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Royal Horticultural Society Growing Vegetables and Herbs: Simple Steps for Success

Handbook / Manual

By: Mitchell Beazley

192 pages, 200 artworks and 100 photos

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback | May 2011 | #191563 | ISBN-13: 9781845335908
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About this book

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables and herbs that you have grown yourself. The author Guy Barter is the Royal Horticultural Society's best vegetable grower, with more than 20 years of growing and showing others how to grow. Demonstrating RHS best practice and using only the tastiest varieties, Guy shows how to make a productive plot in any size garden. From soil improvement to crop protection, pest control and top harvesting tips, with this book readers will be able to grow 50 of the most popular and tasty herbs and vegetables today. This book includes new veg crops such as super-healthy soya beans, tasty Asian greens and the fantastically trendy micro-veg that all the top chefs are raving about.


6-9 Introduction: why grow your own 10-27 Rules and Tools: climate, soils, planning, buying seeds, tools 28-45 Basic Techniques: digging, raised beds, manures, sowing and planting, watering. 46-63 Crop Protection: weeds, mulches, frames, windbreaks, pests and diseases 64-169 Vegetable Directory. Vegetables are grouped by family groups. 170-179 Herb Directory. Alphabetical listing 180-185 Sowing charts, harvesting times, 186 Glossary 190 Index 192 Acknowledgements

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This series is written by a team of Royal Horticultural Society experts in fruit, trees, ornamentals and hedges with decades of practical experience. The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This book is the result of more than 100 years of practical experience in gardens across the world. With this book, gardening practice is in safe hands.

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