Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by GardenGal Today at 2:14 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:31 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:00 pm

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by yolos Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:21 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:12 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 12/7/2016, 9:43 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/7/2016, 9:41 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by Kelejan 12/7/2016, 5:19 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/7/2016, 11:48 am

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Other Gardening Books!

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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

Sanderson,
 

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4642
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.

thanks

Vash_the_Stampede

Male Posts : 54
Join date : 2014-03-14
Location : Pacific Northwest

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  camprn on 10/27/2014, 12:23 pm

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

____________________________

40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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.


CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5377
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3779
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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.

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12277
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1848
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Non-reference book to read

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.

talentetta

Female Posts : 30
Join date : 2015-02-14
Location : Prince William County, VA Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12277
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12277
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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)

trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 2199
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.

littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

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


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 1/12/2016, 10:54 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo)

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3810
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.


jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1848
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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.


CC

I am interested in this, CC! Thanks cheers

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3810
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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

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

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3779
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

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!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3810
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

bump

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

StrongAsMeat

Male Posts : 76
Join date : 2016-03-23
Age : 42
Location : Belleville Ontario CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/8/2016, 9:24 am

Looks like a good read! That is my winter "gardening"= reading about gardening! Lol!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3810
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Other Gardening Books!

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:42 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum