The Family Kitchen Garden by Karen Kiebreich, Jutta Wagner, and Annette Wendland is the book that you will need to guide you and your family though the entire year in gardening. The basics are well covered so that even a novice gardener can be successful in the month by month segment. You are told what to do; what to harvest; what to sow; what to plant and most importantly what to eat when. We all must be rewarded for our efforts, in June we eat fruit ice pops or a fruit granitas with or with out vodka or creme de cassis. There is also a recipe for making fruit leathers. Tell me what child or person young at heart can resist fruit leathers. The rest of the Family Kitchen Garden is about vegetables, herbs, but also about some flowers, the charts in the back of the Family Kitchen Garden book will help you to know the spacing of your plants and your expected harvest and so much more. A very important note for North America, your times will need to be shifted to 1-2 months later. A must practical gardenng guide.