For today only, there is a free gardening e-book available at Amazon.com. Download a copy of ‘Garden Guide- A No Nonsense, No Phd, No Fuss Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How-To’s for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners’ by Sarah Olver to your Kindle or any device with a free Kindle reading app and start reading right away.
The book is pretty thorough. The author covers siting the garden, design, plant selection and putting them in the ground, fertilization, compost, pests and diseases and conclusion that includes a little on maintenance. She uses a unique book design: She writes a general section, and then there is a block of hints to make it easier for total beginners, and a block for advanced things to try if you already know the basics. Add to this a lot of links to helpful web pages, and you’re getting a lot in one e-book- AND it’s formatted right. Recommended.