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Vegetables, herbs & fruit : an illustrated encyclopedia by Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew (2006)

This is an excellent reference source for growing vegetables, herbs and fruit. Each entry contains most of the following information: history, varieties, cultivation, companion planting, recipes, medicinal uses, pest and diseases, warnings, and other uses. This encyclopedia is well organized and illustrated, and thorough. Check catalog for availability


Reader's Digest organic gardening for the 21st century : A complete guide to growing vetables, fruits, herbs and flowers by John Fedor ; consultant, Bob Sherman of HDRA ; photography by Steven Wooster (2001)

This book defines organic gardening and its importance. It follows with a discussion about soils and compost, and what they are. Next the book explains the importance of planning your garden and what you will plant when. Lastly, the reader will find instructions on tending their gardens and a directory of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Check catalog for availability


Midwest top 10 garden guide by Blodgett and the editors of Sunset Books (2004)

This beautiful book helps readers choose from a wide variety of plants, shrubs, trees and more that are suitable for Midwest gardens and landscapes. Readers will easily find favorites listed, when and where to plant, and how to care for their new green friends. Check catalog for availability


The plant finder : the right plants for every garden by senior consultants, Tony Rodd and Geoff Bryant ; [editors, Loretta Barnard ... [et al.]] (2007)

This book isn't kidding when it states that it contains "the right plants for every garden." Gardeners will find approximately 1,000 pages of illustrations and information for almost anything that can be planted into the ground. It would be difficult to locate a resource that is more comprehensive than this one. Check catalog for availability


You grow girl : the groundbreaking guide to gardening by by Gayla Trail ; illustrations by Leela Corman (2005)

From the author's website, "You Grow Girlâ„¢...speaks to a new kind of gardener, seeking to redefine the modern world relationship to plants. This contemporary, laid-back approach to gardening places equal importance on environmentalism, style, affordability, art, and humour." Gayla's book is written in the same fun, humorous style and full of useful information for any gardening girl... or boy. Check catalog for availability

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