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The demand for locally sourced organic foods continues to rise. This resource is a prime reference for the many folks who are growing or wanting to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits.
The book features superb full-color photographs and illustrations and an easy-to-use A-Z directory. Its comprehensive growing, harvesting and preserving tips and wealth of recipes will be a boon to gardeners and cooks alike.
Practical aspects of gardening are explained in detail, with in-depth sections on pollination, soil fertility, greenhouse growing and creating a garden. Some of the topics covered include:
- Nutritional values
- The most useful and recommended varieties
- Plant hardiness, propagation and growing guidelines
- Cropping, harvesting and storing
- Weed, pest and disease control
- Ornamental and wildlife value
- Pruning and training
- Companion planting
- Container growing
A yearly maintenance calendar, glossary, further reading section, seed sources list and detailed index round out this outstanding book.