Vegetable Gardening From the Ground Up

by Stephanie Suesan Smith

Genre: How-To, DIY Gardening 


💚💚💚💚💚 This is the best DIY book ever, in any subject. There is no time wasted in mundane stories, but a little background to feel like in the groove such as mentioning the WWII Victory Gardens. It covers in a direct non-nonsense way EVERYTHING. How to choose where to plant from discerning the proximity of your water source to sunlight exposure.
This was clearly written by someone who loves gardening and knows the subject. In this crazy new era where self-proclaimed experts abound it was really nice to read or see explanations that make sense and are easy to understand. 
The Images as well as the writing are clear and useful. A well-deserved 5 star and I cannot wait to be ready to plant my own veggies! 

Vegetable Gardening From the Ground Up

by Stephanie Suesan Smith

Genre: How-To, DIY Gardening

Beginning vegetable gardeners can harvest bountiful produce the first year.

Even a beginner can succeed without enduring trial and error methods by following the clear, concise instructions in Vegetable Gardening From The Ground Up. In this book, Dr. Smith explains the keys to:

Understand basic climate factors for your site

Choose a traditional, raised bed, container, square-foot, or lasagna garden

Ready the garden plot

Order the seeds and plants

Start the potential vegetables correctly

Fertilize the plants

Mulch your flourishing plants appropriately

Control pests, diseases, and other problems

Safely use pesticides

Harvesting your bountiful produce

Safely store the harvest

Save seeds and/or trade them

Care for the garden plot between seasons

If you’re ready to discover the joy of growing your own nutritious and delicious food, click the buy button now!

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Stephanie Smith, PhD., is a Master Gardener who was born in Dallas, Texas, longer ago than she cares to mention. Stephanie began gardening as soon as she could stick an onion start in the ground. Her father taught her to grow things to eat, and that is her specialty. She is a member of the Texas Master Gardeners Association and the Dallas County Master Gardener Association. She was awarded 2014 Master Gardner of the Year for Hunt County, Texas. Things of beauty are also important, so she grows African violets, is a member of the African Violet Society of America, and a member of the Alpha African Violet Society of Dallas.

Stephanie was first published by a national magazine in 1990 and has since been published in several periodicals. Gardening articles have appeared in Animal Wellness, 903 Magazine, and the Greenville Herald Banner, among numerous other places. Articles and technical papers in psychology make up the balance of her periodical publications.

Stephanie received a B.S. in psychology from Texas Christian University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Texas A&M University. Currently, she resides in Dallas with her toy poodle, Jewel.

Visit Stephanie’s vegetable website, , and read her blog, view her photographs, and participate in the conversations going on there. Feel free to ask gardening questions or leave a comment on one of the blog posts. Her garden content writer website is She has many gardening articles online and her portfolio is at

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2 thoughts on “Vegetable Gardening From the Ground Up

  1. Congratulations on your release of Vegetable Gardening from the Ground Up, Stephanie, I enjoyed following the blitz and learning about your book, which sounds like it benefit me greatly as I hopefully succeed at growing me some vegetables! Good luck with your book and I hope the blitz was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome week!


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