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Post  middlemamma on 7/10/2010, 2:51 am

Other than Mel's of course.

I like having reference material. What I want is a book, or books that teach me about the individual plants and their needs. Geared toward vegtables is great. Also towards attracting bees and butterflies. I like pictures...I am a very visual person.

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Post  Chopper on 7/10/2010, 3:16 am

I would be lost without Sunset's Western Garden Guide and I believe it covers Idaho. It has pics but is pretty broad in scope.

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Post  silverbug on 7/10/2010, 7:39 am

I just picked up and have been loving, Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver (the best and latest advice for beating pests, diseases, and wees and staying a step ahead of trouble in the garden). It's got an alphabetized listing of common veggies, their needs, a variety of common and some not so common ailments, the best way to start plants, keep them healthy, etc...It's not a huge tome, it's practical, and I've been using it nearly daily just to enjoy for future garden planning and to see what I need to do if I choose to be more proactive about my pest problems, etc....LOVE it and think it's the best book purchase I've made, second to Mel's SFG book.

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Post  camprn on 7/10/2010, 8:26 am

There are a few previous posts about gardening reference books.
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