paper, 356 p., $16.99
This is the vegetable book for everyone, despite the patronizing "dummies" of the title. Only a specialist in specific crops or gardening techniques will find "important" information on any subject lacking from this compendium. It is an heirloom in the making; only the seed sources are likely to become dated, while the modest price makes it an instant good value.
Is there one book that tells you everything you need to know? Vegetable Gardening for Dummies will answer nicely.
— John F. Swenson, Plant Collector and Master Gardener at the Chicago Botanic Garden.