Everyone who grows vegetables naturally wants the most out of each plant. Now, there is expert advice from Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, former CSA farmers and founders of the Seattle Urban Farm Company, a firm that designs, builds, and maintains edible gardens. In their new book, High-Yield Vegetable Gardening: Grow More of What You Want in the Space You Have (Storey Publishing, 2015), the authors take you through all the steps to get the most out of your garden, no matter what the size. They show you how to plan your garden for what you need or what you want. They cover all the bases, from crop rotation to seed selection and storage, soil preparation, irrigation, pests and disease, supressing weeds, and extending the growing season. In other words, everything you need to understand for a successful vegetable garden. The book is filled with useful charts and drawings to make sure you'll have a bountiful harvest.
And if you're really into growing vegetables, you may want to consider Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening: The Secrets to Growing the Biggest and Best Prizewinning Produce (Storey Publishing, 2015) by Jodi Torpey, a garden writer and editor-in-chief of WesternGardens.com. Torpey's book could make you a winner at the state fair or at other competitions. She'll show you how to grow the biggest pumpkin, the best-tasting tomato, straight instead of crooked cucumbers. And of course much more. It's for those truly dedicated to vegetable growing ... or those who want a lot more from every plant.