Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
IT is the purpose of this little book to set forth in the most direct form, but without technical- ities, the fundamental principles of amateur gardening in America. Unlike the greater number of the volumes one finds in garden literature it presupposes no knowl- edge of the subject, rather aiming to satisfy those who now for the first time wish to know how to make things grow, and are in need of a trustworthy guide to going about it. The tables included have been prepared with the greatest care, and the entire matter appearing herein should prove applicable to conditions throughout every state.
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