Grow Vegetables

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2009 - Gardening - 352 pages

Enjoy food that’s fresh from plot to plate, not flown halfway round the world

The sweetest carrots, the juiciest tomatoes, the most tender green beans – all these and many more delicious vegetable varieties can be yours: sown in your own garden, reared with your own hand, and savoured by all.

Growing your own vegetables provides delicious food fresh from the soil without costing the earth. Packed with natural goodness, newly pulled carrots, freshly picked peas or potatoes dug straight from the ground are a healthy and inexpensive alternative to tasteless supermarket fare.

And it couldn’t be easier. Discover how planning and preparation, basic tools and the most rudimentary gardening ability can transform an allotment, garden, patio, or even an urban balcony into a homegrown haven. Choose your crop from easy-to-grow varieties that require minimum effort but deliver excellent results.

You don’t need green fingers to grow great food.

 

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Similar to Buckingham's "Allotment month by month" except here presentation is different and focus is only on veg and herbs (no fruit). Split into a number of sections: Perfect plot - space, location ... Read full review

Grow Vegetables: Gardens - Yards - Balconies - Roof Terraces

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In this guide boasting full-color photographs on every page, step-by-step how-tos, and practical, easy-to-follow advice, Buckingham (Australian Inst. of Family Studies, Melbourne) shows how nearly ... Read full review

Contents

10 Perfect Plot
10
38 Vegetable growers knowhow
38
70 Cabbages Leaf Vegetables
70
102 Root Stem Vegetables
102
156 Peas Beans
156
180 Salads
180
206 Fruiting Vegetables
206
230 Cucumbers Squashes
230
250 Perennial Vegetables
250
272 Herbs
272
302 Vegetable Year Planner
302
318 Vegetable Doctor
318
342 Index
342
351 Acknowledgments
351
352 Seed Plant Suppliers
352
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