It's still raining here. We've had continual floods and yesterday a light dusting of snow. Spring is very, very late! So I've been browsing Amazon for some garden books to, hopefully, give me some kind of gardening experience through reading. I thought I would pass along the four that most interested me.
The first book I came across was Your Backyard Herbal Garden, a guide to over 50 herbs plus how to use them in cooking, crafts, companion planting, and more. I can always learn something new in this area. I have been planting and using herbs for about 35 years and there is always something else to learn. Herbs are simply amazing!
The second book that interested me was Lasgana Gardening. Well, who could go wrong with a title like that? But I was immediately drawn to the subtitle -- No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding. This book is all about layering for a little-to-no work garden. Is that possible? I'm not sure. I'll have to look into it.
Great Garden Companions is a book about how to plant a pest-free, disease free garden by using certain flowers and herbs among your vegetables. Nature has a great plan so you can avoid chemicals, and the author, Sally Jean Cunningham, is eager to teach us all about it.
Vertical Gardening is something I began to look into last year. We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, and squash vertically. Some worked and others did not. I need to find out what I did wrong.
Some of these books are available on Kindle through Amazon and Android epubs are available through other Internet sites like Kobo.com or ebooks.com.
Sitting back in my easy chair, browsing garden books is almost as good as being outside in the sunshine and dirt. Well, not really, but it's all I've got for now.
You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite