176 pages, 250 colour photos, 34 colour illustrations
The Organic Vegetable Gardener offers everything readers need to know to grow tasty organic vegetables outdoors – whether in a garden, allotment or on their window ledge! It is suitable for beginners and includes a handy directory. This latest title, from a growing and successful series, is by an UK author. A productive, attractive vegetable garden bursting with colour and flavour forms the heart and soul of any garden, no matter how small. The satisfaction gained from knowing where your food has come from, that it is fresh, seasonal and free from toxic chemicals cannot be beaten.
The Organic Vegetable Gardener allows you to discover the joy of growing your own mouth-watering organic crops, covering all aspects of preparation and cultivation through to harvesting. All the practical information you'll need to get started is covered – choosing the best site, preparation and design. Sowing seed, growing plants indoors and outdoors, in containers or in beds, crop rotation, dealing with pests and diseases and harvesting are also explained in detail. Finally, a comprehensive directory of popular vegetable species and varieties provides an easy-reference guide when choosing what to grow.
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Former primary school head teacher Yvonne Cuthbertson is a passionate writer and gardener. She holds a Royal Horticultural Society General Certificate in Horticulture (RHS General) and has contributed to many publications in the UK and US. Her previous titles for GMC Publications include The Organic Fruit Gardener. She lives in Radstock, Somerset.