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This week’s featured books are all about gardening!

Fall is in the air! Well…. it is if you get up really early before the sun rises. Anyway it is the perfect time to start preparations for a fall garden. We have just the book to help whether you are a novice or a pro just looking for some new ideas. This week we will be showcasing a few of our gardening books. The only condition for checking out one of these books (beside a current library account) is that the library staff gets a sample of the fresh garden produce. Laugh out loud. To view our whole collection visit our online catalog at: https://driscoll.biblionix.com/catalog/.If you are interested in viewing what’s new at the library click on the “what’s new” tab in the right hand corner of our online catalog. We are also available to help you by phone at 830-663-2993.
The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith – Harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, and grow broccoli on a balcony! Best-selling author Ed Smith shows you everything you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from choosing the right plants and selecting appropriate containers through controlling pests without chemicals and harvesting fresh vegetables.
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew – The best feature of this book is that “anyone,” “anywhere” can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.
Herbs by Lesley Bremness – Describes the characteristics and uses of more than ninety herbs, offers advice on their cultivation and harvesting, and includes recipes featuring herbs.
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Deborah L. Martin – Develop mature compost right in your garden.With your plants and compost living together from the beginning, your garden will become a nourishing and organic environment that encourages growth and sustainability. You’ll also find that the enriched soil requires less tending, weeding, and mulching, so you can do less back-breaking work for the same lush, beautiful results.
Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners by Tammy Wylie – Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens―and how easy creating them can be.A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden.
How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits by John Jeavons – A classic in the field of sustainable gardening this book shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it’s just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food.