My 4 Favorite Gardening Books For ALL Gardeners

My 4 Favorite Gardening Books For ALL Gardeners

I get asked all the time what my favorite books are for gardening. In this episode I answer that by showing you my top 4 favorite gardening books for beginning gardeners and advanced gardeners!
(links listed in order of the episode)
1. vegetable gardening for market gardens –
2. Rodale’s Veg. Garden problem Solver –
3. Guide to growing vegetables in Michigan –
4. Calikim’s 5 Warm weather Veg. Growing Guide – **Use code CALIKIM20 at checkout**
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  1. Elderberry Sprout on August 4, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you for the suggestions I really appreciate the troubleshooting Rodales Vegetable Garden book! That will really come in handy!

  2. Billy Thekid on August 4, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Luke, thank you so much for these recommendations. A few weeks ago I watched a video of yours from a year or so ago where you recommended the Rodale’s Vegetable Garden Problem Solver. After watching that video I ordered the book. I was so impressed by it that I searched for other Rodale titles too. Since then I ordered the Rodale Book of Composting, The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control, and a 1970’s hardcover copy of The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. If I remember correctly, some of these books are now out of print, so I feel very fortunate to own them. Another great source for local information for your viewers may be their respective local county extension website or office. Here in Wisconsin there are a great deal of informative gardening documents available to download for free from the county extension websites.

  3. matanuska high on August 4, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    teaming with microbes, teaming with nutrients, teaming with fungus all written by Jeff lowenfal …three most important books an organic gardener should have..

  4. CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on August 4, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Luke – thanks so much for the shout out – so happy to hear that you enjoyed my eBook, and learned from it too! In my eBook, I go into in detail on quick, simple and inexpensive gardening tips, how-to’s for 5 warm weather veggies, more detail than I have time to do in my videos. This way folks have it all written down to take out in the garden with them, and can refer to it often.

    I also have the Vegetable Garden Problem Solver – one of my fav resources as well!

  5. Kenneth Moravec on August 4, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Spring gardening starts in October

  6. Robbie Summerour on August 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you Luke for all your knowledge and encouragement. I have watched and enjoyed your videos for several years now. Along with Cali videos you too sharing a wonderful support of each other. Great Job.

    I am 60 years old and will not stop learning. I am in the Master Gardeners program now in Chatt TN. Loving it. I have gardened for a lot of years. I have become a certified Straw Bale Gardener and have presented that concept at one of the MG mtg and I am listed as a speaker and demo at the next TN Master Gardener EXPO. Because of physical limitation in my current career grooming dogs for the last 45 years, I have decided to shift careers. I am in the process of turning our acre lot into a small Urban Farm, where I hope to be able to encourage others to garden. Thank you

  7. Janice B on August 4, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    That’s great of you to promo CaliKim’s e book. I’ll go check it out. As a beginner, I picked up a few generalized gardening books on the cheap, that I found from yard sales. I like the Better Homes and Gardens Complete guide to Gardening as a quick reference because it includes limited info on a vast variety of plants organized by veg, herbs, annuals, perennials, trees. Now,  I’m interested in purchasing the Square foot gardening book, because I keep hearing so much reference to it, and it would be a great quick reference for spacing. Also, interesting is the Straw-bale gardening book, a method I’ve done with good results. I’ve heard tell you can use hay bales too, but choose straw if you have a choice.

  8. PinkChucky15 on August 4, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Great recommendations! I know I’ve definitely heard you talk before about the Rodale’s book 🙂

  9. Rachel Price on August 4, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for the info! I love gardening books and learning new things. I’m especially curious to get the problem solver book! Thanks!

  10. Anika Somerville on August 4, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    hey luke! have you thought about doing a giveaway when you reach 100k subs?? Its getting close! Good for you!

  11. Foodie Laura on August 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    It is such a good time of year for reading up. My Mom kept the gardening related books on a special shelf in the front room for easy access, when I was a child I had no interest in them at all but now I love to borrow them and pour over the details. She swears by The Reader Digest My Gardening Year and I’ve recently been going through it, it’s a good one

  12. Tiffany Grogan on August 4, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    nice shirt. im cant remember the guys name

  13. Everything Sunflowers and more! on August 4, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    I have her and love it!! I use it as a reference book all the time!!!

  14. Sonya Harris on August 4, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Excited for the soon-to-be-released Foodscape Revolution, by Brie Arthur also. Thanks for the book suggestions!!!

  15. Enoch River on August 4, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Lotsa Cali Kim shout outs lately…She is great!

  16. Butterfliez Suburban Garden on August 4, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    HelliMIgardner, I went to Calikim from your link and purchased her book. However, it will not download. Do you have any suggestions on what to do. Also, I want thank you and your wife, I am a newbe at gardening and your YouTube videos have fantastic in the knowledge you and your wife share. Thank you

  17. Margie Tucker on August 4, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    For fellow Texas gardeners, get Neil Sperry’s "Complete Guide to Texas Gardening". (Neil He’s an extremely knowledgeable Texas gardener, and he has an awesome, informative website as well. Gardening is a whole different animal down here.

  18. Sansa Stark on August 4, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    I’m a bit of both, but I love books. I love to have a book in my hand when I need the information. It’s sort of a bummer that there’s nothing really for me written for North or South Dakota.

  19. Automaster23 on August 4, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    You should write a book. I’d buy it.

  20. Steve McDermott on August 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks Luke,  I have purchased Kim’s book, I look forward to reading it… looks great.. Awesome video..  cheers!

  21. Au Tay on August 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    i think you need to write you own book, i like science in the garden fro a tittle lol.

  22. Kimberly Guimond on August 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Time to write your own book

  23. Kelly Richardson on August 5, 2022 at 12:02 am

    for those of us growing in southern Arizona, check out books by George Brookbank. He’s absolutely amazing!

  24. Janice B on August 5, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Pretty sure this is the first we’ve seen you wearing glasses. Playing into the bookworm role. lol

  25. MartinPickers on August 5, 2022 at 12:07 am

    I see you bought one of John’s shirts

  26. Dennis Dingemanse on August 5, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Most valuable for me is: Secrets Of The Soil (new solutions for restoring our planet). ISBN 1-890693-24-3.

  27. Ritika singh chauhan on August 5, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Can you please make a pdf and send it please please please please 😔😔😔 it is very very costly for me I can’t afford this please

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