Grow Your Own
It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables, whatever your spacial limitations.
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Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximise the space and ensure you are getting the most out of all your space and plants.
From wisteria up your wall to tomatoes on your windowsill, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide inspiration for beautiful displays and will encourage you to adopt a healthy-eating lifestyle.
This DK book will help you learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant. It's packed with step-by-step tutorials and will help you learn how long seedlings need to germinate and what makes a healthy stem cutting.
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From fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents, this book unveils the secrets of perfect plant propagation. It is packed with 1,800 detailed illustrations and photographs and is ideal for a thrifty gardner who wants plants for free, or anyone who wants to gift plant cuttings to friends and family.
It's also useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants.
YouTube sensation Huw Richards of HuwsNursery explains how to harvest your own home-grown food from just one vegetable bed in this month-by-month gardening guide.
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Huw has been growing his own organic, sustainable food in his family's garden for over 15 years and is now on a mission to help people grow their own vegetables abundantly, easily and inexpensively.
With just one raised bed, Huw explains how to transform your seedlings into harvest using no-dig methods and sustainable practices. Each process is demonstrated in clear, illustrated steps and includes tips on how to grow something delicious with even the most minimal of space!
A handy book for anyone with greenfingers, Gardening with Containers contains 20 exciting projects - each of which can be completed in a weekend.
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Containers can come in all sorts of materials, sizes and shapes and can be used to enhance any outdoor space - from a small terrace to a large garden.
Highly informative and superbly illustrated, this book is divided into four different sections (terra cotta, masonry, metal, and wood) and its projects include painted pots, hanging baskets and galvanised washtubs.
For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world, you can't beat home-grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch.
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This DK book will help ensure your plot provides fresh food all year round: follow its month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it and pick up time-saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests.
It also provides clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for the best results. Get more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.
Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.
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Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill explains how to make the most of any space and provides inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform your garden in The Container Gardener.
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Ideal if you have a small plot, balcony or a lack of outdoor space, this book explains just how effective container gardening can be. It will show you how to grow all sorts of herbs, spices and flowers and even contains 40 ideas for pairing plants and pots.
Frances also showcases the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. A container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces - and this book will help you every step of the way.
This guide contains everything you need to know to create a highly-productive, beautiful vegetable plot. Joy Larkom's easy-to-follow advice covers every aspect of vegetable gardening, including preparing and looking after soil; manures, composts and fertilizers; growing techniques; pests, diseases and weeds; protection; and planning and making good use of space. The second half of the book provides cultivation information for over 100 vegetables, including site and soil requirements, cultivation, pests and diseases, and cultivars. Comprehensively revised, the book now includes unusual vegetables from the increasingly wide range available today, new varieties and modern techniques, and up-to-date research. It addresses the concerns of 21st-century gardeners and is totally organic in its approach.
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Carol Klein is passionate about propagation. Her own garden, Glebe Cottage in Devon, as seen on Gardeners' World, is almost grown entirely from cuttings and seeds and in this book she's on a mission to share her joy in working with nature to cultivate the plants she loves. Too often gardeners are intimidated by propagation, assume it's not for them and go for ready-grown plants from the garden centre. But Carol, a gifted communicator with her infectious enthusiasm, boundless horticultural expertise and easy practical explanations, shows just how simple and satisfying it is to grow your own plants, not to mention sustainable and cheap. She demonstrates, step-by-step, how to divide herbaceous perennials, nurture seedlings or grow new stock from root cuttings, stems or leaves, showing how there is no mystique involved and anybody can do it. In "Grow Your Own Garden Carol" offers a refreshing new approach to propagation, and, just as she did with "Grow Your Own Veg", she brings her own unique style to an inspirational, accessible and practical guide that will have great appeal to novices and more experienced gardeners alike.
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Expert advice on hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and sink gardens. Advice on compatibility of containers and plants such as bulbs, climbers and fruit and vegetables, and how to arrange them for maximum visual and olfactory impact. Includes: * style solutions for all types of garden, * comprehensive advice on plant selection, * guidance on seasonal care, repotting, watering and feeding, * tips on how to achieve year-round colour and scent. Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.
