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The Complete Book of Vegetables: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Cooking and Eating Vegetables


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Publisher Comments:

Praise for Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit, by Matthew Biggs and others:

Solid gardening tips and tempting recipes ... enough to teach even experienced gardeners new tricks. — American Reference Books Annual

In this encyclopedic guide, master gardener Matthew Biggs shows home gardeners how to grow a broad range of vegetables, from the traditional and most popular to the unusual and rare. In addition, celebrated chef Jean-Christophe Novelli provides delicious recipes that use the abundant harvest.

This all-in-one resource features:

An illustrated A-to-Z directory with detailed notes on hundreds of varieties that is organized into 80 vegetable familiesUnusual, exotic and rare vegetables for the home garden

Directory of disease-resistant vegetables

Hundreds of color photographs

Practical gardening tips, including information on planning, soil, fertility, watering, crop rotation, growing systems, propagation and weed and pest control

Expert advice on garden cultivation and maintenance, harvesting and storing

A history of vegetable growing

The ornamental vegetable garden, micro-greens, mini vegetables and making vegetable dyes

A comprehensive lists of suppliers and prize-winning vegetables

The Complete Book of Vegetables is a comprehensive guide for home gardeners.

Book News Annotation:

Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Biggs, a writer for the Royal Horticultural Society journal among other publications and host a BBC garden show, offers advice on all aspects of growing and enjoying quality vegetables. The guide includes a foreword by a Michelin award-winning chef, historical overview, directory of common and more exotic vegetables (e.g., mizuna greens), list of disease-resistant vegetables and cultivars which have received RHS Awards, glossary, color photographs, recipes, and resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

Biggs, Matthew
Firefly Books
Foreword by:
Novelli, Jean-Christophe
Novelli, Jean-Christophe
Specific Ingredients - Vegetables
Cooking and Food-Vegetables General
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10.60x9.04x.73 in. 2.28 lbs.

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