful today. It includes information on how to grow vertical gardens without the use of complicated tools or ingredients.
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual
With winter upon us and you stuck indoors, you will get great pleasure out of reading a book on bringing your garden indoors. The book offers information on how to grow as many as 150 houseplants. It provides troubleshooting tips for 160 common houseplants. The book has three sections – two that profiles plants and one that covers the proper care of houseplants. Questions on such subjects as climate, watering and fertilizing are answered.
Like All New Square Foot Garden II, this book is ideal for people who live in the city where there are limited areas in which to garden. It teaches you how to grow vertically using all sorts of methods including string support, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardening, and more. The book also focuses on climbing plants that happen to be less susceptible to insects, diseases and animal pests.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children
Why not take the opportunity to tech your kids about gardening. This book helps them to get involved in the hobby and will help you teach them the basics. It also suggests fun outdoor projects that you and your kids can enjoy together.
The book includes 12 easy to perform projects that are intended for kids. It also offers plant care instructions that are easy for kids to understand and a list of plants that are easy for them to maintain.
These gardening books are available at Amazon.com. Happy reading!