Books To Give You Winter Gardening Tips & Advice
Most of us associate the warmer months of the year with an abundance of fresh produce. Cucumbers, beets, strawberries, peaches, you name it — warm seasons tend to usher in the opportunity to grow your garden full of delicious, fresh plants.
If you’re an avid gardener, then those seasons are made up of a mixture of hard-work and bliss. The opportunity to get your hands dirty outside while tending to seedlings is both relaxing and fulfilling. However, when the winter begins to creep in, you may begin to feel empty without a garden to tend to.
What if you didn’t have to stop gardening in the winter though? It’s true. There’s an alternative to traditional summer gardening that’s picking up popularity — and fast. A lesser-known fact is that plenty of your favorite plants can be grown during the coldest months. Winter gardening is the perfect option for every devoted gardener.
So where should you start? While there’s similarities between winter gardening and traditional gardening, there are definitely differences as well. The best way to learn how to properly garden in the winter is by reading the following comprehensive winter garden books:
If you’re an organizer, than The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is perfect for you. This book takes you through every week of the year and guides you through managing your gardening schedule and prioritizing what’s important. It also includes weekly to-do lists, which is perfect for those who love checking off lists!
When we think of salads, we usually think of fresh produce found grown the summer months. However, you can now make the most delicious salads all year round with Indoor Salad: How to Grow Vegetables Indoors. With DIY projects and activities for the kids, this guide is perfect for those who are crafty with limited outdoor gardening space.
If you’re a minimalist than you’ll love Backyard Winter Gardening. This book teaches you how to grow produce all winter long the same way people did in the seventeenth century, but in an easier, quicker fashion. It’s a gardening and history lesson in one book — score!
However, if you’re lucky enough to has lots of outdoor space, than perhaps you could consider building a greenhouse. If you’re interested in learning more, check out The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse. The book is packed full of tips on growing traditionally warm-weather crops year round. Give it a read!
The Year-Round Vegetable Grower is also a great read for learning how to grow the produce you like anytime! Written by Niki Jabbour, a Nova Scotia native, this books shares simple techniques for growing your favorite foods all year long. Learn how to be successful in your winter gardening with this selection.
Hopefully, this list has helped open your eyes to the world of possibilities that lies in winter gardening. Combined, these books have the power to seriously up your gardening game. Happy reading!