Books are still a priceless resource even in the digital age where information is available anytime with just the click of a button. Call me old-fashioned, but I have an entire bookshelf stocked with good quality gardening and homesteading books.
I regularly pull out my collection of books out and use them: For garden planning, as a reference for the plants I grow, or to get new ideas. My little home library has proven to be an invaluable resource many times. Sure, I can always run to the Internet to find information I might need, but there is something to be said for having your own personal library of gardening books. I like the way a book feels in my hand; and best of all, I can make notes and write in them.
And, let’s face it – you might not always be able to get online to get important information! One of top reasons I garden is to grow food for my family in the event of an extended emergency or crisis. I want to prepare my family for a potential long-term food emergency. In the case of such an event, it’s unlikely that the internet (or electricity for that matter) would be available to me. I would still need access to quality resources to help me grow my own food. That’s why I buy good gardening books!
But I won’t buy just any book out there. I’m very choosy about the books I spend my hard earned money on. Not every book out there is worth the paper it is printed on. At Heirloom Solutions, we carry some of the best gardening books available. Some of them are more widely known books, and others are rare gems we find as we source our seeds. But you can count on one thing – if we carry it, we think it’s a good resource for your home gardening library!
This week I’d like to share with you one of my favorite books for that I use regularly as a fall and winter resource for gardening:
The Winter Harvest Handbook – Year-round Vegetable Production Using Deep-organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
This book is an excellent resource and no gardening library should be without it. Eliot Coleman is a farming expert. He helped start the local and sustainable food movement and still gardens at his world-renowned organic farm in Maine.
In The Winter Harvest Handbook, Coleman describes his unique organic methods for raising crops even in the coldest temperatures. If you live in a cold climate and love to garden – and want to grow food during all 4 seasons – this book is a must have! This book focuses on using deep-organic methods and also teaches you how to grow food in the dead of winter without a heated greenhouse. Coleman’s expert advice will teach you how to grow your own produce during the winter season, even in extreme climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”
This book gives clear, easy-to-follow information on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and more. The book will be an extremely valuable resource to home gardeners, small farmers, and homesteaders who want to expand their gardening skills across all seasons.
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