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Gardening: Home

A guide to help you grow plants.


Courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato's Image Library,

Interested in taking care of plants? Want to grow your own food? Whether it's small scale container gardening or backyard gardening, there are books in the library for you.

This guide is separated into five areas:

Books on Gardens: Gardening, otherwise known as horticulture, has had a long history. This tab contains books discussing gardening and landscaping concepts.

Books on Farming: The library has several books about farming and agriculture. Here are a few that discuss current issues facing current farmers today including organic farming, genetically modified foods, and more.

Books About Plants: Field guides and encyclopedias can help to identify and name plants. They can also help with general information such as where they are found, whether they prefer to grow in direct sunlight or shade, and 

How-to Books: These books give directions and tips on how to successfully garden.

Links: Here are a few helpful links to regional and national gardening blogs and other websites. 

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