There’s always more to learn about growing vegetables and just as many ways to make it fun and fascinating. If you’re a reading gardener, these recently published books about vegetable gardening will be a fresh addition to your gardening library.
Vegetable Garden Books to Munch on This Fall
We think it’s time to talk about books on vegetable gardening that have been published recently. There’s always something new to learn about growing vegetables and there’s nothing more comforting on a cool day than thumbing through books on vegetable gardening as we wait for the next spring planting season. So, if you’re into growing vegetables and need some current vegetable gardening info, read on.
Books about Vegetable Gardening
- Charles Dowding, a world-renowned expert, writer, and grower of organic vegetables, released a book in 2019 entitled How to Create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch (Second edition). If you’re starting fresh and need to know how to get your garden planted or how to eliminate pesky weeds, this book is written by a master in garden experimentation. He has developed solutions to many gardening questions and broke ground (forgive the pun) with his research on no-dig gardening.
- If you need a concise guide for planting a garden bed, look into Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month. You’ll be happy to follow along as Huw Richards offers sequential gardening tips – how to transition between crops, seasons, and harvests.
- Maybe you know all about garden vegetables. Think again. Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun is a journey into varieties of veggies we didn’t know we could grow. Award-winning author and gardener, Niki Jabbour is into growing exotic and delicious edibles like cucamelons and luffa gourds, celtuce, and minutina. You will be fascinated by the unusual possibilities described in this book.
- Would you like to see your kids take an interest in gardening? Check out Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. The great garden adventures described in this book for you and your children will instill a lifelong love of gardening in them. A deeply experienced and educated gardener, Lovejoy will guide you and your kids in learning to experiment and explore. She’s also a delightful watercolor artist whose beautiful and whimsical illustrations will enhance the gardening ventures of gardeners of all ages.
- Grow Your Own Tea: The Complete Guide to Cultivating, Harvesting, and Preparing by Christine Parks and Susan M. Walcott. Okay, tea may not be a vegetable, but this book is a compendium of tea history, illustrations, and guidance for growing tea at home. Exploring tea outlets around the world, details on tea properties and varieties, and what it takes to grow it yourself makes this book a fascinating addition to your garden library, as well as a great gift for your favorite tea drinker.
We may be dependent on the internet for much of our garden-related information, but books on vegetable gardening will always be our best friends and companions for quiet times and new discoveries.