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Below is a list of my all time favourite food gardening books, websites and apps. If you have a recommendation or suggestion to share, post details in the comments below.

Books & Publications

The Organic Gardening Handbook

by Brenda Little – ISBN: 1-865-05150-0

No dig gardens, making and using organic soil amendments, companion planting, crop rotation and growing info for specific fruit and veg plants.

The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia

by Louis Glowinski – ISBN: 0-85091-870-7

Covers fruits and nuts for temperate and subtropical areas of Australia.

Tomatoes for Everyone

A Practical Guide to Growing Tomatoes all Year

by Allen Gilbert – ISBN: 1-86447-019-4

My all time favourite gardening book. Written for Australian conditions, it provides detailed information on extending harvests, raising seeds, creating microclimates etc.
Although this book is written about tomatoes, much of the information can be applied to all summer crops.

The Weed Forager’s Handbook

A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia

by Adam Grubb & Annie Raser-Rowland – ISBN: 9781864471212

Discover the finer side of the plants we call weeds. An astonishing number are either edible or medicinal.

The Berry Growers Companion

by Barbara L Bowling – ISBN: 0881927260

Everything you wanted to know about growing berries, varieties, cultivation and planning for continual harvests.

Websites

The following digital resources are all Australian.

Organic schools

A very comprehensive, free education program designed for primary schools to provide lessons and expert information for setting up and maintaining an organic school garden.

Using your school garden for STEM

Science lesson resources for kids from Preschool and Secondary school.

Diggers climate maps

Choosing the right plants for your climate. Cold and heat zones explained.

Gardenate seed sowing calendar

Seed sowing calendar for specific climates.

Dept. Primary Industries NSW

In depth growing information for all sorts of edibles. Information specific to NSW growing conditions.

Apps

Tomato diseases by Hazera

Visual pest and disease identification for tomatoes

Brassica diseases by Hazera

Visual pest and disease identification for brassicas i.e. Cabbages, mustard, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli

Frog ID by Australian Museum

Visual pest and disease identification for brassicas i.e. Cabbages, mustard, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli

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  1. Do you have any great books, apps or resources you would like to share. Post them below…

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