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Drawing directly from his experience as an acclaimed climate-change gardener, and of setting up a kitchen garden from scratch for River Cottage, Mark explains the practical aspects of organic growing, introduces us to a whole world of vegetables we may not have previously considered, and does away with alienating gardening jargon once and for all. Mark begins with a catalogue of vegetables that will grow in this country, explaining for each their benefits, what varieties to go for, dos and don'ts, and popular culinary uses. He then invites us to create a wish list of foods, and shows us his own list from his early gardening days. Next, he explains how to turn this wish list into a coherent kitchen garden plan appropriate for our space, whether it be a patch of acidic soil, a roof-top garden or an allotment, whether we put on our wellies in every free moment or are 'time-poor' gardeners. Then he puts all the theory into practice, showing us how to look after nutrients in the soil, how to resist pests and diseases, and how to make our garden sustainable and organic. In clear, concise sections we learn about seed trays, supporting plants with climbing structures, mulching, composting, companion planting, irrigation and promoting pollination, and there are additional tables showing sowing and harvesting times, plant sizes, and alternative varieties of plants for different sites. About thirty recipes and a directory of useful addresses finish the book, and the handbook is complemented by bright colour photography throughout. Practical and inspiring, with a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Veg Patch is destined to join Handbooks No. 1, 2 and 3 as an indispensible household reference.
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In Harvest, bestselling author Darina Allen draws on more than 30 years of experience gardening at Ballymaloe to take you through an extensive list of vegetables, herbs and fruits with each entry including explanations of different varieties, practicalinformation on cultivation, growing and maintenance, plus instructions for the best ways to cook produce as well as preserve and utilise a glut.With more than 500 recipes, including a variety for every ingredient, Darina shows how to use your harvest to its full potential. Vegetables range from annual crops such as chicory, radishes and kohlrabi to perennials like asparagus and spinach. Fruits cover apples, currants and peaches plus more the more unusual and interesting myrtle berries, loquats and medlars. Plus acomprehensive list of herbs, edible flowers and foraged foods such as samphire, wild garlic and blackberries.
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The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
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Edible Gardens LA founder Lauri Kranz shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot. Through gorgeous gardens created for her well-known clientele, including James Beard award-winning chefs, celebrities, rock stars, and more, Lauri shares her essential methods for growing abundant organic food. This practical guide is built around Lauri's philosophy that nourishment and beauty are not separate goals. It's also at the forefront of a gardening revolution, where more and more people are craving a patch of land for growing and the trend is toward edible gardens over ornamental gardens. A Garden Can Be Anywhere reveals Lauri's knack for providing both beauty and bounty in her clients' outdoor spaces.
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In this groundbreaking collection of more than 470 wild-food recipes, celebrated New York City forager, cook, and food writer Marie Viljoen shows us how to incorporate readily available wild ingredients into both everyday and special-occasion fare. Working with 36 wild plants, most of them ubiquitous worldwide and many increasingly found in farmers markets, she presents truly delicious options for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrees, desserts, snacks, bakes, breads, preserves, sauces, syrups, ferments, spices, and salts. Featuring bayberry, mugwort, Japanese knotweed, black locust flowers, honeysuckle, wisteria, spruce tips and more, recipes range from simple preservation techniques and cast-iron-skillet specials to more sophisticated dishes of multilayered flavors a shrimp and avocado aspic with spicebush, or a rolled tomato souffle stuffed with garlic mustard. Forage, Harvest, Feast featuring hundreds of colour photographs as well as cultivation tips for plants commonly found in the wild but easily grown at home is destined to become a standard reference for any cook wanting to transform wildcrafted ingredients into exceptional dishes, spices, and drinks. Eating wild food, Viljoen reminds us, is a radical act of remembering and honoring our shared heritage. Eating invasive edible weeds helps curb their spread. And growing indigenous plants at home preserves wild populations and boosts biodiversity.
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Whether you fantasise about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even the perfect apple pie, this beautifully illustrated book bridges the gap between the special place orchards hold in our hearts and the practicalities of growing and cooking orchard fruit. Orchards are found worldwide and this comprehensive book explores the traditions of fruit growing and the story of individual fruits, as well as providing delicious recipes and general cultivation advice. As interest grows in sustainability, the preserving of heritage varieties and in organic produce, this book is a timely celebration of tree fruit and its enjoyment. There is a growing demand for inspirational books on growing fruit Picks up on the current interest in organics and the sourcing of food Features history and traditions, cultivation advice and recipes Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams
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Seasonal recipes and expert planting guides from Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's quintessential English country garden The Great Dixter Cookbook features seventy simple and delicious seasonal recipes from the kitchen garden at Great Dixter, the historic house and garden located on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Dishes included range from English classics such as chicken and leek pie, apple crumble, and beetroot chutney, to contemporary recipes like crispy kale with sea salt and shakshuka. Dixter was home to the revered and highly influential gardener and writer, Christopher Lloyd, and a number of this book's recipes have been taken from the Lloyd family's personal kitchen notebooks. With growing guides to more than twenty varieties of vegetables and fruit to accompany the recipes, this practical, accessible book enriches the kitchens and lives of home cooks and gardeners worldwide.
