Showing posts with label Gardening Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening Books. Show all posts

The Best Indoor Planting Books in the Market

Publishers are catching on to the greenteriors trend with a whole host of books providing inspirational photographs and genius care tips for your growing house garden.

Whether you're struggling to keep a particular plant happy, not sure which variety to choose for your basement flat or wanting to get some dirt under your fingernails with some creative planting projects, we've found a book to help.

The best vegetable gardening books that should belong on every gardener’s bookshelf

I’m always on the lookout for the best vegetable gardening books, and each year, I add several new titles to my collection. At this point, I have dozens and dozens of books dedicated to food gardening. It’s true that there are a lot of fantastic books on vegetable gardening available at local bookshops as well as online, so by no means is this a complete list. Instead, it’s a list of the books that I tend to reach for so often that they stay on my desk, not my bookshelf.

They’re dirt-smudged, well-thumbed, and much loved by me. Without further ado, here are seven of the best vegetable gardening books that belong on every gardener’s bookshelf.

The Best Gardening Book For Beginners

Next to actually working in their gardens, gardeners love to read and learn more about gardening. There are hundreds of new gardening books each year. Here are some of the favorites from my own bookshelves.

33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

What a lovely book - very beautiful-design, photograph, paper wise, and also well-organized and helpful information, the style is easily understood.

It describes basil, cayenne, rosemary, sage, thyme, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, aloevera, burdock, calendula, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, echinacea, elder, goldenseal, hawthorn, lavender, lemon balm, licorice, mullein, plantain, red clover, nettle, oats, peppermint, ST. John's wort, spearmint, Valerian, and yarrow. Some of the recipes include different herbs too. Now I value my calendula flowers in my garden a lot . My son eats their petals up, but it turns out, that the middle sticky part of the flower is where the most medicinal value is, so currently i save the middle part for the tea or oil infusion.

It teaches how to make teas, syrups, oils, salves, tinctures, herbal pills, baths, and compresses.

This book would make an excellent gift to anyone interested in using herbs as their medicine.

You can get the book from here - Amazon

A Comprehensive guide to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of vegetables

I bought this book at the recommendation from an acquaintance who has her own kitchen garden. First, I checked it out at the library to see if it might be useful to me and got so excited about gardening that i made a decision to buy it. I had never gardened here in Virginia. I grew up in Colorado where gardening is a challenge.

One of my child hood chores was Pruning & Weeding and watering a garden that never produced a single vegetable. So needless to say I had a bitter root (ha ha) regarding farming. After I heard about this book I wanted to attempt it for myself. This book clearly display in detail what to start with as a novice, how to do it, what to expect, and how to continue once you've got it up and running.

I was totally skeptical that I could really grow anything despite what this book said. I started with Spinach, red peppers, rosemary, and kaleidoscope carrots, rosemary, lavender, bee balm, and blueberries. I planted everything in big flowerpot on my deck as a trial run (will plant in raised beds next year now that know what to do) and my garden was a hit. Now it's one of my favorite spots to be.

You can get the book from here - Amazon