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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables Helena Dove

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables By Helena Dove

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables by Helena Dove


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A combination of botanical beauty and practical advice in The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables will inspire beginners and experienced growers to love and grow 60 fantastic crops and 12 inspirational projects.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables Summary

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables: The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables: Volume 7 by Helena Dove

This guide from the experts of Kew Royal Botanical Gardens is filled with tips and advice to help you grow your best vegetable garden ever!

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 grow some of the most popular staple crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, radishes and rocket, and also some more unusual and 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 is underpinned by the expertise and authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and illustrated from Kew's world-famous botanical collection.

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 the Kew Experts 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: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Herbs and Guide to Growing House Plants.

About Helena Dove

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. Over the past 250 years Kew has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungi with many benefits for humankind.

Helena Dove is the Kitchen Gardener at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and previously worked at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield, London. She has written for magazines including Garden News, The Plant Heritage, as well as the Kew Blog. She trained in horticulture on the Historic and Botanic Gardening Training Scheme and studied her RHS qualifications at Writtle College.

Table of Contents

Contents
6 INTRODUCTION TO GROWING VEGETABLES
30 PLANTS
32 Okra
33 Leek
34 Onion
36 PROJECT 1: RAISED BEDS
38 Shallot
39 Spring onion
40 Garlic
42 American groundnut
43 Celery
44 Celeriac
45 Peanut
46 Asparagus
48 PROJECT 2: CREATING AN ASPARAGUS BED
50 Beetroot
51 Chard
52 Swede
53 Kale
55 Calabrese
56 PROJECT 3: USING VEGETABLES AS A DECORATIVE DISPLAY
58 Cauliflower
59 Cabbage
61 Brussels sprout
62 Kohl rabi
63 Sprouting broccoli
64 Turnip
65 Pak choi
66 Mizuna
67 Komatsuna
68 Pepper
69 Endive
70 Chicory
71 Miner's lettuce
72 Seakale
73 Cucumber
74 PROJECT 4: CREATING A WILDLIFE FRIENDLY VEGETABLE GARDEN
76 Courgette and summer squash
77 Winter squash
78 Pumpkin
79 Globe artichoke
80 Carrot
82 PROJECT 5: BUILDING A ROOT CLAMP
84 Rocket
85 Florence fennel
87 Soya bean
88 Jerusalem artichoke
89 Sweet potato
90 PROJECT 6: SWEET POTATO SLIPS
92 Lettuce
94 Cucamelon
95 Watercress
96 PROJECT 7: ROOTING WATERCRESS
98 Oca
98 Parsnip
100 Parsnip root
101 Runner bean
102 French bean
103 Tomatillo
104 Pea
106 PROJECT 8: WINDOWSILL SALADS
108 Mangetout and sugar snap pea
109 Radish
110 Radish pod
111 Rhubarb
112 PROJECT 9: FORCED RHUBARB
114 Buckler leaf sorrel
115 Agretti
116 Yacon
117 Tomato
120 PROJECT 10: SAVING SEED
122 Aubergine
123 Potato
126 PROJECT 11: FESTIVE VEGETABLES
128 Spinach
129 Lamb's lettuce
130 PROJECT 12: NATURAL SUPPORTS FOR BROAD BEANS
132 Broad bean
133 Sweetcorn
134 Troubleshooting
138 What to do when
142 Index
144 Acknowledgments

Additional information

GOR010977399
9780711242784
071124278X
The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables: The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables: Volume 7 by Helena Dove
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
20200303
144
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