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Best Gardening Books- Beginner to Market Gardener

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I would not have become the gardener I am today without gardening books.

Although you can look up anything gardening related quickly on google, gardening books have great purpose. You can cozy up with them during the winter months and they’re written by expert gardeners.

Best Gardening books for beginners to seasoned market gardeners

I’ll share my personal favorite gardening books starting from beginner to advanced. I’ll also share some of my favorite permaculture books because I love applying permaculture to our garden so much.

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The Starter Vegetable Gardens is such a fantastic resource for beginner gardeners.

Such a fantastic gardening book!!

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

Even if you’re not interested in year-round gardening, this book by Niki Jabbour is great for beginners. She tells you how to grow every vegetable whether it’s spring or summer. For those that want to dive deeper into year-round gardening, then you can learn how to use season extenders etc.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition. Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Gardener gifts to love: Floret Farm Cut Flower BookFloret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Beginner organic gardening books

Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden

Week by Week Gardener’s Handbook

Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

The New Organic Grower, 3rd Edition. A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 30th Anniversary Edition. 

I’ve learned so much from Eliot Coleman. I also have his Four Season Harvest and the Winter Harvest Handbook. He was a pioneer to the year-round gardening movement, for both home gardening and market growing.

If you love heirloom gardening the founders of Baker Creek Seeds wrote this great heirloom gardening book.

Permaculture Books

The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture 

The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People

Market Gardener Books

These books are great for people that want to grow a lot of food like our family. We’re trying to feed our family with a food garden, so you’re basically gardening on a large scale. Market gardeners often sell their produce, but families and homesteaders will preserve for the off-season.

The Market GardenerA Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

The Permaculture Market Garden: A Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-systems Farm Business

Do you have a favorite gardening book?

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  1. Hi there! I am a new-ish follower to your blog. This is such a helpful post! I have some of these books, some of them are on my wishlist, and a few of them are completely new to me. Can’t wait to check them out. Thanks for this great list.

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