Newcomb has put together a fabulous resource for us to do this right the first time - including a great added section on composting! She's put it all in one place - soil mix, getting the ground ready, when and how to plant, watering, heirloom vegetables and herbs, plants that like each other, and pests, diseases, and critters (straight from the contents). There are descriptions of varieties of vegetables, tables for zoning and climates etc (more than I'll want to know), but the information is organized, labeled well, and will read well.
I can't wait to dive in with my highlighter and pencil and get ready for the growing season! Thanks Newcomb and Blogging for Books!