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Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. This resource is a prime reference for the many who are growing or wanting to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits.

The book features superb full-color photographs and illustrations and an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Comprehensive growing, harvesting and preserving tips and a wealth of recipes are a boon to gardeners and cooks alike.

Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility and greenhouse growing. Some of the topics covered are:

Nutritional valuesThe most useful and most recommended varietiesPlant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelinesCropping, harvesting and storingWeed, pest and disease controlOrnamental and wildlife valuePruning and trainingCompanion plantingContainer growing.

A yearly maintenance calendar, glossary, further reading section, seed sources list and detailed index round out this outstanding book.

Synopsis:

The definitive sourcebook to growing, harvesting, preserving, and cooking.

This superbly illustrated reference contains a wealth of information to help gardeners choose the plants best suited to their space, climate, and needs. Three experts guide the reader in choosing which vegetables, herbs, and fruit to grow, and then in successfully producing the crop.

The vegetable and herb sections are arranged alphabetically by botanical Latin name, and the fruit section is arranged by fruit type. Accompanied by full color photographs and a brief introduction discussing the plant's origins and history, each entry presents a wealth of practical tips on cultivation, including: Edibility, nutritional value, the most useful and 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.

The remainder of the book focuses on the practical aspects of gardening and has in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility, greenhouse growing, and much more. The book wraps up with a glossary, further reading, seed sources, hardiness zones, and a detailed index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554071265
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Vegetables
Author:
Biggs, Matthew
Author:
McVicar, Jekka
Author:
Flowerdew, Bob
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Cookery (vegetables)
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
10.78x8.10x1.60 in. 4.82 lbs.

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruit Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » General Herbs and Spices
Home and Garden » Gardening » Herb Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Herbs
Home and Garden » Gardening » Herbs and Spices
Home and Garden » Gardening » Vegetable
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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Product details 640 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554071265 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. This resource is a prime reference for the many who are growing or wanting to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits.

The book features superb full-color photographs and illustrations and an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Comprehensive growing, harvesting and preserving tips and a wealth of recipes are a boon to gardeners and cooks alike.

Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility and greenhouse growing. Some of the topics covered are:

Nutritional valuesThe most useful and most recommended varietiesPlant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelinesCropping, harvesting and storingWeed, pest and disease controlOrnamental and wildlife valuePruning and trainingCompanion plantingContainer growing.

A yearly maintenance calendar, glossary, further reading section, seed sources list and detailed index round out this outstanding book.

"Synopsis" by , The definitive sourcebook to growing, harvesting, preserving, and cooking.

This superbly illustrated reference contains a wealth of information to help gardeners choose the plants best suited to their space, climate, and needs. Three experts guide the reader in choosing which vegetables, herbs, and fruit to grow, and then in successfully producing the crop.

The vegetable and herb sections are arranged alphabetically by botanical Latin name, and the fruit section is arranged by fruit type. Accompanied by full color photographs and a brief introduction discussing the plant's origins and history, each entry presents a wealth of practical tips on cultivation, including: Edibility, nutritional value, the most useful and 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.

The remainder of the book focuses on the practical aspects of gardening and has in-depth sections on creating a garden, pollination, soil fertility, greenhouse growing, and much more. The book wraps up with a glossary, further reading, seed sources, hardiness zones, and a detailed index.

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