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Post  llama momma on 3/9/2014, 4:37 pm

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Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  Vash_the_Stampede on 9/4/2014, 11:32 pm

Hello,

Lots of great reading options. I think I'll get that Rodale's guide to composting for sure and probably 1 of the Eliot Coleman books as well.

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Post  camprn on 10/27/2014, 12:23 pm

Bump. 
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Go to the beginning of the thread. Please write any about books you may have found useful and would recommend.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 12/26/2014, 8:36 am

Beautiful photos, how to's and recipes. A fun book for those of us who are expanding from the boxes to the entire yard.


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Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/26/2014, 9:11 am

Oh, yes!  I found this at the library, CC.  It's wonderful!  (And goes well with your slippers, lol)

Another good one is Carrots Love Tomatoes.
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Post  sanderson on 12/26/2014, 4:02 pm

Every year, I tell my kids not to get anything for Ken and I.  We are at that stage where we have everything.  This year I gave in to a DIL and told her this was the only thing I had been considering.  Page 28 SFG plus a photo.
I thought it may be good because it provides varieties for our climates.
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/28/2014, 9:51 am

I have so many books on gardening now,that I am putting a binder together and making notes on tips that I can use, along with the plants I'll grow.
This way I can have it where needed and read just what I want...
I think it'll work for me as long as I remember to take it out of the rain
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Post  talentetta on 4/6/2015, 10:59 pm

i found Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" an eye opener into why we should eat local. She chronicles her family's year long adventure in doing that in Southwest VA. I never gave much thought to eating produce trucked across the world for me to eat at any time. There is a reason eating from your own SFG is the way to go! Read it on my phone as a library download. First book I tried that with, now I love to have an easy to carry book at all times.

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Post  sanderson on 4/7/2015, 2:04 am

@jimmy cee wrote: a binder together and making notes. I think it'll work for me as long as I remember to take it out of the rain

Reminds me. I recently planted the cantaloup and winter squash seeds and watered, including the seed packets! Thank goodness I had put the seeds in 2" x 2" ziplock baggies.

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Post  sanderson on 1/12/2016, 2:27 pm

Bump. Some of you have recently posted that you bought new/used gardening books. Please post them here or they will get lost in other posts. Thanks

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Post  trolleydriver on 1/12/2016, 2:39 pm

- "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" by Niki Jabbour, 2011 (I borrowed this from my local library)

- ""Grocery Gardening" by Jean Ann Van Krevelen, 2009 (I bought this one at a discount book store)
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Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  littlesapphire on 1/12/2016, 8:21 pm

I just bought The Fruit Gardener's Bible.



It's kind of basic, but that's what I needed.  I'm pretty much a newb as far as fruit goes, even though I've been growing it for many years, lol.
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Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/12/2016, 10:52 pm

from my library:  

Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman--may need to buy this one

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries by   Andrea Bellamy, more of a pretty container gardening thing, photos are goregeous, some ideas, nothing much new though

and the original Mel's book, spacing issues with potatoes...BTW, he does not mention potatoes in that tome....no taters  

Relative value?  Four Season Harvest, despite the whole "we went to France n the same latitude blah blah..." he does have tons of valuable back to the homesteading type info that is really great!  And I like his stuff about schedules, and succession planting which I have never done really.  I might buy this one. study


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Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  jimmy cee on 1/13/2016, 7:50 am

A very interesting and informative read on what is going on down below within the area of your plants roots.
For me, this book and the one on attracting beneficial bugs  has changed the way I do gardening.
Hopefully it's for the better.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/13/2016, 7:48 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Beautiful photos, how to's and recipes. A fun book for those of us who are expanding from the boxes to the entire yard.


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/14/2016, 4:57 pm

It's a great book, SR! I found a copy at the library...
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/14/2016, 6:56 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:It's a great book, SR!  I found a copy at the library...

I will ask!
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Post  StrongAsMeat on 5/8/2016, 7:36 am

Food to Grow 



I bought this book when it came out, he's the weatherman on a breakfast TV show we love, and it's what got me interested in trying my hand at gardening. It's chocked full of great info. I've moved on to the ANSFG but this is still worth a read
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/8/2016, 9:24 am

Looks like a good read! That is my winter "gardening"= reading about gardening! Lol!
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Post  mlpii66 on 3/25/2017, 11:20 am

@camprn wrote:I think I am putting this book Winter Harvest Handbook on my gift wish list.
A little late to the discussion but an excellent choice.  I keep the local libraries copy out almost all the time!  I should just break down and buy it.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 3/25/2017, 11:49 am

@mlpii66 wrote:
@camprn wrote:I think I am putting this book Winter Harvest Handbook on my gift wish list.
A little late to the discussion but an excellent choice.  I keep the local libraries copy out almost all the time!  I should just break down and buy it.
Just got this out from my library! Smile
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Post  mlpii66 on 3/25/2017, 2:32 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:
@mlpii66 wrote:
@camprn wrote:I think I am putting this book Winter Harvest Handbook on my gift wish list.
A little late to the discussion but an excellent choice.  I keep the local libraries copy out almost all the time!  I should just break down and buy it.
Just got this out from my library! Smile
Let me know what you think about it.  I've read articles by him from '70's & 80's Organic Gardening Magazine he seems to have stayed fairly true to course.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/25/2017, 8:25 pm

I own "Four Season Harvest" by Eliot Coleman, it is in my opinion, a must own for northern climers.  I don't currently own a cold frame, but it is my goal to build one.  He has tons of great tips for plants that are built to take the cold, not just shelter options. For example, I had never heard of Mache, or Corn Salad, until I read his 4 Seasons book.  Planted a few last fall, they SURVIVED with no protection at all.  Zero.  And it is the sweetest, nuttiest, best tasting little green I have ever tasted ever,  did I say EVER?  I mean yum.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 3/30/2017, 6:59 pm

Loved the Winter Harvest Handbook! I own and read the Four-Season Harvest book (1999 revised, expanded version)  last year, before winter. In some ways I wish I’d also read WHH before this past winter, in other ways I’m glad I didn’t because I would have been disappointed with how little winter-gardening I did. I needed to start small and get a feel for things. I feel like between what I had read *about* this book, and what I got at Mother of a Hubbard (http://www.motherofahubbard.com/category/winter-vegetable-gardening/), I made a good first foray into winter gardening.

I liked the list of 30 cold-hardy vegetables. The sowing/harvesting scheduling scattered throughout the book which would frustrate me if not for the nice summarized table in my copy of the 4SH book. The book was more focused on farmers than gardeners, but still had plenty of useful information, and I took quite a few notes. The greenhouse rotations described were very impressive – I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around them – too much for a 2D diagram. I liked all the trial comparisons they made; I’d love to know about what’s been done since the book came out in 2009. I was able to find that the PVA covers they mentioned became available as Tufbell, but is now DIO-Betalon. I appreciated the chapter on ‘shallow’ vs ‘deep’ organic gardening, it's a useful way of thinking about the current meaning vs philosophy of "organic." (But an actual discussion on that would be better placed in the organic gardening section of the forum so I'll stop there.)
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Post  llama momma on 3/30/2017, 7:31 pm

For gardeners who also have chickens - written by Lisa Steele, author of Fresh Eggs Daily, 170 pages

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