Gardening Books!

June 1, 2021

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Gardening season is upon us! This year, like last year, it has proven very popular. The season got started early due to a temperate Montreal April & garden centers have been selling out! Are you expanding your garden this season? Trying it out for the first time? Is your plot on your balcony? In your window? In a community garden? 

Here are some gardening books we recommend! 

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Of course, your local independent comic book store must always kick things off with a comic book! The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food was just released this year and is a graphic novel guide to growing a vegetable garden, from the seeds to seedlings, to planting, troubleshooting & harvesting.   

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Zero-Waste Gardening: good for city gardeners and the ecologically minded.

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If you're looking for a guide to the challenges and possibilities of sustainable gardening in the city: The Urban Vegetable Patch is for you.

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Modern Container Gardening is for those of us who have a very small outdoor spaces to cultivate... like very small. Balconies. Window Boxes. Singular Pots. 

We feel you fellow (wannabe) gardeners with limited outdoor space!

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Flowers are the best. The Flower Garden covers the basics: growing from seed, how to maximize your space, understanding light, and drying flowers.
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 Grow Tomatoes. Grow Beets. Grow Carrots. Grow Flowers. Grow Green!

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In addition to the tips in Vegetable Gardening Wisdom there are helpful and inspiring quotes from plant-loving folks, including from store favorite novelist Jamaica Kincaid.

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Moon Gardening is a holistic approach to the garden and being aware of the interrelatedness of the soil, plants, and vegetables. The book brings a spiritual aspect to the meditative art of gardening, emphasizing the influence of lunar cycles and other invisible energies, on the garden.

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Garden gnomes approve of Regrown: How to Grow Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps! 

What gardening books have inspired you? 

All books featured are available from our online store. We ship Canada-wide, deliver by bike locally and offer prepaid pickup and limited in store browsing.