I happened to read a review of your book in the local newspaper and was glad when I got a chance to obtain a copy.
As usual, I laid it on the night stand next to the bed with all those other self improvement and how-to books I intend to read but never get around to.
It sat there a few days before I picked it up to quickly skim through it before setting out on my annual attempt to feed my family (and even the world) with my backyard garden.
Every year I start out with the best of intentions before eventually succumbing to weeds, insects, drought, mysterious unexplained happenings, and even worse, bushels of zucchini all at one time and no peas, no beans and no corn.
Two hours later I was amazed to find myself getting so enthusiastic about what I was reading that
I went into the kitchen to sort my garbage into what would go into the compost pit I constructed the next day. My wife thought I had gone quite mad!
The ideas in your book represent nothing more than common sense and I'm sure I've heard many of them throughout my life in one form or another, but your book was so simple and easy to follow, it was like having a road may to a beautiful garden.
I can't wait till fall to tell friends of success instead of the hard luck story I usually recite at the end of the growing season.
I think if I can be taught how easy it is to have a productive and well planned garden, anybody can, and your book makes it as simple as it could ever be explained.Thank you for sharing the wisdom of your years as a successful gardener.
Dave M., Hotchkiss, CO