Which gardening book do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Niss, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Gaia's Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture - Toby Hemenway

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  2. Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) - Stev

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  3. The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times - Carol Deppe

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  4. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening--Wit

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  5. None of the above, see below for my answer...

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  1. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year was my first year with a garden as an adult. The results were mixed, better than expected since I talked myself in to expecting zero, lol. I want to grow a bigger chuck of our food in years to come (I've already got the chicken thing going, obviously), and could use some guidance. I've done some looking on Amazon, and based on reviews these ones seem likely to have some of what I need. I can't afford them all, so which, if any, would you recommend?

    Edit to add I live in Western PA, and looking at my choices you may have guessed I want to add more trees and bushes. I want to understand self sustaining methods, but am not gardening organically.
     
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  2. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An alternative to spending a ton on books would be visiting BYC's sister site on gardening. Lot's of good hands on advice from people around the country.

    http://www.theeasygarden.com/forum/
     
  3. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I feel the internet has all the info you could need. No one book can give all the info so I just search online for any questions I may have.
     
  5. swampdonkey

    swampdonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    i would suggest the square foot garden. serious results from a small area, with small water / feeding / effort. intensive. always something ready to eat....i use it, and i have 30 acres. do multiple beds. i do plow and plant large crops like corn and southern peas in the ground, but thats just because it takes so much room to grow these plants. a small return for the room invested. JMHO
     
  6. chinky5

    chinky5 Just Hatched

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    I borrowed "Gardening With Children" by Beth Richardson, from the library and I really enjoy it. So much so, that I just ordered it off of Amazon. I know, pretty basic, but it covers lots of topics and is very easy to understand. It is a bit outdated but fun to chuckle at some of the clothes...some I even wore. Another good one, is "Homegrown" by Marta Teegen.
     
  7. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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