The Speedy Vegetable Garden

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Timber Press, 2013 - Gardening - 207 pages
4 Reviews

Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop's unique flavor, like Chickpea sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula.

Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).

The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast!

  

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Review: The Speedy Vegetable Garden

User Review  - Shari Henry - Goodreads

While the book offers a lot of good information, most of the foods that the authors deem speedy enough to include aren't terribly familiar enough to motivate me to want to grow and eat them. I'm sure ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Muhammad - Goodreads

This is an okay book for someone who needs quidance on starting a small home garden. I believe it could have gone more in-depth on certain things. Overall, a good resource for a novice gardener or if someone would like to get their children involved in growing food for consumption. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Soaks and Sprouts
11
Micro greens
53
Edible flowers
77
Cutandcomeagain salad leaves
103
Quickharvest vegetables
149
Sources
204
Index
205
About the Authors
208
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About the author (2013)

Mark Diacono runs the pioneering Otter Farm where he makes use of the changing climate to grow a wide range of food that is usually sourced from warmer climes. An award-winning journalist and photographer, Mark is also well known for his lectures, courses and work at River Cottage.

Lia Leendertz is a freelance journalist who writes for The Guardian and Gardens Illustrated, in addition to her award-winning blog. She studied horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, where she shares an allotment.

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