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 – http://amzn.to/2kxOQF6
2. Rodale’s Veg. Garden problem Solver – http://amzn.to/2l4J9Mc
3. Guide to growing vegetables in Michigan –
http://amzn.to/2l5YOu3
4. Calikim’s 5 Warm weather Veg. Growing Guide – https://calikimgardenandhome.com/calikims-products/ **Use code CALIKIM20 at checkout**
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27 Comments

  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 Sperry.com). 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 to.me.please please please please please 😔😔😔 it is very very costly for me I can’t afford this please

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