Raymond Nones has a lot of useful information in this book. At first it is overwhelming to a novice like me. I almost want to qualify this as an ongoing resource rather than a read and forget kind of book. I love the idea of raised-bed gardening. The diagrams in this book were detailed and quite complete, but seemed to be more for a seasoned gardener. Nones also includes when and what to plant in your vegetable garden which is good to know. Fresh veggies are always wonderful. I cant wait to get started on my own raised bed. I am sure I will come back to verify information along the way. Recipes yearn for fresh vegetables.
Here is a favorite of mine:
2 cups fresh okra (sliced into pieces)
2 fresh tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic(minced)
2 T olive oil
In a saute pan, warm the olive oil. Add the minced garlic. Saute 2-3 minutes. Add the okra and cook until the slime is cooked out 'cause nobody likes slimy okra. Add the tomatoes. Cook 3-4 more minutes.
This is great over rice, chicken or all by itself. Enjoy!
Grow more veggies—in less space—than you ever thought possible!Having a backyard garden just got a lot easier! Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live on a small city lot or a multi-acre country estate, this book has something for you. Nones shows you how to set up the raised-bed modular system and then gives in-depth descriptions of all gardening procedures: sowing seeds, thinning, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, crop rotation, and seed saving. It’s a complete gardening book for both the beginner and the experienced gardener. 50 black-and-white illustrations