RHS Grow Your Own: Veg

RHS Grow Your Own: Veg

Hardback Royal Horticultural Society Grow Your Own

By (author) Carol Klein, By (author) Royal Horticultural Society

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 246mm x 34mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845332938
  • ISBN 13: 9781845332938
  • Illustrations note: 600 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 44,186

Product description

This is a TV tie-in for a new BBC TV series "Grow Your Own Veg!" by TV presenter and highly regarded gardener Carol Klein, who has collaborated with the Royal Horticultural Society to create a lavishly illustrated, easy-to-follow, practical and inspiring beginner's handbook to everything anyone ever needs to know to grow vegetables, salads, and herbs all year round. "Grow Your Own Veg!" complements and builds upon the information covered in the TV series of the same name and provides all the practical know-how to get growing your own vegetables. Combining Carol Klein's no-nonsense and enthusiastic approach to gardening, much loved by viewers of "Gardeners' World" on BBC TV, with the horticultural best practice from the Royal Horticultural Society, this is a genuinely step-by-step beginner's guide to growing an aspirational but achievable range of food plants. Whatever the size of a garden, this is a book to convert readers to the pleasures of growing and harvesting their own food plants. From preparing a plot, planning what to plant, and how to grow any one of the 40 featured food plants, this is a book to which veg growers can return every year, whatever their level of expertise.

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Author information

Best-known as co-presenter of BBC TV's Gardeners' World, Carol Klein is an internationally renowned gardener who runs her own nursery in Devon. Carol has designed four commercial show gardens at Chelsea and won five Cheslsea gold medals. Carol has presented several gardening shows since her television debut on Gardeners' World in 1989, including Garden Party, Wild About the Garden and Real Gardens. Carol also writes regularly for Gardeners' World magazine, House & Garden and is a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph Gardening section.

Table of contents

Prelims, 1; Introduction, 5; Growing Your Own, 40; The Vegetables; Artichokes, Asparagus, Augbergines, Beans (broad, French, runner), Beetroot, Brassicas (broccoli, sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts), Capsicums, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery and Celeriac, Chicory, Cucumbers, Fennel, Garlic, Leeks, Marrows and Courgettes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Melons, Okra, Onions and Shallots, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salad leaves, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Swedes and Turnips, Sweet corn, Tomatoes; Extending Your Growing Season, 208; Index, 220; Acknowledgments, 224.