Home-grown Vegetable Manual: Growing and Harvesting Vegetables in Your Garden or Allotment
More and more people are discovering the delights of growing their own vegetables, whether in their back garden or on an allotment. The Home-Grown Vegetable Manual, now available in paperback, gives you all the information you need to make your vegetable plot a success and is an essential reference if you are about to take up the challenge and grow your own for the first time. Experienced gardeners will also find this manual extremely useful as it is packed with down-to-earth advice on everything from pest control and seed saving to month-by-month reminders that will help you get the very best from your plot year after year.
Steve Ott is a trained horticulturist who spent the first 20 years of his working life as a commercial grower of everything from fruit and vegetables to pot plants. Now a gardening writer and editor of Kitchen Garden magazine, in his spare time Steve looks after his own veg patch in his garden in the East Midlands.
Finding an allotment or starting a garden plot. Getting to know your soil. Essential tools and techniques to save you time and effort. Using fertilisers and green manures. Successful composting. Veg in the flower garden. Pest and disease control. Harvesting, storing and preserving. A to Z of veg and how to grow it. Month-by-month diary of essential tasks.