You can get free gardening eBooks to read on your eReader, smartphone, or tablet device from websites that provide eBook files in the public domain. These are usually older books but they can still be great books for expanding your knowledge of plants and gardening. One of the websites you can find free books on is Project Gutenberg, a free eBook library of over 60,000 books with expired US copyrights. I listed some that I found within Project Gutenberg here:
Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) by L. H. Bailey
A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the Growing of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for Home Use
The Practical Garden-Book by L. H. Bailey and Charles Elias Hunn
Containing the simplest directions for the growing of the common plants within the garden.
Who is L. H Bailey?
Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) was a successful American botanist, horticulturist, author and co-founder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. He is considered to be the father of rural sociology and rural journalism. Born in Michigan, he was raised on a farm, educated and taught at the Michigan Agricultural College and became Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University where he later became Dean and Director. He wrote scores of books, including scientific works, efforts to explain botany to laypeople, and a collection of poetry. He received numerous medals from national and foreign societies and was a member of domestic and foreign scientific, botanical, and horticultural societies. He was voted one of the three outstanding living horticulturists several years prior to his death.
Sometimes Amazon provides free eBooks that are in the public domain, or the author decides to give it away for free through Amazon. Here a few examples of free eBooks available for the Amazon Kindle:
Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner’s Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview) (‘How to Plan a Garden’ Series Book 7)
This book will give you an overview of the landscaping processes, from what you need to learn in order to successfully DIY design your garden, to what to look for when hiring professional landscapers and designers to help you.
Home Vegetable Gardening —a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use by F. P. Rockwell
Organic Gardener’s Composting by Steve Solomon
Another great place to find free gardening eBooks is the Internet Archive! The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of public-domain books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet.
Organic Gardening for Dummies
Organic Gardening For Dummies , 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies , 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden’s impact on both the environment and the wallet.