Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Garden books

I decided that we needed some good reference books for the garden so I invested in some last week and they arrived yesterday. I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to books, I always have been that way, even as a kid, I preferred the bookstore over the candy store. That may explain was I was never very popular among my classmates.

Our new garden books
Anyway, I chose four books to get me started. Two of them were the required books for the urban farming class that they are offering at City College. I would have liked to take the class but it was full with a waiting list a mile long by the time I got around to registering so I decided just to get the books and try to register for the class again next semester.

The Vegetable Growers Handbook by Frank Tozer

Gardening When it Counts; Growing Food in Hard Times by  Steve Solomon
The other two books were suggestions from my friend, Janet Glover, who is one of the most talented organic vegetable gardeners I've never met.

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening  
Trowel & Error by Sharon Lovejoy
Trowel and Error is the only one I've had enough time to thumb through yet and so far it's really good. Just like Janet said, at first glace it looks like a silly little book but once you get into it, it is packed with valuable information and inspiration. I also love the quotes that are randomly placed throughout it like; "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it." by John Ruskin

I'll share more about what I think about the value of these books after I have some time to spend with them.

Gidget wonders if there is anything in these books to help her capture the bird she is looking at.

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