Best-selling gardening author Barbara Pleasant makes organic vegetable gardening easy, fun, and rewarding with detailed planting and care designs for 24 beginner-friendly gardens. From what to buy, where and when to plant, and how to care for each vegetable, Pleasant encourages readers to start small, grow the food they love, and expand their plant selection as their skills develop. Specially tailored plans focus on what gardeners most want to grow, from the Front-Yard Food Supply to the Marinara Medley, Sweet Corn & Company, and High-Value Verticals. There's a plan and plant selection to fit every gardener's passion. Detailed illustrations show how to start small the first year and expand the garden in years two and three, encouraging readers to make food gardening a way of life.