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Grow Your Own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom

Grow Your Own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom

14/02/2013

Grow Your Own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom



This seminal classic vegetable growing book doesn't ever seem to date and is still probably the most comprehensive guide to growing veg you can find. It's not as glamorous as some other books (there are no colour pictures and only a few line drawings), it doesn't contain any photos of TV gardeners in disturbingly chic wellies drinking coffee while leaning on their spade and looking smug. It is, however, a detailed, down to earth guide to hundreds of different foods and how to grow them.

There is also bags of advice at the beginning of the book about how to site plants, intercrop them, use small spaces effectively, suggested planting schemes for different types of household, and a brilliant table assessing all the plants in the book in terms of their Value for Space ratio.

I have loads of gardening books, and I love them. But if I had to be stranded on a desert island with a seed catalogue and one gardening book, I'd probably grab this one. (If I were allowed two, I'd take this and the Vegetable and Herb Expert.)



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