Today's giveaway is for the book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening written by a reader of mine, Daria Bowman. Now, I know many of you will argue that maybe I should actually be keeping this book as a reference given my gardening failures over the years, but this is a great book for someone getting into edible gardening.
It covers the essentials of getting started, planning, what to plant, how to keep it growing, troubleshooting and reaping the rewards, including seed saving, record keeping and tool care. From the back of the book:
With food costs - and food scares - on the rise, you know the healthiest, safest food is the fresh stuff you grow yourself. But you have trouble keeping houseplants alive, and your backyard is hardly "green acres."
Don't bury your head in the mulch! Master the basics of planting, weeding, and more with the help of the simple instructions and full-color photos... [In this book] you get:
Expert techniques for planning and plotting a garden Down-to-earth instructions for growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries, and more Foolproof tips on feeding, pruning, and harvesting The basics of organic gardening, including weed and pest control
To enter the random drawing to win this book, add your name to the comments of this post. You have until Friday, October 2nd, at 6:00 pm PST to enter. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday.