The Irish Gardener's Handbook

The Irish Gardener's Handbook : How to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit

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Want to get into gardening? Wondering how to get started? Anxious that you won't know what to do? Have given up before, want to get started again? Want to improve your growing, yields and practices? This is the book for you.

It takes you through all the most commonly grown vegetables and fruits in the context of Irish conditions. Learn from a gardener who has worked a garden since the 1940s as a child on his father's market garden, then as an adult home gardener and horticulturist, currently as an allotment advisor.

This book combines the old and most recent knowledge in one easy-to-follow text. It's a book you'll consult over and over, through the wayward Irish seasons.

Gardening for all situations
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 18mm | 241g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1847171931
  • 9781847171931
  • 10,215

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'a brilliant, simple guide for those of us who want to grow their own'
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'ideal for those who want to start from ... the ground up' -- Evening Herald 'a practical paperback aimed at those growing their own food on this island' -- Irish Times Magazine 'Michael Brenock 'knows his onions' -- Irish Times Magazine 'For beginners there seems to be a lack of general advice and detailed instruction available on how to proceed with vegetable and fruit growing on allotments. But a book just published is about to change this. The Irish Gardener's Handbook by Michael Bren -- Irish Examiner 'an excellent source of guidance' -- Irish Examiner 'packed with excellent down-to-earth advice and cultural techniques clearly based on years of experience' -- Irish Examiner 'a practical guide you can go back to, time and time again' -- Irish Examiner 'captures the essence of allotment and back garden growing' -- Irish Examiner 'what better way can there be of encouraging new plot-holders to continue the long tradition of home-grown produce than with this fine compendium' -- Irish Examiner 'a brilliant, simple guide for those of us who want to grow their own' -- Irish Examiner 'a very handy little Irish publication, a no-frills paperback for those interested in growing their own food' -- Image Interiors 'a perfect starting point for beginners who want to grow their ow n fruit, herbs and vegetables' -- Image Interiors 'specifically attuned to the Irish climate, which can differ in crucial ways when it comes to growing fruit and vegetables' -- Books Ireland 'a good no-nonsense guide with a minimum of jargon ... just the necessary information and advice' -- Books Ireland 'essential reading for everyone starting out this year - and it's not too late to get started' -- Irish Garden 'crammed with good organic advice, set out in a simple, readable format' -- Irish Garden 'for years we've been craving a book on growing vegetables in Ireland' -- Irish Times Magazine 'a great read' -- Irish Examiner a staple of Irish gardeners * RTE Guide *
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About Michael Brenock

Michael Brenock grew up in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in a market gardening family. In his early career as a horticulturist, he worked on various local authority schemes designed to encourage home gardening and self-sufficiency, until the demise of such schemes in the 1970s. He also worked at Teagasc developing commercial vegetable growing. He always kept his own garden and supplied his family with fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, combining the old ways with a scientific background and modern techniques. He died in December 2013.
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