Grow Vegetables, 1st Edition

  • Alan Buckingham
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  • ISBN-10: 0756657024
  • ISBN-13: 9780756657024
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Enjoy food that’s fresh from plot to plate, not flown halfway round the world. The sweetest carrots, the juiciest tomatoes, the most tender green beans – all these and many more delicious vegetable varieties can be yours: sown in your own garden, reared with your own hand, and savoured by all. Growing your own vegetables provides delicious food fresh from the soil without costing the earth. Packed with natural goodness, newly pulled carrots, freshly picked peas or potatoes dug straight from the ground are a healthy and inexpensive alternative to tasteless supermarket fare. And it couldn’t be easier. Discover how planning and preparation, basic tools and the most rudimentary gardening ability can transform an allotment, garden, patio, or even an urban balcony into a homegrown haven. Choose your crop from easy-to-grow varieties that require minimum effort but deliver excellent results. You don’t need green fingers to grow great food.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Why Grow Your Own?.
1: The Perfect Plot.
2: Space Versus Time.
3: Location.
4: Laying it Out.
5: Full Circle: Crop Rotation.
6: Following Tradition.
7: Organized Chaos.
8: Designer Kitchen Gardens.
9: Tight for Space.
10: Microgardening.
11: Vegetable Grower’s Know-How.
12: Tools and Equipment.
13: Pots and Containers.
14: Your Soil.
15: Compost, Manure, and Other Fertilizers.
16: Sowing Seeds and Raising Seedlings.
17: Planting Out.
18: Going Undercover.
19: Training Climbers.
20: War on Weeds.
21: Eco-Gardening.
22: Harvesting and Storing.
23: Free Food.
24: Cabbages & Leaf Vegetables.
25: Cabbages.
26: Chinese Cabbage.
27: Bok Choy.
28: Brussels Sprouts.
29: Spinach.
30: Kale.
31: Swiss Chard and Spinach Beet.
32: Cauliflower.
33: Broccoli.
34: Root & Stem Vegetables.
35: Potatoes.
36: Sweet Potatoes.
37: Beets.
38: Carrots.
39: Parsnips.
40: Turnips.
41: Rutabagas.
42: Celery.
43: Celeriac.
44: Kohlrabi.
45: Florence Fennel.
46: Onions.
47: Shallots.
48: Green Onions.
49: Garlic.
50: Leeks.
51: Peas & Beans.
52: Peas.
53: French Beans.
54: Runner Beans.
55: Broad Beans.
56: Unusual Beans.
57: Salads.
58: Lettuce.
59: Arugula.
60: Corn Salad.
61: Purslane.
62: Asian Salad Leaves.
63: Land Cress.
64: Chicory.
65: Endive.
66: Radishes.
67: Sprouting Seeds.
68: Fruiting Vegetables.
69: Eggplants.
70: Peppers.
71: Sweet Corn.
72: Tomatoes.
73: Tomatillos.
74: Okra.
75: Cucumbers & Squashes.
76: Cucumbers.
77: Gherkins.
78: Vegetable Marrows.
79: Zucchini and Summer Squash.
80: Pumpkins and Winter Squash.
81: Perennial Vegetables.
82: Asparagus.
83: Globe Artichokes.
84: Cardoons.
85: Jerusalem Artichokes.
86: Chinese Artichokes.
87: Sea Kale.
88: Rhubarb.
89: Herbs.
90: Basil.
91: Bay.
92: Chervil.
93: Chives.
94: Cilantro.
95: Dill.
96: Fennel.
97: Horseradish.
98: Lemon balm.
99: Lemongrass.
100: Lovage.
101: Marjoram and oregano.
102: Mint.
103: Parsley.
104: Rosemary.
105: Sage.
106: Savory.
107: Sorrel.
108: Tarragon.
109: Thyme.
110: Vegetable Year Planner.
111: January.
112: February.
113: March.
114: April.
115: May.
116: June.
117: July.
118: August.
119: September.
120: October.
121: November.
122: December.
123: Vegetable Doctor.
124: Unhealthy Diets.
125: Diseases and disorders.
126: Pests and Parasites.
127: Natural Allies.
Index.
Acknowledgments.
Seed and Plant Suppliers.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alan Buckingham

Alan Buckingham has been taking photographs since the day his parents bought him his first Kodak Brownie. He also has over twenty years' experience in illustrated publishing, both as an editor and as an author, and has worked on countless information books, interactive CD-ROMs, and websites for children. In the course of his career in publishing, he has worked with some of the great names in photography - John Hedgecoe, Michael Langford, Heather Angel, and more. In the 1990s he was a pioneer in the early days of digital imaging, multimedia, and the internet. Now a freelance writer, he is the author of Dorling Kindersley's "Eyewitness Photography" and "Digital Photo Magic."