Great gar­den­ing reads

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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lin­coln’s Mother and Other Botan­i­cal Atroc­i­ties By Amy Ste­wart

If you are a fan of Agatha Christie you will know that the gar­den was of­ten used as her “murder weapon” of choice. Learn about how dif­fer­ent plants affect us, from the deadly, il­le­gal, in­tox­i­cat­ing and dan­ger­ous, to the painful, de­struc­tive and of­fen­sive. From keep­ing your chil­dren and pets safe to in­ter­est­ing sto­ries that made these plants in­fa­mous, this is an en­ter­tain­ing read from cover to cover.

The Com­plete Guide to Sav­ing Seeds By Robert E. Gough and Ch­eryl Moore-gough

This com­pre­hen­sive guide of­fers all you need to know about gath­er­ing, pre­par­ing and plant­ing your seeds. Ex­plained in sim­ple lan­guage, gar­den­ers of any ex­pe­ri­ence will un­der­stand the en­tire process, from ba­sic plant bi­ol­ogy to ap­pro­pri­ate seed stor­age and prop­a­ga­tion. This hus­band and wife team have a wealth of ed­u­ca­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence to share, so that you can en­joy your favourite gar­den plants year af­ter year.

Ver­ti­cal Veg­eta­bles and Fruit: Cre­ative Gar­den­ing Tech­niques for Grow­ing Up In Small Spa­ces By Rhonda Mass­ing­ham Hart

Take your gar­den­ing to a higher level! We’ve al­ways known how to grow toma­toes and pole beans ver­ti­cally but there are many other plants that you can grow ver­ti­cally to save on hor­i­zon­tal space. Full of help­ful tips on pro­tect­ing from in­sects and mak­ing har­vest­ing eas­ier, this book def­i­nitely makes you re­think how you can grow your own food.

The Can­ning Kitchen By Amy Bronee

A fresh look at the tra­di­tion we all love! This book gives you all the con­fi­dence you need to take on ev­ery can­ning idea that you could imag­ine. Step-by-step in­struc­tions with beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy makes your can­ning ex­pe­ri­ence a com­plete suc­cess. In­cludes 101 recipes, from clas­sics like Straw­berry Rhubarb Jam to newer trend­ing recipes like Salted Caramel Pear But­ter.

Liv­ing With Plants: A Guide to In­door Gar­den­ing By So­phie Lee

Go Green with this in­for­ma­tion­packed book on house­plants. Learn how to pick the right plant for each room in your home and to rec­og­nize early signs of plant trou­ble and how to deal with them. DIY projects like macramé hang­ers to make your own ter­rar­i­ums are scat­tered through­out the pages. Liv­ing With Plants is a beau­ti­ful man­ual that will in­spire you to bring the beauty of na­ture in­doors.

The Plant Recipe Book By Bay­lor Chap­man

A great ad­di­tion to any gar­dener’s li­brary. Mini-con­tainer gar­dens have a longevity that cut flow­ers can­not beat. Fol­low clearly num­bered in­struc­tions that will have you cre­at­ing stun­ning, liv­ing plant dé­cor in no time. The book of­fers 100 “recipes”, from tra­di­tional pots to plant­ing un­der glass.

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