I created a resource page for you to come to for your homesteading needs. There are a LOT of gardening books out there and I haven’t read them all- because I value sleep and other free time- but I have suggested the best of the Best! This is a short list of the ones that are the most powerful and informative. I add to this page when I am introduced to new & helpful resources. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference & convenience. Enjoy!


The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity. Warm up a cup of tea or coffee, pull up and chair and read this book. You’ll feel as if you’ve just spend an afternoon with your favorite seasoned gardening friend who shows you new ways to think about the same common garden plants and activities we’ve seen around year after year.




How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You … (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains,). This is the book that took my gardening level from average to incredible. This book has essential ideas for everyone from the beginner to advanced grower. Take your gardening to the next level with this book. Amazing detail reference pages for those who like to geek out with numbers and data.



Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre. If starting your homestead or adding elements to your homestead is your goal this year, then you should read this book. The text covers a lot of information and has excellent pictures to illustrate the concepts.



The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming. This book is excellent for those looking to expand production and to start or improve your gardening system for selling produce to local markets. Great for intermediate to advanced gardeners.



Its time to get your garden growing!


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