384 pages, illustrations
This guide contains everything you need to know to create a highly-productive, beautiful vegetable plot. Joy Larkom's easy-to-follow advice covers every aspect of vegetable gardening, including preparing and looking after soil; manures, composts and fertilizers; growing techniques; pests, diseases and weeds; protection; and planning and making good use of space. The second half of the book provides cultivation information for over 100 vegetables, including site and soil requirements, cultivation, pests and diseases, and cultivars. Comprehensively revised, the book now includes unusual vegetables from the increasingly wide range available today, new varieties and modern techniques, and up-to-date research. It addresses the concerns of 21st-century gardeners and is totally organic in its approach.
'The woman who has done more to bring our attention to the world riches in vegetables than anyone since John Evelyn... is Joy Larkcom.... She has just written a magnificent book.' Colin Spencer, The Guardian
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Joy Larkcom is Britain's most respected vegetable garden maker and writer. She runs an experimental market garden in Suffolk, and is a regular contributor to the Royal Horticultural Society journal, The Garden, and to Popular Gardening and The Kitchen Garden. Among her best-known books are The