Gardening Book List

Garden Maintenance (for small spaces)

All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space

by Mel Bartholomew

Great pictures and good descriptions

How To Grow More Vegetables

by John Jeavons

Good book for learning to grow more vegetables in less space sustainably

Edible Container Garden: Fresh Food in Small Spaces

by Michael Guerra

good information and a good book to get ideas on container gardening

The Bountiful Container: a container garden of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers

by Rose McGee and Maggie Stuckey

Backyard Harvest; A Year Round Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables

by Jo Whittingham

Compost and Vermicomposting (composting with worms)

Worms Eat My Garbage

by Mary Appelhof

Let It Rot! The Gardener’s Guide to Composting

by Stu Campbell

Harvesting and Basic Info

The Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide

Great for looking up particulars about individual plants at a glance.

Great Garden Companions; A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden

by Sally Cunningham

Pests and Diseases


The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect Disease Control

great pictures and clear descriptions.

Season Extensions

Gardening Under Cover; A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames, and Cloches

by William Head

Four-Season Harvest; Organic vegetables from your home garden all year long

by Eliot Coleman

The Winter Harvest Handbook; Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

by Eliot Coleman

Urban Agriculture

Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

by Lisa Taylor

Edible Landscaping: Now You Can Have Your Gorgeous Garden and Eat It Too!

by Rosalind Creasy

Fresh Food From Small Spaces; Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

by R. J. Ruppenthal

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food; Save Money, Live Better, and Enjoy Life With Food from Your Garden or Orchard

by Monte Burch


The Backyard Berry Book; A Hands-On Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden

by Stella Otto

The Backyard Orchardist; A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden

by Stella Otto

Seed Starting

The New Seed Starter’s Handbook

by Nancy Bubel