MY TOP 5 BOOKS ON GARDENING & FARMING

MY TOP 5 BOOKS ON GARDENING & FARMING

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50 Comments

  1. Alon zoE on July 18, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Thanks Bro for the recommendations! Just ordered 3 of these books!

  2. Fawaz Dabas on July 18, 2021 at 2:31 am

    could you recommend any books on microgreens?

  3. Jane Storer on July 18, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Charles Dowding has written 9 books. He’s in the UK and so some of his content is probably leaning more towards the UK climate and his soil conditions. But he has many You Tube videos on his methods which are in keeping with the no dig method and minimal interruption of the soil. Just a thought Curtis. 🙂

  4. Marcus Schleifer on July 18, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Maybe you are interested also in the books of charles dowding. he lives in england and produce vegetable without any engine driven tool and make a living for many years. his technics are very well for homegardners. i like your channel very much, thanks

  5. Southern California Gardening on July 18, 2021 at 2:35 am

    👍

  6. George McConnell on July 18, 2021 at 2:38 am

    any suggestions on books for people who live in apartment complex’s? I want to grow and possibly do aeroponics in my apartment

  7. sstimac on July 18, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Your book is on my top five list. It’s fantastic.

  8. andrew barlow on July 18, 2021 at 2:39 am

    I have the one at your left hand. Great book

  9. Big Belle Farm on July 18, 2021 at 2:40 am

    The Year Round Vegetable Gardener (2011) by Niki Jabbour is a useful addition to a gardening library, especially for those living in a cold climate.

  10. JD Border Collies and Corgis on July 18, 2021 at 2:40 am

    do u ever sell squash blossoms

  11. Squid Pickle on July 18, 2021 at 2:42 am

    sustainable market farming Pam Dawling

  12. Mighty Microbes on July 18, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Teaming with microbes! Opens a whole new world! This breaks down the science of how nutrients are cycled organically and the different organisms that make it work. It’s all a symbiotic relationship. Learn the science and you’ll grow good crops! @theorganicpharmer on Instagram if you have any questions! Keep on growing folks!

  13. Outside and Alive on July 18, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I have jm’s book very informational inspired me to buy a farm

  14. www.MuscadinesAndMore.com on July 18, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Off the subject. Where can one buy turkey manure in larger than 5# bags???

  15. Abhishek Singh on July 18, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Hi, the books you mentioned, do they hold good for a climate like India as well? I live in North India where summer and winters are extreme.

  16. علاوي الاماره on July 18, 2021 at 2:48 am

    ترجمو لنا يا عرب

  17. Sandeep Singh on July 18, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Hello friend, which book would be most relevant in a zone 3 environment? Im in Winnipeg and the season is short here.

    I already have your book and want a book that has more information about extending the season.

    Thanks.

  18. UnicornSpirit on July 18, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Thank you for sharing these! I was literally thinking about what books to find on gardening.

  19. RD Kitchen Garden on July 18, 2021 at 2:51 am

    great selection of books. Have a marvellous day

  20. MrEndzo on July 18, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Do you know any book on gardening for tropical climate?

  21. Patricia S on July 18, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I have used the Vegetable Gardener’s Bible since I started gardening and bought it for a friend. Has so much info in one book. I drag it everywhere when I’m planning and planting but that means I’ve left it out in the rain a time or two. :'(
    I’m struggling currently with where to build my greenhouse for microgreen production. I have a good spot on my back porch but it is not south facing and gets a fair amount of shade. The roof is bad, so was thinking of replacing it with greenhouse glass. But full sun in another spot seems too hot for them. Thoughts?

  22. Steps to Happiness on July 18, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Gais Garden – Toby Hemingway – homescale permaculture type growing but there are things in there that can be applied commercially.
    No Dig – Charles Dowding
    Yours and JM!
    Growing Green – Iain Tollhurst – UK grower that focuses on green manures and stock free growing.
    One that I haven’t read but want to is Intelligent Gardener, forgot author name, about balancing nutrients in soil. I suppose on that front, soil books also, like teeming with microbes etc 🙂

  23. Tom Mathews on July 18, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I like your list…..The Four Season Gardener by Coleman is also a good choice.

  24. vinod yadav on July 18, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Crop production books in hindi

  25. gone2tex on July 18, 2021 at 2:54 am

    I read a book about 30 years ago when I was just starting to garden on the French Intensive Method in which double digging was one of the principle parts of the method. It said it was developed in the 1890’s to mimic a land slide which people noticed had larger and faster growing plants than areas of unmoved earth. So no, I do not believe John Jeavons is old enough to have invented double digging. I tried French Intensive (to develop the soil) but the 5 foot wide beds are difficult to reach into. I then combined that with Square Foot Gardening for plant spacing and it worked pretty well as the 4 foot beds with Square Foot are easier, but getting harder the more I age. But you are right that it is just too much work for a commercial operation which I am looking to move into as a retirement income.

