Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Backyards Made Better1
The Top 5 Gardening Books For 2014
As we close out 2014, which would prove to be a pretty good year for most gardener’s, we wanted to make mention of some of the best gardening related books that we’ve read this year.
Of course, since we’re in the season of giving, these can make great gifts too.
Your opinions may differ, and if so, feel free to share some of your favorite literary works in the comments below.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible – Edward C. Smith
The invaluable resource for home food gardeners! Ed Smith’s W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh produce. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is essential reading for locavores in every corner of North America!
Square Foot Gardening 2nd Edition – Mel Bartholomew
Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times.
Trowel And Error 700 Tips, Remedies, and Shortcuts For The Gardener – Sharon Lovejoy
Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants–and along the way, through “trowel and error,” she’s accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Trowel and Error collects all of her homespun garden advice into an inviting, environmentally friendly, whimsically illustrated yet dead-on helpful book that will benefit every gardener, beginner or experienced
The Week By Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook – Ron and Jennifer Kujawski
Knowing exactly when to start vegetable seeds indoors, transplant them into the ground, pinch off the blossoms, and pick for peak flavor is the secret to enjoying bountiful harvests all through the season. In Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook, authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski eliminate the guesswork with weekly to-do lists that break gardening down into easily manageable tasks. Suitable for all gardening zones, the book offers easy instructions for setting up a perfectly personalized schedule based on your last frost date.
The Flower Gardener’s Bible – A Complete Guide To Colorful Blooms All Season Long – Lewis & Nancy Hill
This is the complete guide to flower gardening, from experts Lewis and Nancy Hill. They cover it all–from choosing your site and designing your garden to improving your soil, choosing and caring for your plants, and fighting pests and disease. Create the flower garden of your dreams with this comprehensive reference.