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Vegetable Growing Handbook: Organic and Traditional Methods

Handbook / Manual

By: Walter E Splittstoesser

362 pages, B/w photos and illus, tabs, maps

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1990 | Edition: 3 | #87488 | ISBN: 0442239718
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NHBS Price: £170.50 $209/€191 approx

About this book

This manual is designed for home gardeners and small commercial vegetable growers. The author provides information on the scientific concepts upon which vegetable growing is based and on practical methods for growing vegetables. Features include a chapter on the nutritional value of vegetables and sections on hydroponics, the economics of gardening, the Delaney clause, food additives, natural toxicants and organic vegetables. The author covers soil propagation and composition, identification of pests and the use of pesticides, plant growth, planting schedules, vegetable classification and the preservation of vegetables.


Planning the garden. Plant growth. Soils and plant nutrition. Pest control. Harvest and storage of vegetables. Nutritional value of vegetables. Growing common vegetables. Growing special-use vegetables. Growing and preserving herbs.

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