The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith #8312
The book is a comprehensive volume on every aspect of vegetable gardening- starting seeds, soil improvement, making compost, fertilizing, mulching, plus detailed sections on how to grow most of the common vegetables. This is just the sort of book that a beginner needs as a reference, but is thorough and insightful enough to appeal to the experienced gardener as well. Full color photography and illustrations. 320 pages.