Here are some of the books that have been featured on Empress of Dirt.
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Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things
by Tanya Anderson
Inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health—with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.
Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies
by Jessica Walliser
Minimize disease * Reduce pests * Improve soil fertility * Support pollination
by Niki Jabbour
Niki lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and grows vegetables year-round.
Find out how to plant, what to use to keep your crops protected, and how to keep harvesting veggies even in a cold climate all year long.
Organic Gardening for Everyone
Homegrown Vegetables Made Easy—No Experience Required
If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time-consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide—an “if I can do it, you can do it” case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started.
80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More
by Stephanie Rose
Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money).
A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties
by Matt Mattus
A comprehensive and highly practical study of the art of growing flowers, Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening presents expert tips on growing both annuals and biennials (including native and heirloom species) alongside hundreds of lush photographs.
Gardening Your Front Yard
Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces
by Tara Nolan
Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building front patios and walkways.
The Pollinator Victory Garden
Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, and Other Pollinators
by Kim Eierman
The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals.
by Tara Nolan
The ultimate resource for building and growing in raised garden beds.
Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Pits, Seeds, and More
by Katie Elzer-Peters
The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Vegetables
The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables
by Helen Dove and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
The Kew Guide to Growing Vegetables looks at some of the most common vegetables grown, and also some more unusual edibles. It gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year. From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, Helena Dove, Kew’s Kitchen Gardener shows what can be achieved with a few packets of seed and some fertile ground.
Kitchen Garden Revival
A modern guide to creating a stylish, small-scale, low-maintenance, edible garden
by Nicole Johnsey Burke
Elevate your backyard veggie patch into a work of sophisticated and stylish art. Kitchen Garden Revival guides you through every aspect of kitchen gardening, from design to harvesting—with expert advice from author Nicole Johnsey Burke, founder of Rooted Garden, one of the leading US culinary landscape companies, and Gardenary, an online kitchen gardening education and resource company.
The Complete Book of Ferns
Indoors • Outdoors • Growing • Crafting • History & Lore
by Mobee Weinstein
The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms
Everything You Need to Know, from Foraging to Cultivating
by Britt Bunyard and Tavis Lynch
The Beginner’s Guide to Mushrooms is your ultimate guide to mycology. Whether you’ve never picked a mushroom before in your life or you’ve been cultivating mushrooms at home for ages, the expert advice in this comprehensive mushroom manual will transform your practice.
Shrubs and Hedges
Discover, Grow, and Care for the World’s Most Popular Plants
by Eva Monheim
A practical, ordinary person’s guide to choosing, planting, and caring for the world’s most popular plants, Shrubs & Hedges delivers all the know-how you’ll need to grow beautiful, healthy shrubs.
No-Waste Organic Gardening
Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden
by Shawna Coronado
In No-Waste Organic Gardening, author Shawna Coronado guides you toward a more sustainable landscape with dozens of tips, tricks, and solutions that save you time and money—all while saving the planet, too! A revision of Shawna’s previous title, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks, this new book tackles waste-reducing gardening in a clever, accessible way.
Grow Your Own Spices
Harvest homegrown ginger, turmeric, saffron, wasabi, vanilla, cardamom, and other incredible spices — no matter where you live
by Tasha Greer
Illustrated by Greta Moore
In Grow Your Own Spices, author and spice-growing gardener Tasha Greer hands you everything you need to know to grow a thriving spice garden, with practical tips and in-depth advice on cultivating over 30 different spices.
The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening
Grow beautiful vegetables, herbs, and flowers – the easy way!
by Charlie Nardozzi
A lush, productive vegetable, herb, and flower garden doesn’t have to require endless hours of time and unlimited energy. No-dig gardening methods let you keep the rototiller in the shed and focus on what you like best—planting and harvesting!
Fun projects & growing tips for epic indoor plants
by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Grow some of the world’s most unique and beautiful houseplants with this one-of-a-kind guide. Plus, find DIY projects for using houseplants to kick up your decorating skills!
A Family Guide to Terrariums for Kids
Imagination-inspiring Projects to Grow a World in Glass – Build a mini ecosystem!
by Patricia Buzo
Design, plant, and grow a world of your very own—inside a terrarium! Including 15 unique, imagination-inspiring project plans, each accompanied by adorable, full-color photographs, kids and their grown-ups will discover how easy terrariums are to plant and grow.
Complete Container Herb Gardening
Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots
by Sue Goetz
In Complete Container Herb Gardening, herbal guru and certified horticulturist Sue Goetz walks you through the ins and outs of growing these fragrant and flavorful plant treasures in containers.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