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Title is Wrong - should be "Vegatables you can grow and Unrelated Tricks"
on November 16, 2012
Make sure you read the index before you buy this! From the title, I expected that there would be detailed discussion about how to take a quarter acre of land and make it produce for some level of self-sufficiency. About 140 pages details different vegetables, each in their own category but under the moniker "Part 1 - Getting the Most out of your vegetables. Nine pages in the beginning about soil quality, 19 pages about planting, sixty some pages of things totally unrelated to the title or gardening in general; Like how to make wine, vinegar and cheese!!??! Cheese in a gardening book? Without livestock? On a quarter acre?
The book is well written and illustrated, if a bit too technically detailed. And the publisher used "big" pictures to make the book more weighty. 1.5 page photos at the beginning of each chapter. I was especially confused how a picture of cooked aspergas that took up over 40% of a page with nothing below it improved the learning experience!
I guess I should have purchased the first book first.... or read the index of this one and moved on.