Gardening Resources Page

Gardening is a great way to make sure your family has the best food available for the the least cost. Gardening can be very expensive but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve listed below some of our favorite resources to help you get the most out of your garden for the least amount of money.

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The Gardening Notebook is the ultimate gardening tool. With over 120 printable pages, you’ll find all that you need to create a custom gardening notebook. This one of our ebooks and it’s exactly what we use to keep track of our garden plans and layout from year to year, the varieties that did well and those that didn’t, projects that we are working on and their costs and growing tips for all the fruits and vegetables we grow. If I could only own one gardening tool, this would be it.




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There are lots of great gardening book out there. I’ve listed a few of my favorites here. The thing about keeping a gardening notebook is that you don’t have to own a lot of books. Check them out from the library and take notes.

The All You Can Eat Vegetable Garden by Cam Mathers – If I lost all my books, this would be the first one I’d replace

Grow Fruit by Alan Buckingham – This would be the second one I’d replace

Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

You Grow Girl by Gayla Trail – if you live in an apartment, this is the book you need

Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail – another small space gardening book but even if you have lots of space there’s some good information in here
Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew – probably the original small space gardener but even if you have lots a room this is a good read with information that you can glean
Growing Tasty Tropical Fruits by Laurelynn and Byron Martin – the authors are co-owners of Logee’s Tropical Plants in Connecticut.  If you don’t live in a tropical location but want to grow some tropical plants this book will inspire you.
Eat Your Yard by Nan Chase – this book has some great ideas for turning your yard from ornamental or edible
The Home Orchard by Cem Akin – this is a great overview of how to plant and manage a home orchard.  It does not have
much information about specific fruit trees.
Born Again Dirt by Noah Sanders – this book written from a Biblical worldview of farming…very thought provoking
American Grown by Michele Obama – this book is about the community of gardening.  There’s a great section that
highlights real community gardens.
The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere and Emilee Gettle – the authors are the owner of Baker Creek Seeds
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden – this book is the actual 1906 nature journal of Edith Holden filled with drawing and journal entries.  If you aspire to keep a beautiful nature journal this will inspire you.
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids by Whitney Cohen – great ideas for getting kids in the garden
Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening by Greg Grant – this book lists varieties that grow well in Texas for each fruit or vegetable
The Texas Bug Book by Howard Garrett – this book list all the bugs you can find in Texas (with photos) and tells whether they are good or bad for your garden and if they are bad what to do to get rid of them organically.  Although this is written for Texas I bet most of the bugs are the same for rest of the country.
If you are gardening in Texas any book by Howard Garrett will be of great help. Here’s a list of some of them.