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Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit : An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback) (Matthew Biggs & Jekka McVicar & Bob
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A must-have book for any vegetable grower.--Washington Gardener
What is not included in this definitive and beautifully illustrated sourcebook on edible landscape?--The American Herb Association
Satisfying ... There's an abundance of information and ****** pictures.--New York Times
The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. For those who want to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit this superb resource will be referred to often throughout the year.
Now in paperback, the book features superb full-color photographs and illustrations and an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Comprehensive growing, harvesting and preserving tips and a wealth of recipes will help gardeners and cooks enjoy the bounty of their home gardens.
Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility and greenhouse growing.
- Edibility and nutritional value
- The most useful and most recommended varieties
- Plant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelines
- Cropping, harvesting and storing
- Weed, pest and disease control
- Ornamental and wildlife value
- A maintenance calendar
- Pruning and training
- Companion planting
- Container growing.
A glossary, further reading, seed sources, hardiness zones and a detailed index round out this outstanding book.