Spring has been pretty elusive this year. A few mild, sunny days followed by cold, damp nights and even some snow squalls (!!) make it seem like Spring hasn’t quite decided to take the reins from Winter.
However, this is the perfect time to start dreaming about your garden. And we’ve got some reading material for your brain to chew on while we wait for Spring to get her act together.
- Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden A great primer for new gardeners—everything you need to know to get started.
- Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening The classic on companion planting & the simplest strategy to keep insects out of your garden and grow healthier, more productive plants.
- Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden A jaw-droppingly gorgeous book from the country’s most famous flower farmer. Her Instagram will knock your socks off too. She’s been on a daffodil kick lately and it’s amazing.
- Weedless Gardening: the Hassle-Free All Organic System
Ecologically responsible soil-building techniques that also reduce the need for weeding?? Yes, please! This former ag researcher gives you the science plus the practical game-plan.
This is the first of two parts on getting ready for gardening season. Next up: great new resources for garden planning. Look for it May 1st.