Grow Vegetables

Grow Vegetables

by Alan Buckingham

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Overview

Where do you get your organic or obscure vegetables? With Grow Vegetables you don't need to go any further than your own garden.

Grow Vegetables is your one-stop, step-by-step reference for growing your own vegetables. With its inspiring photography, clear instructions, and friendly advice, you will be growing tomatoes, eggplant, peas, and everything in between in no time. This refreshed and updated edition has unparalleled depth of coverage, featuring more than 80 vegetables and herbs, with new vegetable cultivars and heritage varieties that can't be found in your local supermarket, and including new entries on grafted vegetables.

A year-long planner and "vegetable doctor" section with troubleshooting tips make it easy to avoid a garden disaster. Whether you are an experienced gardener looking to expand your horizons or a foodie seeking your own organic or obscure vegetable varieties, Grow Vegetables makes thriving results achievable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594830597
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 109,540
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Buckingham is an author, editor, photographer, and gardener. He holds a plot on the Royal Paddocks Allotments near Hampton Court Palace in London, where he grows more food annually than his family can eat. His books include Grow Fruit, Grow Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden, and DK Eyewitness: Photography. His books often feature his own photographs.

Table of Contents

Vegetable grower's know-how 10

Starting a vegetable plot 12

Location and climate 14

Plot layouts and bed systems 16

Kitchen garden tradition 18

Your son 20

Compost, manure, and other fertilizers 22

Tools and equipment 26

Sowing seeds and raising seedlings 30

Planting Out 34

Crop rotation 36

War on weeds 38

Graving under cover 40

Training Climbers 42

Crops in containers 44

Ecogardening 48

Harvesting and storing 50

Free food 52

Cabbage & leaf vegetables 70

Cabbages 58

Brussels sprouts 64

Spinach 68

Kale 72

Swiss chard and chard 74

Asian greens 76

Cauliflower 76

Broccoli 82

Root & stem vegetables

Potatoes 90

Sweet potatoes 96

Beets 98

Carrots 102

Parsnips 106

Turnips 110

Rutabagas 112

Celery 114

Celery root 118

Kohlrabi 120

Florence fennel 122

Onions 124

Shallots 130

Greer onions 132

Garlic 134

Leeks 136

Peas & beans 140

Peas 144

Green beans 150

Runner beans 154

Fava beans 158

Unusual beans 162

Salads 180

Lettuce 163

Arugula 174

Corn salad 176

Purslane 177

Asian salad leaves 178

Land cress 180

Chicory 181

Endive 184

Radishes 186

Sprouting seeds 188

Fruiting vegetables 190

Eggplant 194

Peppers and Chilies 196

Sweet corn 202

Tomatoes 206

Tomatillos 212

Okra 213

Cucumbers & squash 214

Cucumbers 218

Gherkins 222

Vegetable marrows 223

Zucchini and summer squash 224

Pumpkins and winter squash 228

Perennial vegetables 234

Asparagus 238

Globe artichokes 242

Cartoons 246

Jerusalem artichokes 248

Chinese artichokes 250

Sea kale 251

Rhubarb 252

Herbs 272

Basil 260

Bay 262

Chervil 263

Chives 264

Cilantro 265

Dili 266

Fennel 267

Horseradish 268

Lemon balm 269

Lemongrass 270

Lovage 271

Marjoram and oregano 272

Mint 274

Parsley 276

Rosemary 277

Sage 278

Savory 280

Sorrel 281

Tarragon 282

Thyme 284

Vegetable year planner 286

Midwinter 288

Late winter 289

Early spring 290

Mid-spring 291

Late spring 292

Early summer 294

Midsummer 296

Late summer 297

Early fall 298

Mid-fall 299

Late fall 300

Early winter 301

Vegetable doctor 302

What cars go wrong 304

Diseases and disorders 318

Pests and parasites 324

Unhealthy diets 334

Natural allies 338

Index 342

Acknowledgements 351

Seed & plant suppliers 352

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