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Do you live in an urban area and want to grow your own organic vegetables, but don’t know where to begin?
Jane’s Delicious Garden is perfect for you – whether you have green fingers or not. Packed with practical advice, time-saving tips, step-by-step instructions and personal anecdotes, this book is for beginners and gardening gurus alike.
With over 200 photographs and detailed information on how to prepare your garden for planting and growing nearly 100 vegetables and herbs, this guide will enable you to feed your family and friends with wholesome, organic food harvested from your own garden.
This comprehensive guide to vegetable gardening in South Africa, written especially for the home gardener, is based on vast practical experience and an intimate knowledge of local growing conditions.
Part 1 provides down-to-earth advice on location and layout of the vegetable gaarden;soils and nutrients; garden planning and crop rotation; tools and equipment; watering; cultivation and weed control; seed, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and their control; container growing, and the use of plastics in the vegetable garden. In part 2 the common as well as a number of unusual vegetables are fully discused. Invaluable information on cultivars, soil preparation, propagation, sowing, transplanting, harvesting, and pests and diseases are included. This is followed by short descriptions of the more widely used culinary herbs. Finally, the appendices give information on how to grow salad sprouts, and detailed and invaluable advice on exhibiting vegetables.
Whether your garden is a smallholding or a townhouse patio, The A - Z of Vegetable Gardening in South Africa is an essential handbook containing everything you need to know for the successfull production of your own top-quality vegetables throughout the year.
Do you love living in the city but dream about growing your own wholesome fruit and vegetables? South Africa’s organic gardening guru, Jane Griffiths, shows you just how easy it is to achieve a flourishing food garden, no matter how small your space.
Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information on all aspects of urban eco living.
In her trademark sensible and easy-to-follow style, Jane provides a wealth of tips and suggestions for:
Illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is essential reading for anyone wanting to live a more sustainable, productive and healthy lifestyle in the city.
A new edition of the bestselling guide to making the most of your allotment, with seasonal advice, essential to-do lists, and more than 60 fruit and vegetable crop planners. Grow fresh, seasonal produce in your allotment or kitchen garden all year round with the bestselling guide from Alan Buckingham. Allotment Month by Month takes the uncertainty out of your harvest with clear, reliable gardening advice for every month of the year. In-depth crop planners show you when to sow and how to cultivate more than 60 herbs, fruit, and vegetables, including kale, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, and apples. Month-by-month alerts help you guard against the season's garden pests and diseases to ensure a top-quality harvest. Prioritise key garden tasks, learn crop rotation techniques, and try step-by-step garden projects, such as sowing peas in guttering and making your own compost bin. This new edition has updated recommendations for the best varieties to grow and all the latest advice on pesticide use. Ideal for both urban gardeners and seasoned allotment owners, or as self-purchase or gift for first-time vegetable growers, Allotment Month by Month has everything you need to know to make the most of your plot.
Om jou eie groente en kruie te kweek is ’n nuwe tendens wat voortspruit uit die behoefte om stadiger te leef, te weet waar jou kos vandaan kom en beter na die planeet om te sien. In Begin jou eie groentetuin rus die twee plattelanders jou toe om dit te doen deur die nuutste ontwikkelings in te span – van waterbesparing en permakultuur tot biodinamika en herwinning. En jy hoef nie ’n groot stuk grond te hę nie. Groentetuine kan op balkonne, in vensterbanke en vertikaal teen mure aangelę word.
Leer hoe om kompos te maak, watter plante droogtebestand is en watter plante nie saam geplant moet word nie, in watter streek en seisoen watter plante aard, hoe om water op te gaar en weer te gebruik asook wat vir onkruid- en pesdoders ingespan kan word. Die skrywers se raad: deel jou kennis en leer uit mekaar se foute. Dit maak die eerste groente-oes soveel lekkerder!
Grow-your-own food fans will be delighted to hear that it's possible to have tasty, homegrown mushrooms to eat every month of the year. This easy-to-follow, practical book explains how to grow them in the garden, balcony, kitchen or cellar. Mushrooms are an organic, sustainable and delicious form of plant nutrition and fungi experts Magdalena Wurth and Herbert Wurth take you through every step of the cultivation process. Learn how to grow 19 different mushroom helped along by clear tables, drawings and photographs. Whether you start mushroom growing outdoors on tree stumps and straw bales or indoors using compost or a kit, these tried-and-tested methods make this the ultimate book on small-scale mushroom growing.
Be inspired to cultivate and cook amazing new crops with this seed-to-plate guide to more than 50 out-of-the-ordinary edibles. Whether you're new to grow-your-own and determined to make the most of limited space with a truly gourmet harvest, or a seasoned grower looking to spice up the kitchen garden with brand new flavour experiences, Incredible Edibles has something for everyone. It offers step-by-step instructions, giving you the confidence to grow some unusually tasty crops; from the well-known turmeric and goji berry, to the more exotic cucamelon and strawberry spinach. It includes guidance on how to store, keep fresh, and preserve your crops so that nothing goes to waste.
