We’re keen organic gardeners, and work hard to keep our soil healthy and work with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden. It’s important to have access to good information right from the beginning though, so we’ve compiled a list of the top ten selling organic gardening books on Amazon to help new gardeners and provide extra tips for experienced growers.
Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way [Paperback] by Charles Dowding
This second edition of Charles’ successful bestseller, Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way features new photographs and more tips and advice.
Organic Gardening (Royal Horticultural Society’s Encyclopaedia of Practical Gardening)
Illustrated with step-by-step artworks, this guide dispels myths about organic gardening and explains all aspects of organic garden management, including the planning of an organically-balanced environment, soil preparation, pests and diseases, weed control, crop care and cultivation, and also contains a year-round checklist for instant season-by-season planning.
Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners
Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, Allotment Gardening is packed with advice: from choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce. Part One covers: tools; planning and clearing the site; soil, crop rotation; planting and protecting plants; design; growing techniques; common problems; gardener’s calendar. Part Two includes and A-Z of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers; companion planting; storage tips; directory of organic seed suppliers; useful organizations.
Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
“What a great book. So clear and easy to navigate, this would be the ideal book for any beginner. It doesn’t pull any punches, just tells it as it is and is very comprehensive. Highly recommended for both the new gardener an those like me with many years gardening experience.”
The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest & Disease Control (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)
Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and this thoroughly updated edition features the latest science-based recommendations for battling garden problems. With all-new photos of common and recently introduced pests and plant diseases, readers can quickly identify whether they’ve discovered garden friend or foe and what action, if any, they should take.
No other reference includes a wider range of methods for growing and maintaining an organic garden. The plant-by-plant guide features symptoms and solutions for 200 popular plants, including flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fruits. The insect-and- disease encyclopaedia includes a photo identification guide and detailed descriptions of damage readers may see. The extensive coverage of the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products, presented in order of lowest impact to most intensive intervention, makes it easy to choose the best control.