Grow your own vegetables /Material type: BookPublisher: London : New York : Mitchell Beazley ; Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Octopus Books USA, 2010Description: 224 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781845335519 (pbk.) :; 1845335511 (pbk.) :.Title notes: BRA $19.99 8-2011 (db)Subject(s): Vegetable gardening
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Eating vegetables is good for you. Growing your own is even better.<br> <br> "You are what you eat" may be a timeworn adage, but it makes a valid point. When you grow your own vegetables, you'll not only eat better food, but you'll also regain your connection to the seasons and the natural rhythms of life. Growing your own will change what's on your dinner table, and it will change you .<br> <br> That's the philosophy behind Carol Klein's impeccably thorough guide to home vegetable gardening. In its pages, she reveals all the tricks to becoming a successful small-plot gardener, from preparing the soil, to deciding what to grow (and when to plant and harvest), to coping with pests, weeds, and other common problems. The book's second half is a veritable encyclopedia of the various vegetables-delicate salad greens, hardy root vegetables, and everything in between-that you might choose to grow.<br> <br>
BRA $19.99 8-2011 (db)
"Previously published as Grow your own veg"--T.p. verso.
"First published in Great Britain in 2007 in association with the Royal Horticultural Society by Mitchell Beasley"--T.p. verso.
Why grow your own? -- Preparation and techniques. Growing in a small space ; Knowing your site ; Building the garden ; All about growing ; Extending the season ; Dealing with problems ; Planning what to grow -- Growing your own. Garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots ; Cabbage family ; Beans and peas ; Perennial vegetables ; Root and stem vegetables ; Salad vegetables ; Spinach and chard ; Squash, pumpkins, and corn ; Heat-loving vegetables.
A guide to growing more than forty different crops, including artichokes, garlic, sweet potatoes, and zucchini, with advice of sowing seed, harvesting, storing, cooking, and dealing with pests.