Gardening books have provided gardeners around the world with a wealth of information for many years. Although online resources aim at providing information and advice, the detail ans specifics that are explained in books make them a worthwhile investment for the serious gardener.
Many garden design books are published each year, some with inspirational photography and ideas that can act as an ongoing reference.
Organic Gardening , Vegetable Gardening Books and Container Gardening and Garden Design are all popular. Gardening books may be general references or genus specific gardening books. They make fantastic gifts at any time of the year. Gardening books may be purchased online or you may decide to browse your local book shop.
Popular Gardening Books
Organic Gardening Books are increasingly popular.
Good organic gardening books will act as a reference for issues such as
- soil improvement
- mulching techniques
- creating a worm farm
- crop rotation
- companion planting
- organic pest control
- moon planting
Three titles related to Organic Gardening to look for are:
- Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.
- The HDRA Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.
- The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of natural insect and disease control.
Vegetable gardening books are another very popular gardening book. Look for sections on
- seed germination
- seasonal planting guides for your zone or climate
- soil preparation
- light requirements
Three titles related to Vegetable Gardening to look for are:
- Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically.
- The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible.
- The Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide :A practical vegetable and herb garden encyclopedia.
Best Gardening Books
Here we are dealing with the books we have read recently.
If you like daffodils, you will love this book. Jo Whitworth contributes with wonderful photographs while the Author Noel Kingsbury, takes on a journey through the history of daffodils.
- ‘Chelsea Flower Show a Centenary Celebration’
Brent Elliot shows how this show has developed over the years, and as thousands of us attend every year, this world wide attraction is worth documenting.
- ‘The Manual of Seed Saving’
Andrea Helstinger documents how we should go about saving seed.
- ‘The Urban Gardener’
Matt James has produced a gardening book full of gems of ideas for gardening in small spaces.
- ‘The Signature of All Things’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, was actually my ‘Best Read of 2014’, it is not really about plants, however that is the framework that Elizabeth Gilbert hangs her tale of female sexuality as well as role of female in science.