Synopses & Reviews
Here in paperback is the indispensable guide for Western gardeners to the Far East's cornucopia 0f amazing vegetables-all full of flavor versatile, and easy to grow.
Whatever your climate or soil type, Joy Larkcom shows how you can grow a whole new world of vegetables. Here are hardy leafy mustards, raab, and komatsuna for temperate climates; Chinese yams and water spinach for the subtropical garden; even ideas for the city container gardener who can succeed the exotic herbs like sesame and ginger.
Based on ten years of research, Oriental Vegetables features over a hundred varieties of crops for ever garden, along the their history and characteristics. Using organic methods and both traditional and modern techniques, Larkcom takes you through each stage of cultivation, helping you avoid pests and diseases, and offering not only tips on harvesting and storage, but also over of her own delicious and innovative recipes.
Includes list of seed outlets and suppliers.
Hugh the Chanter's History is a vivid, partly first-hand account of the struggles of Archbishop Thurstan of York for the rights of his church in the court of King Henry of England and before the pope. Hugh's account illuminates the history not only of the church and court of England but also
of France and the papal curia in those years. This revised edition is based on a complete re-collation of the manuscript, and includes a full introduction which describes the manuscript, Hugh's background and purpose in writing, the chapter on York, and the issues at stake with Canterbury and
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index.
About the Author
JOY LARKCOM is the author of The Salad Garden: Salad from Seed to Table
, and is a pioneer in organic gardening. A recent Garden Writer of the Year in Britain, she has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal.