I'm loving this little book I picked up several years ago.
Gardening From Seed by Martha Stewart.
I love it because it is only about 100 pages long (small pages) and is chock full of just the right kind of information for a novice gardener. She covers everything from seed selection to plot preparation and even lines out her suggestions for plants to grow when feeding a family of two or four. Perfect. The truth is, I'll likely grow exactly what she suggests this year because her plan gives me a place to start, and then next year I can tweak the plan to fit what worked and what didn't.
There is also a section for growing a cutting garden. Her plan promises to provide 2 large bouquets per week. Just the thought of fresh flowers on my counter every day makes me giddy.
I stopped by Knot Sew Crafty this week and noticed she had posted about these really beautiful free posters over on ReadyMade. I can't wait to plaster my neighborhood in these babies.