200 Veg-Growing Basics

200 Veg-Growing Basics

Paperback Hamlyn All Colour Gardening

By (author) Richard Bird, By (author) Hamlyn

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  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 139mm x 167mm x 18mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0600618331
  • ISBN 13: 9780600618331
  • Illustrations note: 110 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 320,889

Product description

Growing your own veg is an enjoyable, economical and environmentally-friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Whether you have a front garden, back garden or simply a humble window-box, anyone with green-fingers can plant, nurture and produce their own vegetables. Not only is it the perfect way to ensure that you and your family eat fresh, nutritious foods but it's also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gardener, this essential guide - all packed into a handy format - tells you everything you need to know to grow your own veg, with expert tips and practical advice along the way to ensure perfect results.

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Richard Bird has practiced gardening since childhood and is the author of over thirty books including Garden Answers: Ponds, Garden Answers: Pruning, and Small Garden Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. He has edited a number of gardening magazines and also lectures widely as well as doing regular radio broadcasts.

Table of contents

Introduction. Getting Started. Know your soil; Preparing your plot; Sowing; Pests and diseases; Planning what to grow; Getting Growing. Garlic; Leeks; Onions; Shallots; Spring onions; Broccoli; Calabrese; Cauliflowers; Brussels sprouts; Cabbages; Kale; Broad beans; Green beans; Runner beans; Peas; Asparagus; Globe artichokes; Jerusalem artichokes; Kohl rabi; Beetroots; Carrots; Celeriac; Florence fennel; Parsnips; Potatoes; Sweet potatoes; Turnips; Swedes; Lettuces; Salad leaves; Chicory; Cucumbers; Radishes; Tomatoes; Spinach; Perpetual spinach; Swiss chard; Courgettes & marrows; Pumpkins & winter squashes; Sweetcorn; Aubergines; Okra; Peppers & chillies; Adding Herbs. Chives; Dill; Chervil; Horseradish; Tarragon; Caraway; Fennel; Hyssop; Bay; Mint; Basil; Coriander; Parsley; Sage; Marjoram; Chamomile; Borage; Rosemary; Thyme;