The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting, preserving and cooking.
Gardeners who want to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit will find this book a definitive reference and a remarkable value.
Three expert authors combine superb illustrations with reliable information on choosing vegetables, herbs and fruit that can be cultivated to bountiful success. The information is organized for easy access, with an A-Z directory featuring full color photographs along with thorough information. Cooks will appreciate the nutritional material and the featured recipes.
Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is useful year-round -- from planning next year's garden to enjoying the harvest. Readers will frequently refer to its wealth of tips and advice, which cover:Edibility and nutritional value The most useful and most recommended varieties Plant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelines Cropping, harvesting and storing Weed, pest and disease control Ornamental and wildlife value A maintenance calendar Pruning and training Companion planting Container growing.
Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility and greenhouse growing. A glossary, further reading, seed sources, hardiness zones and detailed index round out this outstanding book....Continua