Focusing on the most growable vegetables, herbs, and fruits for the greatest number of people, Jack Staub tells the stories of their origins and apprises the home gardener on ways to use them, from the table to remedies and potions. Up-to-the-minute cultivation and culinary advice are delivered with accessibility and wit. The illustrations by Ellen Sheppard Buchert were made in pen and ink and coloured with watercolour paints on cotton museum board. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States.
Jack Staub is the author of Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens, Private Gardens of South Florida, and the celebrated "75" series of edible gardening books: 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden, 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden, and 75 Exceptional Herbs for Your Garden. Staub lives in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.