I have a few fantastic gardening resources that I regularly refer to when I have questions about plants, plant life cycles, or basic gardening questions.

Gardening Books

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible – I like that this book has information on how to go from seed to harvest with pages dedicated to almost every vegetable you could be interested in growing. It provides expert information for every level of gardener.

Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest – This is an informative book with a month-to-month gardening guide and tips on watering, harvesting, pest control, all directed to gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. I’m in Seattle, zone 8b. If you’re not in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll want to find the book with advice geared towards your hardiness zone. Timber Press publishes a regional vegetable gardening series.

Gardening Websites

The National Gardening Association – This website is an extensive collection of everything you ever need to learn about gardening. There are teaching resources, links to gardening tools and apps, forums to ask questions, and a comprehensive plants database. 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac – This is an oldie but goodie. The Old Farmer’s Almanac was founded in 1792. Mr grandmama got her almanac every year. A reference book published once a year in September. It is filled with information and gardening tips for seasonal events along with daily astronomical events. If you swear by best days for planting based on certain moon phases or celestial events, along with other gardening tips, this website is for you.

The Spruce – offers advice on everything for the home. From home décor to entertaining, to gardening and home repair. The outdoor and gardening section is full of exciting how-tos and unique gardening advice.

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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