Good Books For Gardeners

Having a good gardening book is like having a good friend that’s there when you need them. In an unknown situation,  it’s nice to know they’re only a phone call text message away. These are my 3 favorite gardening books at the moment.



If You Ain’t First, You’re Last

Similar to knowing your hardiness zone, it’s also crucial to know your first and last frost dates. Gardening, especially vegetable, revolve around these dates.

Most seed packets or store bought plants will come with instructions based on hardiness zone and/or average first or last frost date. For your best chance of success, follow these instructions.


Seed Packet Kale
This seed packet instructs to sow outside 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost date.




Know Your Zone

Gardening 101 – Know Your Zone.

Basically, the country is divided into “Hardiness Zones” and they matter.

The zones are based on weather and indicate what plants will grow well in your zone and when.

To find your zone enter your zip code in the USDA hardiness zone map.

After this, research your zone to make informed decisions about what to plant in your garden and when.