The first full week of spring has passed and in some parts of the U.S. gardening is in full swing! Seedlings are ready to be planted, the second wave of flowers and trees are in bloom and I am ready to get started! I know better though, since I live in gardening zone 7b (Nashville, TN. area), which means a few more frigid nights before planting can begin. To help pass the time, I’ve been reading two books on vegetable gardening, which I’ll share with you today along with a giveaway for each. 

Create your Best Garden Ever!

Create your Best Garden Ever book giveaway

My thanks to Quarto Books for the complimentary copy of The Complete Guide to Vegetable Gardening and Vegetable Gardening Made Easy, and for hosting a giveaway for each. All opinions and love of gardening are my own. 

I usually do a separate blog post per book I’m reviewing and giving away, but I’ve decided to combine these two books because they cover the same topic, vegetable gardening and I want to get copies to giveaway winners as soon as possible.

Book One: 

About Gardening Know How: The Complete Guide to Vegetable Gardening - Create, Cultivate, and Care for Your Perfect Edible Garden:

Gardening Know How: Vegetable Gardening Book

I’m so excited to share the first vegetable book from Gardening Know How! This site is the most-visited gardening resource with over 195 million unique website visitors per year and over 900,000 followers on social media, myself included. 

Gardening Know How – The Complete Guide to Vegetable Gardening is here to answer your every veggie-growing question, from asparagus planting to zucchini pest control and everything in between.

Detailed plant profiles offer specific cultivation information and unique growing tips for each vegetable crop, allowing you to pick and choose which crops to grow based on your climate and personal preference.

This indispensable handbook for vegetable gardeners includes the essential information you need to succeed, along with expert tips and real-world advice to smooth the many inevitable bumps on the road to a productive edible garden.

QR codes throughout the book guide you to even more available resources on the Gardening Know How website. Plus, lush, full-color photos highlight the beauty and value of homegrown harvests from backyard gardens, both large and small.

Highlights Include:

  • Planting plans for maximizing succession planting
  • Soil-building expertise from the pros
  • Budget-friendly garden design ideas and inspiration
  • Seed- starting and transplanting information
  • Know-how on filling raised beds and containers
  • Tips for companion planting
  • Guidance on feeding, watering, and mulching your veggie plants
  • Recommendations on the best varieties to grow
  • Harvesting advice for dozens of different vegetables

My Thoughts:

I’ve loved flipping through this book and exploring all the ways I can succeed with vegetable gardening. It’s one of those books where you utilize the glossary often, so you can quickly find information on your current topic of interest. You can learn more about this book at  

Book Two:

Vegetable Gardening Made Easy Book

About Vegetable Gardening Made Easy: Simple Tips & Tricks to Grow Your Best Garden Ever ∙ By Resh Gala, 192 pages, Cool Springs Press: 

Get ready to supercharge your food garden and reduce your workload with over 80 detailed solutions, techniques, and methods that resolve some of gardening’s most common challenges. 

Illustrated with gorgeous photographs of inspiring gardens, projects in process, and tempting homegrown vegetables, and authored by Resh Gala, a professional kitchen garden designer, Vegetable Gardening Made Easy is filled with valuable advice every food gardener can use.

Highlights Include:

  • Adding healthy biodiversity to your soil and boosting it with micronutrients
  • Growing straighter carrots, spicier peppers, and plumper radishes
  • Pruning tomatoes to enhance yields
  • Hand-pollinating cucumbers and squash for higher production
  • Choosing which crops to grow based on your space and needs
  • Creative ways to sow tiny seeds
  • Simple how-tos for preparing your harvest
  • Storing onions, garlic, and potatoes long-term
  • What to do when your plants turn yellow, have holes, or look sickly

 No matter the size of your garden or your experience level, backyard veggie gardeners can use the practical information found inside to grow a more productive (and beautiful!) edible garden. Discover an abundance of useful tidbits on everything from designing the garden and starting from seed to maximizing production, managing pests naturally, and preserving the harvest.


My Thoughts:

I love that Resh is a professional kitchen gardener, with a fun, approachable way of sharing helpful vegetable gardening tips. She says:

 “My whole purpose in writing this book is to help you become a better gardener, instill a love of growing food, taking the confusion away so you can enjoy bountiful harvests while feeling a sense of accomplishment and empowerment that you grew your own food.” 

I think most gardeners want that feeling of accomplishment and empowerment! You can learn more about this book at  

Win  It: 

Two Vegetable Gardening Books to win

Thanks to today's sponsor, Quarto Books, one lucky reader will receive a paperback copy of  The Complete Guide To Vegetable Gardening, OR a hardbound copy of Vegetable Gardening Made Easy. You must state which book you’d prefer in comments to this blog post. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. Please read the full terms below before entering. I will check! Thank you. 


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, the sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on the entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel.

And the winners are...

 Tina G.
 Heather V.

Please share in comments: Which book would you prefer to receive if you win this giveaway?

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