What Gardening Book Would You Recommend for Beginners?

Reader Contribution by Staff
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Looking to beef up your gardening library? Lucky for you, there are heaps of great resources out there. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch (Workman Publishing Co., 1988; available for sale at Mother Earth Shopping)
  • Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by William Woys Weaver (now on CD-ROM; available for sale at Mother Earth Shopping)
  • The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Barbara Pleasant and (Storey, 2008; available for sale at Mother Earth Shopping)

But we want to know which gardening books you think are best for beginners? If someone has never had the opportunity to grow a garden, what books would you recommend they read? And what about helpful websites? Please post your responses in the comments section below.