There are six free gardening ebooks being offered today.
The first is ‘Growing Herbs Indoors’ by Lee Anne Dobbins This short book seems very thorough, even though it only details seven herbs; it tells how much light, water, humidity, and fertilizer they need, what kind of soil to use, and preventing problems by making sure the air circulation and drainage needs are met. Formatting is very good.
The next two come from the ‘doctor garden’ series. ‘Organic Gardening: Beginner’s Manual’ by doctor garden . It’s a good basic vegetable gardening primer: benefits of organic growing, siting, soil, fertilizing, compost, planting, irrigation, recycling water, pest control, and harvesting. The formatting is a bit off, but not a problem; just a matter of chapters starting in the middle of pages and the like. (Note: when I say formatting is off like that, it may not be true on all readers. I use a Kindle app on an iPad, and book may look wonderful on a Kindle.) The second book they have on offer today is 'Seed Saving Tips and Techniques' by doctor garden This book has a lot of great information in it; different families of plants require different methods to harvest and save seeds and they cover this well. The author also covers what a seed is, how it grows, viability, dormancy and the like which vastly expands the understanding of how it all works. Formatting is wonky but not a problem.
Next are two are what would be, in paper format, beautiful coffee table books. Photographer Deborah Carney has taken pictures of every labeled lilac she could find and put them into an A to Z book, broken into four volumes. Offered for free today are ‘Lilacs – A to E volume 1 of 4 A to Z Nature Photo Books’ and ‘Lilacs – F to L’ If you’re thinking about getting some lilacs, download these books and you can find out what they look like growing. Beautiful photos can keep you browsing for a long time!
Finally we have ‘Chicken Raising and Caring: Raising Backyard Chickens for Beginners’ by Norman Nelson Chickens are a natural addition to the home fruit and vegetable garden; they eat weeds, make fertilizer, till the soil, and produce food for humans. This book covers every aspect of raising the home chicken flock (other than zoning laws- some cities allow a few hens, others do not) in enough detail to give the first time egg farmer confidence.