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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Favorite Garden Books

Seeing how I am stuck inside  (we have had 6.5" of rain in 24 hrs) and spring fever had hit me this past week, it's hard thinking about anything else and what I am going to do next out in the veggie patch.
So beside trying to sew today, I have been going through a few of my favorite garden books to satisfy that urge.
Now this book was my first garden book I bought beside a subscription to Organic Gardening back in the 70's.
 Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
This book was first publish in 1981 and that was the year I purchase mine and has been updated a couple of years ago. I used this method and in a way still do. But back in California I lived in the suburbs and did not have much space. This book is perfect  for backyard gardening 


The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith is an excellent resource on almost all the veggie you will plant. Gives info on planting requirements, companion plants good and bad, what to expect when growing and some favorite varieties. 

 Then these two are very helpful companion to my collection. The Ortho Problem solver is actually what it is. Help diagnosis disease's, pests and growing conditions you could be lacking in your beds.

The Vegetable Gardener's Handbook has week by week  suggestion on what to in the garden.
 These are a couple of pages for examples of what is inside the book.
I try to be organize and this format is perfect for me. You can add to their suggestions, like what you like to grow, your zone, etc.

I hope this is something you might want to check out and see if they can help you in the veggie patch like they have me.
I have link this to My Simple Country Living Garden Showcase
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1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you shared the books in your arsenal. I own a few of them and had been wondering about the Vegetable Gardener's Handbook. It sounds like it's exactly what I want. Thank you.

    Heidi

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