I find being a rookie at anything exhausting! I had so much to learn about vegetable gardening that just thinking about where to start made my head feel like it was going to blow off my shoulders. “To the Internet!” I cried. Unfortunately, googling “vegetable gardening for beginners” only left me feeling more overwhelmed. It was information overload – way too many opinions, approaches, “must dos”, and “Top 10 Tips”! So I decided to go “old school” and get a book. And I made up my mind that once I found THE book, I was going to follow it to the letter, hopefully have a little success, gain some experience and kiss my rookie status good-bye! And so I have my guide, my bible, my lifeline: Guide to North Carolina Vegetable Gardening by Walter Reeves & Felder Rushing.