Happy Reading

Instructional Books

Vegetable Gardening

Gardening When it Counts; Growing Food in Hard Times, by Steve Solomon
The Farmer's Wife Guide to Growing a Great Garden and Eating From it Too, by Barbara Doyen
Successful Gardening in the Greater Washington Area, eds. Thomson, Allen, Edwards, and Shaffer
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, by Edward C. Smith
McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container, by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey
How to Grow More Vegetables..., by John Jeavons
Lasagna Gardening, by Patricia Lanza
All-New Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew


The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It, by John Seymour
** I have read a lot more in this category, but none that I really liked.  I detest the recent flood of books that mislead people as to the amount of land required to set up a proper homestead. 

Small-Scale Farming

The New Organic Grower; A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, by Eliot Coleman
The Essential Urban Farmer, by Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal
The Flower Farmer, by Lynn Byczynski


 Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks, by Gail Damerow
Raising Chickens for Dummies, by Kimberley Willis 

Narrative Books

The Dirty Life, by Kristin Kimball
Homestead Year, by Judith Moffett
Paradise Lot, by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates


Market Gardening

Market Gardening: A Start-up Guide, pub ATTRA
Market Vegetable Gardens: Planning for Success, pub WSU Extension Service


Small-Scale Rabbit Production, pub ATTRA



The Compost Guy 
Skippy's Vegetable Garden 
The Garden Professors
Four Green Acres *
Cathy's Big Oak Valley Farm  *

* These last two are, sadly, abandoned, but for a while they were my favorites and gardening doesn't really change all that much.  Take a look at the old posts and enjoy yourself.  And if you write a really excellent blog, please don't get goats.


Florida Hillbilly 
Little Homestead in the Valley
Sustainable Eats


For the Love of Food


Greens and Jeans
That Artist Woman

Friends and Loved Ones

Styling with Renee Michelle
Feminism and Crafts
The Mongo Brain

I'm always looking for more good blogs!   Leave suggestions in the comments.

Gardening with Kids




Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots, by Sharon Lovejoy
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids, by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher

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