You'd like to plant a garden but you aren't sure how or where or what. You have a yen to grow some fresh veggies but you'd like a little handholding through the enterprise. You've imagined cultivating a modestly sized plot of dirt with your kids but you're afraid you'll all regret it later. Don't do anything until you've read A Guide to Happy Family Gardening. It is clear. It is precise. It is hard-won wisdom from a mom who's been seven years in the adventure. You can begin anytime of the year. Spires starts with The Dreaming Season and then steps her readers through The Digging Season, The Planting Season, The Tending Season, The Harvesting Season, and finally The Sleeping Season. Along with more than 100 tips are family gardening stories; a few straight-from-the-garden recipes; lists of magazines, catalogs, and web sites offering more specific information; and detailed drawings for building a composting bin, a cold frame, and more. Whether you begin with an amaryllis bulb, a garden-in-a-box, or a terraced plot, here are clear and specific steps for succeeding and keeping everyone in a pleasant mood. By the author of the popular book, A Guide to Happy Family Camping.