Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Garden Primer.

This afternoon I picked up Barbara Damrosch's The Garden Primer at my local bookstore. It seems like a fairly comprehensive and beginner friendly reference book. The early parts of the book deal with rudimentary topics such as what plants need in order to grow properly, preparing soil, gardening gear, & proper planting methods.

The other parts are laid out by plant specifics- annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, bulbs, fruits, lawns, etc. The vegetable section looked really detailed, going in depth on harvesting and growing tips. With the holidays approaching soon I'm sure this will be the first of various gardening related books I will be delving into in the next few months. Kitchen Gardeners International has a great interview with Barbara Damrosch from March 2008. It can be viewed here!
You can learn more about Barbara, at the Four Season Farm website.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I found this book at a thrift store earlier this fall (where most of my garden library has been developed!) and it is one of my favorites.