635. Books on gardening crops (horticulture)
Terra Brockman The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm, 2009.
In the Mackinaw River Valley of central Illinois, five generations of the Brockman family raise food while nourishing the land. Terra Brockman chronicles a year in the life of the farm, from planting seeds to preserving the harvest. She gives us science, stories, and recipes about farming seasons everywhere.
Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook: From the Garden to the Table in 120 Recipes, 2013.
Renowned organic gardeners Damrosch and Coleman provide over a hundred recipes with a step-by-step garden guide so you can grow the fruits, vegetables, and herbs to use in them yourself.
Amy Goldman The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower’s Guide to Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds, 2004.
Amy Goldman shares the histories and culinary possibilities of all squash varieties. She tells you how to grow, harvest, and save the seeds of both common and uncommon squashes. Then she offers recipes for cooking them.
Mira Locher Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Mauno, Japan’s Leading Garden Designer, 2012.
Mira Locher provides over 400 drawings and photographs to cover the work of Zen Buddhist priest and Japanese garden designer Shunmyo Masuno. Thirty-seven of his projects are featured.
Jonathan Pliska A Garden for the President: A History of the White House Grounds, 2016.
The oldest ornamental landscape in the U.S. is at the White House in Washington, D.C. Originally envisioned as property of the American people who would have the right to enjoy the grounds, the 18-acre gardens are now limited to the president and presidential family. Jonathan Pliska examines the landscape and its uses through the years.
Stephanie Rose Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden & Your Life, 2015.
Author, speaker, and organic gardener Stephanie Rose provides over 40 projects to help you showcase your garden every season. She also gives gardening tips and advice so you can grow the materials they require.
Ernest Small Culinary Herbs for Short-Season Gardeners, 2002.
If you live in USDA zones 1-5 where the growing seasons are short, Ernest Small advises you on the best herbs to plant. He uncovers the best methods to protect and help them thrive.
Amy Stoss The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People, 2018.
If you have a yard, you can have a small farm says permaculture gardener Amy Stoss. She shows you how to grow your own food, no matter the condition of your yard in just 15 minutes per day.
Eric Toensmeier Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles, 2007.
If you dream of having a garden but don’t want the hassle of yearly tilling, potting, and planting, Eric Toensmeier instructs you on how to raise edible perennials for your diet. From asparagus to ramps, he will help you raise, tend, and cook over 100 species of these plants.
Cheryl Wilfong Garden Wisdom 365 Days, 2017.
If you love to garden or just want peace of mind, master gardener Cheryl Wilfong can show you can have both. Her methods will help you relax and increase your happiness.
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