What would a greengrocer say if you were to ask for half a dozen Grenadiers and a couple of Catsheads? In the course of the past century we have lost much of our rich heritage of orchard fruits, but with taste once again triumphing over shelf-life and a renewed interest in local varieties, we are rediscovering the delights of that most delicious and adaptable fruit: the apple. This book features apples from the Herefordshire Pomona that are still cultivated today. The Pomona - an exquisitely illustrated book of apples and pears - was published at the height of the Victorian era by a small rural naturalists' club. Its beautiful illustrations and authoritative text are treasured by book collectors and apple experts alike. From the familiar Blenheim Orange and Worcester Pearmain to the less feted yet scrumptious Ribston Pippin, Margil and Pitmaston Pine Apple, Heritage Apples is illustrated with the Pomona's stunning paintings and tells the intriguing stories behind each variety, how they acquired their names, and their merits for eating, cooking or making cider. Also including practical advice on how to choose and grow your own trees, this is the perfect book for apple-lovers and growers.
*THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC * A perfect toolkit connecting with the world around us and the year ahead as it unfolds - all in a compact and pocket size that just begs you to pick it up and browse. The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close. Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 : 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph 'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated 'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden
This practical, well-illustrated guide contains everything you need to know to grow your own food. By holding true to some well-tested design principles you need neither a large piece of land nor a huge budget to create your own edible paradise.
The book includes information on:
With additional information on storing and preserving your excess crop, and quick tip guides for everything from design to planting, this book will show you that really anyone can grow vegetables.
The RHS Fruit and Veg Box is a beautiful gardening gift box collection taking you from planting and picking to plating and preserving with three expert growing guides: Grow Fruit and Veg in Pots, Step-by-Step Veg Patch, and Cook Your Crop. Learn how to grow over 50 types of fruit, vegetables, and herbs in small spaces, become a master of pots and planting, and start your own vegetable patch before cooking up tasty homemade recipes using your crop. Put your green fingers to the test in the garden and the kitchen by growing your own fresh produce and trying over 100 delicious dishes from blackberry brioche to sesame sweet potatoes. Bursting with step-by-step photography, foolproof growing advice, plant portraits, and finished recipes, all wrapped up in a beautiful gift box, The RHS Fruit and Veg Box is the ultimate guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables and the perfect present for any gardener.
Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in You Magazine 'A lavish monthly guide to getting the most from your garden' Daily Mail A punnet of plums from your tree, a handful of gooseberries; home-grown nuts and herbs, and a few freshly laid eggs from your hens - all enjoyed in your own small plot. What could be more satisfying? The Garden Farmer is an evocative journal and monthly guide to getting the most out of your garden throughout the year. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for inspiration, or just starting out and wanting to rediscover and reclaim your patch of earth, Sunday Telegraph garden-columnist Francine Raymond lays the groundwork for a bountiful year of garden farming. Maybe you would like to get outside more, grow a few essential vegetables, some fruit trees or bushes for preserving, and create a scented kitchen garden to provide for you year round. Or perhaps you will raise a small flock of ducks or geese, or even a couple of pigs? Could this be the year you decorate your home with nature's adornments, encourage wildlife back to pollinate your trees and plants, and spend celebratory hours in a haven of your own creation? Each chapter of The Garden Farmer offers insight into the topics and projects you might be contemplating that month, along with planting notes and timely advice, and a recipe that honours the fruits of your labour. With just a little effort and planning, every garden can be tended in tune with nature, and every gardener can enjoy a host of seasonal delights from their own soil. Keep up-to-date with Francine's gardening adventures on her blog at kitchen-garden-hens.co.uk.
Where do you get your organic or obscure vegetables from? With Grow Vegetables you need only go as far as the garden. From juicy tomatoes and crunchy celery, to swedes, turnips and carrots, it's easy to grow your own vegetables no matter what space you have. Follow detailed step-by-step growing instructions and advice on more than 80 vegetables and herbs, with further varieties of each. Filled with detail and advice, such as planting calendars and heritage varieties, some of which can't be found in the supermarkets, you'll be growing tomatillos, aubergines, peas and the choicest salad leaves in no time. Growing Vegetables is the must-have grow-your-own guide for all gardeners and foodies looking to grow organic or obscure ingredients. Previous edition ISBN: 9781405322218
There's something about the word 'allotments' that conjures up an image of traditional values, of balmy summer days spent working the land, escaping in honest toil. A rural idylll far removed from our everyday experience. And even though allotments can be found throughout the world, in our minds they still seem to encapsulate a certain Britishness. Andrew Buurman's photographs capture the essence of the allotment and convey the enthusiasm and diversity of today's plot holders. These photographs were all taken on Uplands Allotments, in Handsworth, in the heart of Birmingham. The largest allotment site in the UK - with 422 plots - it opened in 1949, with its own office and meeting hall. Even today it retains much of the communal spirit of the post war era with weekly tea dances, bingo nights and an annual flower and vegetable show. The history of allotments tracks the major social and political changes in British life: the move away from open field agriculture, the urbanisation of the Industrial Revolution, the need for home grown produce during both World Wars. By 1943 there were some 1.4 million allotments in the UK growing 10 percent of the nation's food. Inevitably both increasing affluence and the redevelopment of many sites led to a dramatic decrease in numbers, though in recent years there has been a resurgence of interest. There are now some 300,000 allotments in the UK often shared between families and friends.
