About this book
Complementing and building upon the information covered in the TV series of the same name, this book provides the practical know-how to get growing your own vegetables. It also gives information on preparing a plot, planning what to plant, and how to grow any one of the 40 food plants featured in the book.
Prelims, 1; Introduction, 5; Growing Your Own, 40; The Vegetables; Artichokes, Asparagus, Augbergines, Beans (broad, French, runner), Beetroot, Brassicas (broccoli, sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts), Capsicums, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery and Celeriac, Chicory, Cucumbers, Fennel, Garlic, Leeks, Marrows and Courgettes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Melons, Okra, Onions and Shallots, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salad leaves, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Swedes and Turnips, Sweet corn, Tomatoes; Extending Your Growing Season, 208; Index, 220; Acknowledgments, 224.
Best-known as co-presenter of BBC TV's Gardeners' World, Carol Klein is an internationally renowned gardener who runs her own nursery in Devon. Carol has designed four commercial show gardens at Chelsea and won five Cheslsea gold medals. Carol has presented several gardening shows since her television debut on Gardeners' World in 1989, including Garden Party, Wild About the Garden and Real Gardens. Carol also writes regularly for Gardeners' World magazine, House & Garden and is a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph Gardening section.