This book contains everything you need to know about growing vegetables, fruit and herbs for home consumption - with over 300 colour photographs. Clearly explained step-by-step sequences include preparing the ground, planting seeds, pricking out seedlings, harvesting and storing vegetables, training fruit, and feeding and watering in the greenhouse. It features exciting projects for every gardening season - spring, summer, autumn and winter. A Jobs in Brief section provides a helpful checklist for organizing tasks throughout the gardening year. This is a complete and practical guide to inspire both both novices and experienced gardeners to create and enjoy the perfect vegetable and fruit garden. This book will be the perfect guide and companion for both keen gardeners as well as beginners. It provides all the necessary information to help you create a productive kitchen garden, with the best vegetables and fruit appearing in every season. There are over 80 projects, ideas and techniques, shown in step-by-step instructional pictures. These include planting potatoes, keeping the greenhouse cool, propagation techniques and ripening and harvesting onions.
"Growing Vegetables & Fruit Around the Year" takes the gardener through each season in detail, covering tasks to be planned and executed in the garden and the greenhouse. It also contains a checklist that summarizes jobs and projects around the year so that the gardener can make the best use of time - while guaranteeing excellent results.
Jonathan Edwards is an experienced garden writer and editor. He began his career as a garden journalist, working as a feature editor for Amateur Gardening magazine before becoming deputy editor of Gardening Which? magazine. He now works on gardening books full time. Jonathan has a particular interest in making gardening accessible for all, and has been involved in setting up and writing for the Crocus.co.uk website. Jonathan's other published works include: Greenhouse Gardening; The First-Time Gardener; and The Illustrated Handbook of Garden Techniques.
Peter McHoy is a well-known author and journalist. He has written over 25 books for major publishers on many gardening and houseplant topics, including Low-Maintenance Gardening and The Complete Houseplant Book. He has also compiled and edited important gardening works such as The Gardening Encyclopedia and The Gardener's Diary. Peter McHoy started his career as a seed analyst, but soon moved into magazine journalism so he could share his enthusiasm for plants and gardens with others. He has written more than 60 books, mostly on gardening, and though now retired he still contributes regular gardening features for a number of magazines. He also runs a horticultural photographic library.