If you’re thinking about starting a garden or expanding the growing space you currently have, there are SO many great resources for gardening and homesteading out there! And while I know I can find a blog post or a YouTube video on most things, I just love to have a good gardening book that I can hold in my hand, look at beautiful pictures, and dog-ear the pages. (Or do you find folding the corners offensive?? ;) I gathered up the books from my bookshelf to share with you some of my favorites. So here are my current 15 must have gardening books for beginners, homesteaders, and beyond!
I’ve grouped them in categories, so that you can easily see whether it’s a book you’re interested in or not.
Beginner or Garden Planning Books
Herbs and Medicinal Plant Books
Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency Books
Year Round Gardening Books
There are about a zillion more gardening books in the world, but these are some of my faves. I have to say, the Family Garden Plan by Melissa K. Norris is one of my top recommendations, especially if you are new to gardening and looking to grow as much food as you can for your family.