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No dig organic gardening saves time and work. It requires an annual dressing of compost to help accelerate the improvement in soil structure and leads to higher fertility and less weeds. No dig experts, Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, explain how to set up a no dig garden. They describe how to: Make compost, enrich soil, harvest and prepare food and make natural beauty and clean ing products and garden preparations. These approaches work as well in small spaces as in large gardens. The Authors' combined experience gives you ways of growing, preparing and storing the plants you grow for many uses, including delicious vegetable feasts and many recipes and ideas for increasing self reliance, saving money, living sustainably and enjoying the pleasure of growing your own food, year round. Charles' advice is distilled from 35 years of growing vegetables intensively and efficiently; he is the acknowledged no dig guru and salad expert both in the UK and internationally. Stephanie, a kitchen gardener, grows in her small, productive home garden and allotment, and creates no dig gardens for restaurants and private estates.She presents truly delicious seasonal recipes, made from the vegetables anyone can grow. She also explains how to use common plants you can grow and forage for to make handmade preparation for the home and garden.
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Gardening Under Lights details everything a gardener or hobbyist needs to know to garden indoors. Part One starts with the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, and how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs. Part Two provides an overview of the most up-to-date tools and gear available. Parts Three and Four offer tips and techniques for growing popular ornamental plants (orchids, succulents, bonsai, and more) and edible plants (arugula, cannabis, oregano, tomatoes, and more) independent of the constraints of volatile outdoor conditions. Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, and anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors.
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With over 200 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II -- A cook's guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from Britain's finest food writer. 'When I dug up my lawn to grow my own vegetables and herbs I planted fruit too. A handful of small trees - plum, apple and pear - some raspberry, blackberry and currant bushes and even strawberries in pots suddenly joined my patch of potatoes, beans and peas. These fruits became the backbone of my home baking, the stars in my cakes and pastries and even inspired the odd pot of jam. More than this, I started to use them in new ways too, from a weekday supper of pork chops with cider and apples to a Chinese Sunday roast with spiced plum sauce. The hot family puddings and fruit ices we had always loved so much suddenly took on a delicious new significance.'
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'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.' With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I - A cook and his vegetable patch, is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from Britain's finest food writer. In his imitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, Tender has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.
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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.
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* Inspiration for the modern gardener or smallholder from Britain's great country estate and their kitchens gardens. * This practical guide gives a fascinating glimpse over the kitchen garden wall and into the orchards, vegetable beds, fishponds, vineyards and brewhouses through the centuries. * For anyone wishing to grow their own and become more self-sufficient, there is much to learn from traditional gardening techniques, whether you have an urban allotment or a balcony. Britain's great estates and country house gardens offer a wealth of inspiration to the modern gardener. From traditional walled kitchen gardens and their - sometimes surprising - fruit and vegetables, to keeping bees, chickens or even livestock, tried and tested methods have been used in kitchen garden estates since medieval times and have much to teach anyone who wishes to make their own outdoor space a model of self-sufficiency. Covering fruit and vegetables, herbs, orchards, beekeeping, fish ponds, dovecotes and poultry, dairy and the farmyard, the deer park and game, hops and vineyards, there is something for everyone, whether you have acres of land, an allotment or are simply growing herbs on your windowsill.
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Enter a world of tents, tea, and terrifically good jam with RHS Great British Village Show. Written by Thane Prince and Matthew Biggs, and with a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh, this is the ultimate illustrated guide to a unique British tradition. Every year, hundreds of country shows and village fairs take place across the UK. Celebrate this tradition and step behind the scenes of the British country show with insider facts and beautiful photographs that show you every aspect of preparing, presenting, and prize-winning on the big day. Discover how judges reach their nail-biting decisions by using official RHS guidelines for over 100 fruit, vegetable, and flower categories. Learn the secrets behind growing perfect produce, preparing show-quality preserves and bakes with tips from the experts. RHS Great British Village Show tells you exactly what the judges are looking for - and what to avoid. Packed with staging tips, expert guides, photo diaries, and prize-winning recipes, RHS Great British Village Show is a unique insider's look behind the scenes of a wonderful British tradition.
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