I tried to respond to an older post on good books, but it wasn't allowed. So, I am starting a new thread instead. I found two great pamphlet resources, also by Rodale Press, called The Basic Book of Organic Gardening (1988) and a companion pamphlet called Companion Planting and Intensive Gardening (1981). I got each for about $2 in used book stores. You can still find them online at Amazon, but try a used book store first. They are simple but very complete and have guided me through several years of successful raised bed gardening in a floating garden. What's that? You can see more by click here.