Week By Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
By Ron and Jennifer Kujawski
Reviews by Readers
|From the publisher: "Knowing exactly when to start vegetable seeds indoors, transplant them into the ground, pinch off the blossoms, and pick for peak flavor is the secret to enjoying bountiful harvests all through the season. In "Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook," authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski eliminate the guesswork with weekly to-do lists that break gardening down into easily manageable tasks. Suitable for all gardening zones, the book offers easy instructions for setting up a perfectly personalized schedule based on your last frost date. Whether you're wondering when to plant strawberries, check for tomato hornworm, or harvest carrots, you'll see at a glance exactly when and how to do it, for the biggest yields and the best vegetable-growing experiences ever."
From the readers:
I love that since it's spiral-bound, it sits flat on the table or ground for me to refer to easily even with dirty hands. And I loved too that they share illustrations rather than photos, so they could show the right level of detail and close-up on every task that needs an illustration to explain.
Because it is organized by week, the tasks are broken down into manageable chunks and now I am not worried I will forget anything. There are also a ton of helpful tips and basic explanations for beginners like me. I also like the spaces to write down your own notes, so the book doubles as a gardening log/journal, which keeps all the helpful info in one place.
I have read many books on gardening over the years and most have covered various topics. With great pleasure, I must tell you, The Week-by_Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook, covers EVERYTHING you need in this one book. It has been a long time coming but worth the wait.
This spiral bound book is heavy-duty and more like a personal journal/journey through the raising of your vegies. Very highly recommend. Very helpful to first time gardeners and beginners like me. It has a lot of special tips you probably won't find anywhere else. Good deal! It will be a standard through the years
I really enjoy how the book is set up. At the top of the page it will say how many weeks before or after average frost date. For example "10-15 weeks before average frost date" and then it will state the tasks that you need to do. All you have to do is read through the rest of the chapter as they elaborate on the things that were listed. I will definitely be keeping this book as a reference for many many years to come.