. . . but mostly patches. This is directed to city children but, except for a short chapter on growing herbs and a few vegetables in containers, Mintz does assume at least a four-by-four-foot garden patch And though the subtitle is ""A Child's Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening,"" Burke Davis (1976) puts more emphasis on the ""organic"" and goes deeper into its principles and techniques for serious gardeners who won't need Mintz's bushy-tailed encouragement. Perhaps the less committed will find her cheery style and spruce line and wash drawings an attraction.