Here is a list of my favorite websites and books about gardening which have helped me on my journey trying to create a successful indoor vegetable garden. Indoor gardening relies on the traditional principles of farming, greenhouse gardening and outdoor gardening. There’s a lot of knowledge that goes into this!
- The Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Page. Incredibly helpful in depth coverage of all things gardening. A great place to start.
- The Spruce Their gardening section is chock full of reliable and detailed information.
- Gardening Know How. I especially like this site for pollinating certain species, or off the beaten track advice such as “How to grow your own toilet paper“. Great in times of need.
- Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden. By Erin Benzakein. This is the book that got me started. It’s inspiring, and extremely thorough, with lovely photography throughout. Even if you have no interest in gardening, this book is a delight. You immediately want to move to Washington and start growing armloads of Dahlias.
- Gardening Under Lights. By Leslie Halleck. It’s subtitled, “the complete guide for indoor growers”. ‘Nuff said. This book has all of the scientific background you could ever need. It is a little intimidating and geared towards the serious growers, but also can appeal to the gardening beginner. This book is truly an exhaustive resource, and also the source of the “light period” information on my plant pages.
- Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook. By the Old Farmer’s Almanac. This is a lightweight and handy reference on the basics of growing each vegetable.
- The Botanical Bible. By Sonya Patel Ellis. This is an encyclopedia of plant knowledge. My favorite chapter is actually the chapter on botanical art. It’s probably more information than you could actually read but it makes for a great conversation starter. Filled with interesting botanical facts.
- Grow Cook Eat. By Willi Galloway. This is a beautifully photographed guide to growing the vegetables we cook with. Includes lots of growing tips and recipes.