Good books for gardening?
February 24, 2010 9:59 AM Subscribe
What are some good introductory gardening, botany/plant biology, herb/herbal medicine, or nutrition books?
General newbie gardener information including propagation,disease, seed collecting, and fertilizer basics.
I'm gonna have me a great big ol' garden this summer and I want to immerse myself in all things planty. First and foremost I am looking for good references for vegetable and herb gardening. They may or may not fit any of these criteria:
Information on specific vegetables/herbs or plant families.
Consideration of organic gardening methods. (I will be leaning a lot toward organic methods but I'm not a purist.)
Ideas/recipes of how to use the vegetable/herb
Gardening in northern (zone 3) climates.
Companion planting and other garden design information
I am also interested in finding some good books in these other areas:
Healthy eating and living
"Country living" books (I want to can food...and I'm going to have chickens!)
Native American plant traditions
I have a background in the health sciences and I don't mind getting geeky and technical.
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