The New Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

The New Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia By Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar, Bob Flowerdew Cover Image
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Praise for the previous edition:

"These three amazing authors have put together a must-have book for any vegetable grower."
- Washington Gardener

"Satisfying ... There's an abundance of information and tantalizing pictures."
- The New York Times

This new edition of the huge, classic reference Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is updated in design - with more and better color - and expanded by 60 pages, covering a total of 70 vegetables, 100 herbs and 100 popular fruits. The most current information on plant varieties and cultivation techniques make it the essential sourcebook for all food gardeners, especially for anyone who wants to grow their own produce and who feels that they could use some expert advice.

The topics include:

  • Species and common names
  • Recommended varieties
  • Cultivation techniques
  • Container growing
  • Harvesting and storing
  • Pests and diseases
  • Companion planting
  • Medicinal uses
  • Culinary uses with recipes
  • And other uses and warnings.

The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. Lavish illustrations in an accessible layout, and clear and accurate text applicable to all regions invite readers to browse and try growing something new.

About the Author

Matthew Biggs lectures at the Royal Horticultural Society and around the world. He is the co-author of Complete Book of Vegetables. Jekka McVicar has been awarded 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals. She is well known for her regular appearances on TV and radio gardening programs. She is the author of Jekka's Herb Cookbook. Bob Flowerdew is an author and a lecturer for the Royal Horticultural Society. His previous books include Organic Gardening Bible: Successful Growing the Natural Way.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770857988
ISBN-10: 1770857982
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 704
Language: English

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