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Richard Bird's Planning A Kitchen Garden is a practical design manual for growing fruits, herbs and vegetables. It gives advice on creating a kitchen garden with plans to suit everyone. From small vegetable plots through to fruit gardens, the book contains useful information on adding soil conditioners and fertilisers, improving drainage and making compost; thinning and transplanting seedlings; harvesting and storage.
Richard Bird's How to Grow Greens is an illustrated gardener's directory of the different varieties of green vegetables, their history and cooking uses. The beautiful book offers step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, sowing, thinning seedlings, compost harvesting and storing green vegetables. It includes detailed guidance on cultivating each type , including planting times, planting depth and distance, and when to harvest. There are helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. The main types of greens are described and illustrated here, with useful information about the different varieties, their history and cultivation requirements. This practical directory describes how to grow and care for each type of vegetable, and how to harvest and store them. There are suggestions for when and where to plant the greens, and how to deal with any pests and diseases that may occur. The ideal for anyone who loves vegetables.