  26. Dennis Totman on July 18, 2021 at 2:55 am

    As I know it, Alan Chadwick was the father of double-digging, bio-dynamic French intensive gardening.

  27. ivy and roses on July 18, 2021 at 2:57 am

    I have all the books here including yours.
    I have taken the best parts of each book that match my context and made a .pdf book including a search function.
    It was worth the time to have my own personal growers almanac.
    😆 😆

  28. 93VIDEO on July 18, 2021 at 2:58 am

    JM Fortier est un grand !

  29. melanie elayaperuma on July 18, 2021 at 3:00 am

    I really need a gardening book and my mother promised me that she will buy me one but if she dosnt i have no choice to burn down the house using Dino mite

  30. Django Apple on July 18, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Carrots Love Tomatoes

  31. Rachid Mesbah on July 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    An amazing book that I highly recommend for non-commercial gardeners is Will Bonsalls Essential Guide to Radical, Self-reliant gardening. Truly sustainable agriculture in rough conditions.

    Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

    Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

  32. 4philipp on July 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Good book list. One guy I like is Charles Dowding from England. He does no dig backyard farming. Got a YouTube Chanel by the same name and published around 7 books.

  33. Old Fangled on July 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    I’ma gonna buy them

  34. MicroUrb on July 18, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Curtis, Is that a cucumber vine behind you? If so, are you growing those commercially or for personal consumption?

  35. Heather Mitchell-Adams on July 18, 2021 at 3:10 am

    I have 3/5 of those!  I have some others I haven’t looked @ in awhile, and the titles seem familiar…..possible I have the lot!

  36. Johanna Jahnel on July 18, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Hi can someone give me a clue – I’d like to buy Curtis’ book on urban farming. Now there’s a canadian and a usa version – what’s the difference? Is it in the use of miles and feet and yards and meters and so on? I’m from Germany so I’m used to the metric system… would one of those versions be preferable? Thanks to anyone who knows 😉 Love your work Curtis! Thank you!!

  37. TheDesertFarmer on July 18, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I definitely have to buy your book, seems like that would be my best source and Jean Martins. Hopefully I get to see you in November here in Arizona!

  38. Mariano Semelman on July 18, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for sharing! Would you add the list of books in the description?

  39. upsidedown on July 18, 2021 at 3:17 am

    I second The Lean Farm. Great book.

  40. Roger Hart on July 18, 2021 at 3:17 am

    I just started The Market Gardener and I love it! Trying to get debt free and than buy a 5-10 acre piece of land so I can eliminate harmful pesticides from the equation. Your videos are so inspiring always Curtis and I thank you so much for your knowledge n dedication!

  41. Amy on July 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Huge request from a black thumb. Is there any way you might consider doing step by step, "figure out the problem" videos where black thumbs like me can send pictures and notes on plants we’re slowly killing to figure out what to do to save them and help them thrive!? 🙏🏻Please!

  42. maximusfuscus on July 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Great job Curtis. I have some finances in place and planning to move to Kelowna from Calgary, Antarctica. Sorry, Alberta:). Would you say there is enough market or would you see others as competition? Thanks and keep it up!

  43. richi Kake on July 18, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Sir I have empty space.. At Backside of house.. Its just. Like basketball court…
    I w at to grow my own vegetables and fruits..
    Can you tell me the best books.. To farming

  44. Permaculture Playground on July 18, 2021 at 3:21 am

    Making Small Farms Work by Richard Perkins is great for the I guess we could call it medium sized farm (10acres he is on I think).
    It’s a lot more permaculture oriented but that is obviously because his scale makes thay possible yet still make good money, it would be quite a challence and I dare even say impossible to even come close to your figures with a purely permaculture focussed business on just half a acre.

  45. Deb Cobern on July 18, 2021 at 3:23 am

    I agree on your picks although I ended up donating my "Grow More Vegetables…" away. Another favorite of mine is Gaias Garden by the late Toby Hemenway. I’ve reread it more times than I can count. I guess my second is Jean-Martin Fortier Market Gardening too. That is another I frequently reread. I must buy your book now as I didn’t know you had one!

  46. Cole Michalski on July 18, 2021 at 3:25 am

    6:30 that is one of the wisest god damn things I’ve heard.

  47. Thomas Robson on July 18, 2021 at 3:26 am

    You your self is/are inspiring…:-)I do agree with you for the most part about bloggers, but I hope your not including the vloggers in that group..:-)

  48. Katelyn Bailey on July 18, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Love your list!

    Also like:
    -Miraculous Abundance
    -The One Straw Revolution
    -Gaia’s Garden

  49. DifferentNickel on July 18, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Curtis! I have a question.. do you know of any books that include wild farming AND wild foraging in the same book cover to cover? I have a bushcraft camp ready to be tilled.

  50. cucurbitfan on July 18, 2021 at 3:28 am

    tY

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