Tired of tasteless tomatoes? Partial to sugar peas? Ready for burpless cucumbers? Bubel is a fearless gardener, intent on vegetables that taste good, and her selection of favorite species should attract the like-minded who despair in supermarkets. Although a window box or sun porch is considered adequate space, a few square yards is preferable, yielding better-than-average vegetables for the average family. She discusses how much mulch, the advantages of intensive planting, and natural bug defenses. Accompanying the descriptions of savory cabbages and hardy sorrel (a harvest in 60 days) are simple engravings from old seed catalogues. Addresses of seed companies offering the recommended species are appended. Snappy and more selective in coverage than Gilbertie's equally likable Home Gardening at its Best (p. 156).