In this book Kew’s Kitchen Gardener, Helena Dove, combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty to make a comprehensive and informative guide with all you need to know to master theart of growing vegetables.
She shows how to growÂ some of the most popular stapleÂ cropsÂ such as tomatoes, potatoes, radishes and rocket, and also some more unusual andÂ exciting choices such as oca, tomatillo, seakale and yacon.
She gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year including forcing rhubarb, creating an asparagus border and growing in raised beds.
From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, find out what you need to do and when, to produce the most magnificent harvests. All the advice isÂ underpinned by the expertise and authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and illustrated from Kew’s world-famous botanical collection.Â
? With this book, you wil be able to reap a rich bounty of delicious vegetables from just a few packets of seed and some fertile ground!
This book is from theÂ Kew ExpertsÂ series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include:Â Companion to Medicinal Plants,Â Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Roses,Â Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing HerbsÂ andÂ Guide to Growing House Plants.