Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2010 - Gardening - 259 pages
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Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg: Teach Yourself will guarantee success for anyone wishing to grow fresh produce in any patch of earth, be it garden, allotment or series of containers. This book gives specific instructions on when, where and how to grow and maintain various fruit and vegetables, from the more basic to the exotic, without the use of chemicals. It includes an A-Z list of plants together with ease of growth ratings and an approach that welcomes involvement from the whole family. Whatever your plans for home-grown fruit and vegetables this is the essential guide.

Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg includes:

Chapter 1: Tools
What you will need

Chapter 2: Soil types
Soil pH and what it means to the gardener

Chapter 3: Soil preparation
Soil profile
Cultivation

Chapter 4: Manure, compost and fertilizers
Sources of manure
Garden compost
Leaf mould
Worm compost
Green manure
Fertilizers

Chapter 5: Seed sowing and plant raising
Sowing in pots and trays indoors
Sowing seed outdoors
Transplanting in the open ground

Chapter 6: Watering
Under glass
Cloches
Outside
Conservation of water

Chapter 7: Growing in containers and raised beds
Growing medium
Containers
Deep raised beds
Growing bags

Chapter 8: Planning your garden
Crop rotations
What size of plot do I need?

Chapter 9: Weeds
What are weeds?
Controlling weeds

Chapter 10: Vegetable varieties
Choosing your vegetables
Brassicas
Legumes
Roots - carrot family
Roots - onion family
Others
Monthly list of produce available

Chapter 11: Common pests and diseases
Potatoes
Carrots
Other root vegetables
Onions
Other vegetables

Chapter 12: Herbs
The cultivation of herbs
Descriptive list and cultivation notes

Chapter 13: Fruit
Growing fruit
Soft fruit
Top fruit

Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:

- Shows you what to plant and when
- Gives you tips and techniques for success
- Offers a full list of plants, from A to Z
- Brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book
- Extension articles online
- Every book gives you one, five and ten-minute bites of learning to get you started

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About the author (2010)

Michael Thurlow is a respected authority on organic gardening and the head gardener at Audley End House and Gardens. He has overseen the restoration of the Victorian walled kitchen garden, combining Victorian and modern methods to produce organic fruit and vegetables all year round.

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