Must-Have Books for Homesteading and Gardening

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Are you interested in homesteading or gardening? If so, you’ll need to have a few essential books on your shelf. In this post, we’ll share our top picks for books that will help you get started with these activities. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced homesteader or gardener, these books are sure to be helpful!

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Gardening Books

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables

If you have never grown anything this is a great place to start!!

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

If you want to grow a specific vegetable Jill will walk you through how to do it. 

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Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

This is a great book if you are wanting to make your yard/homestead more sustainable. Very easy to understand and implement.   

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The Pollinator Victory Garden

Pollinators are the backbone of any garden and orchard so why not include them in your garden planning.  This book will help you decide what to grow. 

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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds

Love this book for its tips and tricks on saving and sharing seeds with others. 

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Gaia’s Garden:A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

This is a very in depth guide to permaculture. 

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Homesteading Books

The First-Time Homesteader

Jess breaks it down into practicable, actionable steps. 

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The Rooted Life

Justin is great at motivating you to build that homestead. 1% each day adds up to big results. 

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The Sustainable Homestead

Haven’t read this one yet but Angela is a great speaker and a wealth of knowledge. 

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Polyface Micro: Success with Livestock on a Homestead Scale

Great book for anyone looking to get into livestock on their homestead. 

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In the Kitchen

Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Great place to start with sourdough.  The recipes are the BEST!!!

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Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

When it comes to preserving this is the BIBLE!!  If you can get your hands on an original copy you wont regret it. If you can’t this version is good too. 

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The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

Simple recipes for the old fashion kitchen.  If you weren’t passed down the staples from your grandmother (I didn’t get them either) this book will be your best friend. 

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With these books on hand, you’ll be fully equipped to face anything that comes your way as a homesteader or gardener. They will provide you with the information and inspiration you need to take your skills to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Start reading today and see how your homesteading or gardening journey unfolds!

Did I miss a good book? Let me know in the comments below if you come across a great gardening and/or homesteading book that I missed. I am always looking for more to read. 

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