Let the RHS guide you through the surprisingly simple steps to creating a garden you can enjoy with your friends, and even show off to them. Are you surrounded by weeds? Is your lawn forlorn? Are the bushes deceased? Fear not! How To Garden When You're New To Gardening shows you the basics to get your green space under control and keep it that way. With the expertise of the RHS, this book gives simple step by step instructions, with clear images to help you build your dream garden, no matter the size and scale. Take the pain out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your precious patch of land.
You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. Includes: * guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing * handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit * practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.
Jane’s Delicious A–Z of Vegetables is an accessible guide to the most commonly-grown vegetables, plus many new and unusual ones now available, with detailed information on how to sow, plant, feed, water, protect, harvest and eat them, as well as save their seed for future generations. Written in Jane’s quirky, practical style and lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs for easy reference, this is a one-stop guide to growing any type of vegetable organically.
"Want to grow your own, but have no garden? Indoor Edible Garden shows you how to grow herbs, fruit and vegetables that look good and taste better - all in your own home. Discover a range of ingenious indoor garden projects that will give you a homegrown harvest with a difference. Grow your own tamarillo towers and wild strawberries on shelves, micro red amaranth in muffin cases, and alfalfa sprouts in jars. Make the most of your indoor space and turn windowsills, worktops, walls, balconies, and even ceilings into stunning and delicious indoor gardens. Indoor Edible Garden is packed with all the knowledge you need to understand which plant varieties thrive in the home, how to maximise your light and space, and how to enjoy harvesting and eating fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs no matter how much - or little - space you have."
The beginners' guide to growing fruit and veg Allotment Handbook has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favour of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and veg. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Allotment Handbook takes you through 10 steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need to know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and veg staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year round, Allotment Handbook will show you how.
We LOVE potatoes, and why not? At only 100 calories per spud, they're an incredible source of vitamins and minerals (they pack more vitamin C than tomatoes and oranges), and contain 60 different kinds of phytochemicals and vitamins in their skins and flesh. They are also one of the most popular of foods, whether it's a bowl of buttery mash, a cone of salty chips at the seaside or a baked spud with melting cheese on top. But perhaps the most amazing thing about potatoes is how useful they are. This book looks at every aspect of this humble vegetable, from its origins and how it spread around to world, to how to grow them, cook and eat them. From comfort food to eye watering poteen, we can also use them to clean silverware, remove rust, shine shoes, create a decorative stamp and alleviate arthritis, heartburn, and even cure scurvy!
"No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening" is an exuberant, design-driven garden gift book with useful, easy-to-digest information on every page. Simple, no-nonsense gardening advice cuts through complexities and misinformation.
Interest in growing and eating chilis has increased tremendously in the past few years. Everyone wants to grow chilis. It's easy to understand why since chilis are fun and easy to grow and yield a big harvest. And best of all, there are many varieties to try-from the hottest varieties like Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and Carolina Reaper, to milder varieties like Jimmy Nardello and Padron. Included here are more than 200 different varieties with cultivation tips, images, and taste guides. Eva Robild and Kerstin Rosengren are two devoted chili lovers who show you the basics of growing chili, from planting a seed during the winter months to moving them outdoors during the summer. You will also learn how to test a chili from the weakest to the strongest heat. But chili is not just about heat. Some varieties may also have notes of lemon or pineapple. The authors also provide tips on how to take care of and store chilis and recipes for hot sauces and dishes.
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. * Get going with growing - discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space * Prepare your plot - learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables * Grow tasty veg - choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more * Grow your own fruit salad - get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: An overview of the plot Things to do this month What to watch out for Key crops for the month Progress reports on all the standard veg Top variety tips Main tasks for the month Allotment Tales With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.
When the zombies start stumbling over the hill - and we all know they're on their way -what's the first weapon you should grab? A garden fork. Preferably forged from a single piece of steel. Not because, given a good enough shove, its tines would pierce a zombie's skull as easily as an overripe melon, but because come the end of the world, gardening will be what saves your skin. This book, which is aimed at beginners and more seasoned gardeners alike, will tell you what you need; the basics of gardening language and technique; provide a planting plan; debunk gardening myths and show you how to preserve your food and grow your own medicine even if there are no zombies around. Aimed primarily at the 18-35 audience, who are left cold by traditional gardening books, it will tell them, in words and pictures reminiscent of a graphic novel, the truth about growing your own food: that it is war, but a war you can, armed with the right information, win.
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