decorated boards, 192 pp., $17.95
paper, 266 p., $29.95
cloth, 240 p., $35.00
decorated boards, 431 pp., $14.95
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Author Maria Finn, an advocate of home-grown food for better nutrition and personal achievement, offers advice in this handy, brightly illustrated guide on how to grow fruits and vegetables indoors and outdoors. In addition to window ledges, terraces, balconies, and rooftops, she discusses a variety of spaces of limited size. She offers advice on plant selection and care of plantings, including some rather uncommon ones. Her occasional comment about plants and clients of her garden design business will bring a smile to readers.
Paper, 221 pp., $27.50
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Heavily illustrated in gorgeous color, the comprehensive text contains an extensive directory of traditional as well as rare and unusual vegetables. Each profile contains a listing of varieties, their cultivation, pests and diseases, companion plantings, and culinary uses. As growing your own produce becomes more popular, this book is most welcome, for it is certain to have the answers for almost any question relating to vegetables.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden
Paper, 248 pp., $18