|Someone should ask this question once a year
||[Jul. 3rd, 2011|10:47 am]
Organic Gardening - Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables
Usually once a year someone asks the community what there favorite gardening book is. I'm grateful for this question, since many of you introduced me to John Seymore last year. |
For me, the most useful gardening book I ever read, and one that I still follow, was the 1985 edition of John Jeavons "How to grow more vegetables..." I'm starting over with a new garden, and I finally have enough compost to follow his initial recommendation for fertilizing a first time double dug bed. That is, a yard of compost, 100 pounds of aged manure ten pounds of greensand, ten pounds of rock phosphate, a pound each of dried kelp, black wood ashes and bone meal. Its a lot of effort, but it sure does work.
So what is your favorite gardening book?