My Favorite Gardening Book

Feel blessed, I’m revealing to you my secret weapon when it comes to gardening. Not that my garden is fabulous, but still, I grow a good chunk of our food. Here it is…***drumroll***

The Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour. I have the original 1979 version but there is a newer version available as well. It is truly the best and most comprehensive gardening resource I have found. My copy has a near permanent place on my nightstand and I constantly refer to it. This time of year it gets a lot of use as I plan for our 2010 garden. I’ll try to share bits and pieces as I go.

Are your thoughts on spring? What are you going to different with your garden this year than ever before? Cutting back? Expanding? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


3 thoughts on “My Favorite Gardening Book

  1. Farmer's Daughter

    I’m going to be relinquishing some control over my garden this spring… Not sure if I’ll start seeds indoors this year or if the baby will keep me too busy. Perhaps I’ll buy seedlings this summer. I’d like Ed to keep the garden up, but spring and summer he’s busy clamming most weekends, so I’m not sure how it’ll do. I’m lowering my expectations, but hoping to make up for it by getting out to the farmer’s markets with the baby when they begin in May.

  2. Lindsay

    Wow! Thanks for sharing your secret, don’t worry, it’s safe with me 🙂

    I hope I can find it! I looked on the Canadian Amazon but the only one I found was “The new Self Sufficient Gardener”.

    I am thinking that I would really love to grow potatoes (true Irish girl), carrots, onions, garlic, strawberries, cucumbers, and hopefully some strawberries. My boyfriend is ADAMENT about trying to grow a giant pumpkin……I’m going to try to talk him out of it though…ha ha!

    Question: Do you think it is better to grow your garden by seed, or grow a seed and transplant?

    Can’t wait for your Garden updates!

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