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Vegetables, Herbs and Spices

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By: Susanna Lyle
480 pages, 200 colour photographs, 50 b/w diagrams
Vegetables, Herbs and Spices
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  • Vegetables, Herbs and Spices ISBN: 9780711229631 Hardback May 2009 Out of Print #179919
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This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to vegetables, herbs and spices that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects of horticulture and plant nutrition. At the back of the book is a table of plants for different garden situations for useful ready-reference.

This extensively researched book contains everything a gardener needs to know and much that a commercial producer would find valuable in terms of choice of varieties and marketing of the harvest. It provides an inspiration for people to grow and try new foods. It is comprehensive and detailed at over 400,000 words with more than 200 colour illustrations and 50 b/w diagrams.

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Dr Susanna Lyle has over 25 years of practical and academic experience in plant and soil studies. She has taught horticulture, plant science and garden design and has planned and planted private and community woodlands and gardens. She has also spent many years editing a range of scientific and educational books and journals. After travelling in many countries, observing and studying plants in many climates and locations, she now lives in Northland, New Zealand.

Out of Print
By: Susanna Lyle
480 pages, 200 colour photographs, 50 b/w diagrams
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It is an easy to read book exploring old favourites as well as many little known edible plants. Garden Answers Comprehensive A-Z of food plants with tips on growing and eating them, plus medical uses. BBC Gardens Illustrated In spite of its author's academic credentials, it is extremely readable... fascinating stuff! This book will tell you everything you want to know about the vegetables, herbs and spices you use every day. Well-illustrated with colour photos, you may well be inspired to grow and try new food plants. Country & Border Life A fascinating read for anyone with a wider interest in horticulture. If you enjoy a good reference book, this will not disappoint and could inspire you to try something unusual. Garden

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