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Best Books On Gardening

Owning a gardening library filled with quality gardening books will improve your gardening success no matter your gardening experience or age. We’ve got you covered with the best gardening books for beginners. We’ve covered all aspects of gardening: basics, design, organics, vegetables & flowers as well as managing pests and diseases. Time to put up your feet and enjoy a good gardening read!

The Complete Gardener

The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening. The most comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated book Monty has ever written, it covers the most important aspects of gardening.

RHS Gardening Through The Year

Each chapter looking in-depth at one month at a time. A handy “To Do” list, along with “Last Chance” reminders and “Get Ahead” tips, gives you an overview of the month’s tasks, followed by an inspirational gallery of “Star Plants” to showcase the visual highlights of the month. 

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself. The definitive book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself–whether it’s on a farm or homestead, in the suburbs or city.

Best Gardening Books for Kids

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.

How Does My Garden Grow?

Sophie helps her grandfather through the different seasons, finding out about mulching onions, eating flowers, weeding, bees, making salad, catching beetles, digging, earthing up, picking and composting.

Garden Journal: A Kid’s Gardening Journal

The perfect Gardening journal for all your gardening activities, projects, and ideas for gardening with the kids. It will help you plan & Organize your Garden.

Best Gardening Books for Beginners

Allotment Month By Month

Super easy-to-follow gardening advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it and pick up time-saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests.

Gardening Basics For Dummies

If you’ve never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns.

Starting Seeds How to Grow

How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed. All you need to start a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Expert advice suitable for both beginners and experienced gardeners, Starting Seeds will inspire you to plant a seed and watch it grow.

Best garden design books for beginners

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Covers designing your urban garden from Raised Beds, Vertical Gardening, Indoor Edibles, Balconies, Rooftops and Hydroponics.

The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxation and Entertaining

 Design a place to kick back, chill out and make the world go away in your own back garden.

Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping, has long been hailed by gardeners everywhere as a groundbreaking classic. In this updated edition you’ll learn how to design a mouth watering garden plan.

Best vegetable gardening books for beginners

The First-time Gardener: Growing Vegetables

You’re excited to plant your first vegetable garden—but where to start? In The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.

An Amazon bestseller, homesteader Jessica Sowards, teaches new gardeners, offering not just know-how but inspiration and time-management tips for success.

Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners

Start a thriving garden with the beginner’s guide to raised bed gardening.

Are you interested in creating a bountiful garden but worried that you don’t have enough space? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you how simple it can be to plan, build, and grow your own raised-bed garden in whatever space is available.

All New Square Foot Gardening

In All New Square Food Gardening, the best-selling gardening book in North America is relaunched and updated. A revolutionary new way to garden has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work.

Best flower gardening books for beginners

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms. A Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book. A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms provides readers with the tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show stopping arrangements.

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Packed with 8,000 plants for every climate — inside and out — from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, water plants, and cacti, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is a must-have reference for all gardeners.

Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques

How to have a low-maintenance, vibrant spring flower garden that keeps on blooming when the “tender annuals” are dead and gone. 

Best organic gardening books for beginners

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

Explores a 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.

The New Organic Grower

The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener. One of the most important farming books available, this 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any agricultural library.

Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Tips and techniques needed to produce beautiful flowers, top-quality herbs, and appetizing, wholesome fruits and vegetables. The latest methods for cultivation without chemicals and benefits of composting

Best garden maintenance books for beginners

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! Includes sections: Garden structures: Raised beds, planters and arbors, self-watering beds, grow-light stand, soil blocks. Fences and pens and Housing chickens.

A Year at Clove Brook Farm

A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends. Advice and inspiration for seasonal entertaining, gardening, tending heritage chickens, and more.

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

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. This book covers buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more.

Best books about weeds, insects, diseases, and pests

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife

Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! National Wildlife Federation: Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature.

Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control

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. Contains the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems.

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Don’t kill your weeds – eat them! How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild.

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