Books by Steven Biggs

You can order a signed copy of some of my books below.

If you would like a personalized message inside the book, e-mail me through my contact page to tell me what you would like me to write.


Gardening with Emma

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Storey Publishing, 2019

By Emma Biggs and Steven Biggs

Written for kids by a kid. My 13-year-old daughter, Emma, shows young gardeners how to grow healthy food, raise cool plants, and have fun outdoors in the garden.

There are tips for making fun garden hideaways such as a sunflower house or been tee-pee. Learn how to make a bug vacuum. And get ideas for kid-friendly theme gardens including a rainbow garden, a sound garden, and a tickling garden.

Click here to see inside the book and to see some of our memories of making the book.

Available in book stores, online retailers, and stores that sell gardening books.

By Emma Biggs (helped by Steven Biggs)
Page count: 144
Paperback
Full colour throughout
ISBN - 978-1-61212-925-9
Storey Publishing, 2019


23.95
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Grow Lemons Where You Think You Can’t

No Guff Press, 2019

By Steven Biggs

Tips, techniques, and anecdotes for growing these fruitful and fragrant ornamental trees in garden zones where they don’t usually survive.

Covering everything from lemon varieties, to location and watering, to pruning and shaping, to overwintering, dealing with pests, and more—and including insights from fellow citrus enthusiasts in Canada, the USA, and the UK—this book will give you the confidence you need to grow and harvest fresh lemons wherever you live.

Click here to read why lemons make a great plant for cold-climate gardeners.

By Steven Biggs
Price: $23.95
Page count: 140
Paperback
Full colour throughout
ISBN - 978-0-9868144-3-3
No Guff Press, 2019


14.95
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Grow Gardeners. Kid-Tested Gardening with Children

No Guff Press, 2015

By Emma Biggs and Steven Biggs, Illustrated by Emma Biggs

If you ever felt it was impossible to do yard work, grow a garden, and teach kids how to garden, this book is for you.

In four steps—Playing, Exploring, Collecting, and Growing—my nine-year-old daughter, Emma, and I demonstrate how easy it is to encourage young green-thumbs.

This book is fun for both children and adults. Emma did the illustrations and captions. I wrote and took pictures.

Click here to read more about Grow Gardeners: Kid-Tested Gardening with Children.

By Steven Biggs and Emma Biggs
Price: $14.95
Page count: 70
Paperback
Full colour throughout
ISBN - 978-0-9868144-2-6
No Guff Press, 2015


19.95
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Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't

No Guff Press, 2012

By Steven Biggs

In this book, a Fig Pig (me!) who lives in a coldish climate, shares his passion for figs so that others in fig-unfriendly places can see that growing this fabulous fruit isn’t rocket science.

Tips, techniques, and anecdotes—along with the insights of fig experts in North America and the UK—make fig growing easy for people who live in places where they think they can’t grow figs.

Click here to find out more about figs and the book Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't.

Shopping for a fig-themed gift? Click here to see the fig note cards in my shop.

By Steven Biggs
Price: $19.95
Page count: 60
Paperback
Full colour throughout
ISBN - 978-0-9868144-1-9
No Guff Press, 2012


26.95
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No Guff Vegetable Gardening

No Guff Press, 2011

By Steven Biggs and Donna Balzer

I co-wrote this vegetable gardening book with Calgary horticulturist Donna Balzer. Our goal was a fun, practical, and opinionated book. We got it. Slightly irreverent, this graphic-novel-meets-gardening-book empowers readers to make their own decisions in the vegetable garden because Donna and I talk frankly about issues…and don’t always agree.

Click here to see some of the fabulous illustrations from No Guff Vegetable Gardening.

By Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs
Price: $26.95
Page count: 160
Paperback
Full colour throughout
Pictures and illustrations
ISBN - 978-0-9868144-0-2
No Guff Press, 2011


The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork

Coach House Press, 2009

A MUST-HAVE FOR FOOD LOVERS, essays in this book cover a wide array of food-related subjects including urban vegetable gardens, growing figs, vegetarians, the Ontario Food Terminal, and craft beer.

I wrote a chapter about the food-processing industry in Toronto.

Click here to learn more about The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork.

Edited by Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox
Paperback
Page count: 360
ISBN - 978-1-5524521-9-6
Coach House Books, 2009


No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening

St. Lynn's Press, 2012

By Steven Biggs and Donna Balzer

For American gardeners, Donna and I collaborated with St. Lynn's Press to write No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening. It has the same fun, opinionated, slightly irreverent approach as No Guff Vegetable Gardening. Graphic novel meets gardening.

If you're in the USA, click here to buy the American edition,
No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening, published by St. Lynn's Press.

By Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs
Page count: 160
Paperback
Full colour throughout
Pictures and illustrations
ISBN - 978-0-9832726-5-6
St. Lynn’s Press, 2012