For those of us who have been gardening for years, that first PBS television series of gardening shows was the root to keep us going. We eagerly bought the first book published in 1977 by the host of the show, James Underwood Crockett, who today would be described as a master gardener. Crockett was the first host of the show which began in 1975. We watched him digging up those new potatoes from rich black soil and drooled over those red vine-ripe tomatoes. Crockett retired in 1978 when he developed cancer and did not return to the show.
Now more than 35 years later I leafed through the pages of the book and find it all still appropriate for today's gardeners. The chapters follow a 12-month calendar with each month filled with timely suggestions of what you should be doing in the garden. Numerous color illustrations and line drawings. A classic for those with a bit of soil to turn over and grow our own fresh vegetables.
Soft cover. Measures 10 by 7-1/2 inches with 326 pages. Very good condition. No margin notes or scribbles. The only hand writing is on the front inside cover signed by gift givers and the date, Christmas 1982.
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