By Jimmy Williams and Susan Heeger
Jimmy Williams pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. He learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendants of Caribbean slaves.
With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to:
Novice and experienced gardeners and cooks will find unusual recipes for the garden (Jimmy's HayGround fertilizer blend) and the table too -- as tomatoes, corn and okra ripen, try pairing Indian Summer Succotash with a main dish of the Gullah-inspired beans-and-rice dish, Hoppin' John, or Vegetable-Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes. And don't forget the Sweet Potato Biscuits!
Softcover. 176 pages. Chronicle Books 2010.