Organic Kitchen Garden

By Juliet Roberts; Gavin Kingcome
(Conran, Hardcover, 9781840913941, 144pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Homegrown food is simply better: fresher, healthier, purer. You can taste it in tomatoes, plucked from the vine still warm from the sun, or in baby carrots pulled from the earth, the dirt brushed away. Once you've tasted really fresh produce, you'll never go back. Organic Kitchen Gardening is a complete guide to planning, planting, and caring for your own vegetable patch. Each chapter focuses on a different crop, and explains what should be happening each month in your garden. Useful diagrams and photographs illustrate the various techniques and processes. And a monthly diary reminds you what needs to be done, and includes tips on everything from composting and weed control to plant health care and watering.

About the Author

The editor of Gardens Illustrated, Juliet Roberts has been an enthusiastic organic vegetable grower since helping her dad on his allotment as a child. She now has her own allotment in Bristol, UK, where she loves experimenting to find the best varieties for flavor. Having followed the progress at her favorite walled kitchen gardens at Audley End in Essex through the seasons, Juliet is keen to pass on all she has learnt from her mentor, Mike Thurlow, its head kitchen gardener. --This text refers to the

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