The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden


By (author) Mark Diacono, By (author) Lia Leendertz

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  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 218mm x 22mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Portland, OR
  • ISBN 10: 1604693266
  • ISBN 13: 9781604693263
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 418,916

Product description

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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Author information

Mark Diacono is an award-winning journalist and photographer, he is also well known through his work as Head Gardener at River Cottage. Lia Leendertz has an award winning blog and studied horticulture at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh; she is also a freelance journalist and writes for The Guardian.

Review quote

This is definitely a book to order and have at your side when you are poring over seed catalogues, or are about to make a visit to the garden centre. There's lots to do and try that's new. Lila Das Gupta, Gardens Illustrated 01/03/2013

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Soaks and Sprouts Chapter 2 Micro Greens Chapter 3 Edible Flowers Chapter 4 Cut-and-come-again Salad Leaves Chapter 5 Quick-harvest Veg Resources Index