Want to Become an Amazing Gardener? These Books Are Must-Reads

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So you wish you had a green thumb. 

You want a huge garden that produces gorgeous vegetables. You want a flower garden that belongs in a magazine.

You want to make dishes in your kitchen using ingredients that you grew!

But…you don’t know the first thing about compost, soil or planting seasons.

We hear you.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favorite gardening books.

These reads will help you get in touch with the soil and show you how to become the gardener you always knew you could be.

Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

By Mel Bartholomew

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It doesn’t matter if you have a dozen acres or half an acre of land—you can grow an amazing garden.

And Mel Bartholomew can show you how.

Square Foot Gardening—now in its 2nd edition, with over 2 million copies sold—is considered by many to be the premiere text on home gardening.

Bartholomew will teach you how to create rich soil, control pests and give your garden the best chance for a long, productive life.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Systems

By Edward C. Smith

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Edward C. Smith’s W-O-R-D system is comprised of four unique principles: Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, Deep Soil.

And in The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, Smith shows his readers how to combine these principles to create the absolute best possible vegetable garden.

You’ll learn how to cultivate excellent soil. You’ll learn how to steel your garden against pests and disease. You’ll even learn how to grow vegetables that have impeccable taste, color and appearance.

The Royal Horticulture Society’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, 4th Edition

Editor-in-Chief: Christopher Brickell

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Perhaps the most definitive reference book on gardening ever written, the A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a must for all gardeners, new and old.

It has over 15,000 plant entries—with plant kingdom, flower type and common problems included with each entry. You’ll also get unique growing advice for each plant type.

This is truly the most comprehensive plant-growing guide in the world.

How to Grow More Vegetables, 8th Edition

By John Jeavons

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Originally published in 2002, John Jeavons’ outstanding How to Grow More Vegetables is now in its 8th edition and is just as useful as ever.

Featuring innovative eco-friendly and sustainable growing techniques, the text will show you how to use all-organic gardening methods to build a top-quality, high-yield vegetable garden.

What makes How to Grow truly unique, however, is its multi-garden advice.

Whether you’re starting out with a small backyard garden or are interested in small-scale commercial produce, this book is a must-read.

Find the Perfect Piece of Land Today

So you have the gardening books and the ambition.

Do you have the perfect piece of land?

If not, Hurdle Land and Realty can help you find it.

We have a variety of plots available in Tennesse, Georgia and South Carolina—any of which would be perfect for planting an amazing high-yield garden.

Contact Hurdle to learn more about our land—and start your journey towards gardening bliss.