This time of year can seem dreary, with all the grey days, but Spring is truly right around the corner. Exciting times are ahead, it’s time for garden planning. Now this can be a daunting task for any gardener, new or seasoned, it is easy to be distracted by all the gorgeous seed catalogs and all the possibilities. I have struggled for years to reign in my seed purchasing and scale back my new plant adventures to make our garden a place we truly eat from and fill our coffers for the Winter. I have a couple of suggestions for great gardening books that can help with both planning your garden beds and planning your gardening time.
My first must own is: The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook: Make the Most of Your Growing Season by Ron and Jennifer Kujawski. I open this book literally every Spring. This is an easy to follow, gardening plan, arranged week by week. They have left the dates blank for you to fill depending on your growing zone. Once these dates are in, you are ready for every gardening season. This book will tell you when to plant from seed and when to transplant outside. It also has wonderful projects like building cold frames and how to make your own weedkiller. Every three to four weeks there is space in this handbook for you to take notes. The spiral binding makes the book easy to lie flat while following along with a project or jotting down some gardening notes.
So jump into the dirt with both feet! And keep growing! For more information, click the link below.