3/16/09 Question of the Week.
Do you have a favorite garden book or two that you reference frequently?
Though I have a collection of gardening books there are only 2 books that are my favorites and that I usually reference numerous times throughout the year.
The first is Reader's Digest New Illustrated Guide to Gardening(Copyright 2000)
It has everything in it. Pruning, propagating, perennial, annuals, tropicals, weeds, pests, diseases...you name it.
A second one I reference frequently is The New Fred Wiche Lawn and Garden Almanac The author, Fred Wiche (rip) was from Louisville (30 miles south of here) and the book is set up by month to month things to do in the garden as well as forcing bulbs, and some other misc things. It includes a handy crop timetable that shows the proper planting times for veggies and then the expected harvesting times. It includes a vegetable planting guide for spacing, thinning, and planting depth.
So, do you ever pull out your favorite gardening book, curl up, and read up on things? What is it? I might need one too.