Never under estimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden. In my opinion there is no better place to be than the garden. Discover 21 amazing gardening books that will teach you no matter your skill level how to grow your own food, how to start gardening, urban farming, growing flowers, growing herbs, how to make money from your garden and so much more.
Top Books On Gardening
If you are wanting to learn more about gardening, growing your own food, flower gardening and creating a lifestyle where homegrown, handmade and simple living is centered you need to read these books.
Best Gardening Books
Below you will find some of the best books on gardening. Including gardening for beginners, backyard gardening (yes, you can garden and homestead on a 1/4 acre lot), flower gardening, herbal books and so much more. Books are one of the best ways to learn. Make your waiting room a classroom even if it’s just a few minutes a day.
Gardening Books For Beginners
Fall in love with gardening. The First Time Gardener by Jessica Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm. This book is full of information on how to start your garden from planning, seeds to harvest.
Grounded is about a gardener’s journey to self sufficiency. This book is a look at how to start your journey to self sufficiency on a budget and make it work. Grow your own food, build your homestead month by month, season by season. Liz also has Seasoned Gardener coming soon.
Square Foot Gardening teaches you how to grow more food in less space. Save money and time while growing more food.
Top Gardening Books
Learn from no dig experts Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty in No Dig Organic Home & Garden. The no dig style of gardening saves time, money and work.
Do you want to start your own garden but wonder if you have the time? Backyard Bounty walks you through starting your garden step by step and shows you how to garden year round.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardeners Handbook will provide you with practical advice on sowing, growing and harvesting.
Flower Gardening Books
Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden is an amazing guide to growing, harvesting and arranging flowers year round.
Flower Gardening For Beginners is the perfect beginners guide to growing, maintaining and harvesting flowers.
A Year In Flowers is a gorgeous look at floral arrangement for every season. Learn what to grow and when.
Basic Gardening Books
Start your organic backyard garden today with Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening. Learn step by step how to start your garden and get answers to all your gardening questions like “how much should I water?”
Raised Bed Gardening, everything you need to know to start a garden just about anywhere. Including how to build a raised bed and what to grow.
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a 1/4 acre is about going back to the basics of growing your own food and raising chickens all while continuing your day job. Learn how to make money from your “urban backyard farm” without spending all day on the homestead.
Vegetable Gardening Books
The Vegetable Gardening Book is your complete guide to growing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is 3 books in 1 stocked full of everything from soil to companion planting to pollinators and bugs.
Vegetable Gardening For Beginners is a simple guide for growing vegetables at home.
Permaculture Gardening Books
The Permaculture Bible explains how living and growing in harmony with nature can help you grow a self sufficient garden.
Gaia’s Garden bring permaculture to the backyard home garden. Learn about ecological gardening.
Create a Sustainable Homestead using permaculture practices. Make the most of your land by working with it not against it.
Popular Gardening Books
Tiny But Mighty Farm is more that just a garden book. This book is about community and learning to start your own small scale farm to feed your family and the community is you choose. It teaches you everything from seed to table in a beautifully photographed book.
The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook is a back to basics, back to your roots, homesteading as a lifestyle. Learn about food preservation, sustainability, home gardening and small scale farm income ideas.
Grow a years with of food with the Family Garden Plan. Step by step guide from seed to table.
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