No Guff Vegetable Gardening by Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs
Interested in growing vegetables but feeling a bit overwhelmed? Or maybe you’re a savvy vegetable gardener looking for delicious tips and anecdotes? Horticulturists Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs make the art of vegetable gardening rewarding and FUN. In this graphic-novel-meets-gardening-book, Balzer and Biggs take no prisoners: they say what they think, pointing out the folly of garden perfectionism, soil hypochondriacs, and front-yard veggiephobics. Their he-says, she-says banter shows that there’s more than one way to slice a tomato and more than one way to garden. At the end of every chapter, bumbling old Guff chimes in with silly advice, which they debunk. Along with a fabulous crop chart for planning and tending crops, this book takes the science of gardening and puts it in language anyone can understand. No other book likens eggs in baking to organic matter in soil. Instead of shrouding it in mystique, this book puts vegetable gardening within reach of everyone, making it really, really fun in the process.
Paperback 160 pgs