FREE Gardening Books

gardening booksYesterday, I gave you a few suggestions for some gardening books you might want to take a look at or put on your holiday list. (I know I have my eye on a couple of them.)

Today as a little pre-holiday “gift” from me, I have a list of some Kindle gardening books that are available for free.

See if there’s anything that interests you in this list.

Free Gardening Books

Amateur Gardencraft A Book for the Home-Maker and Garden Lover

From a reviewer: “I love this book! Although older it still is a great read. . . . I enjoyed reading about a lot of my favorite heirloom varieties grown back in the early 1900′s that I grow today. I also learned of many I have never heard of. I especially found some of his planting ideas and advice unique as well as interesting. . . .”

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

From the reviews: “This little book, written nearly 100 years ago, is still just what the doctor ordered to help both beginning and professional gardeners grow better herbs. The slightly stilted, old-fashioned language is a very comfortable match to the subject matter. Be prepared to discover the histories of herbs, how to cultivate and harvest them, how to use them to add flavor to soups, stews, salads, and meats.”

Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring Quick Cash Crops and How to Grow Them

This is — like the others here — an older book, but to quote a reviewer,  “I am gonna grow my first vegetable garden this year. Everybody says you have to fertilize the ground for a garden so I got this book to learn how to use manure in my garden. It has other useful information about vegetable plants too. This book is old but I found all the necessary information I need to know to fertilize my garden and I did not have to spend a penny on the book. “

Gardening Indoors and Under Glass A Practical Guide to the Planting, Care and Propagation of House Plants, and to the Construction and Management of Hotbed, Coldframe and Small Greenhouse

From the reviews:  “This book predates Genetically modified seeds by about 100 years. The tips are extremely practical. If the reader is aware that the book is written in 1912, I think they can enjoy it. For a gardener of passion, like myself, I just loved the tone and words.”

Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

From a reviewer: “Simple, interesting, and informative with some great references for further reading.”

Home Vegetable Gardening -a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use

F.F. Rockwell wrote this no-nonsense guide in the early 1900s for “those who understand the significance of home-grown foods to surviving and thriving in difficult times.”

Organic Gardener’s Composting

Praise from one reviewer: “Actually it’s the only one I’ve read but still I have to say that it moved me from the rank of pretty good gardener to somewhere in the realm of master gardener.”

Small Gardens and How to Make the Most of Them

“A good book for the beginner to help plan a small garden.”

gardening books

I know that some of these books are old, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have useful information.

I also realize that I’ve posted some of them before, but there are a number of readers who missed those posts, so . . .

Anyway, these books are absolutely free, and who can’t use some free gardening information?

I hope you find a book or two that interests you. And, if you have friends looking for gardening tips and advice, please feel free to share this post with them.


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