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Get Started

Growing Vegetables: Learn Something New

Simon Akeroyd


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Have you always wanted to learn how to grow your own vegetables and fruits, but don't know how to get started? Get Started: Growing Vegetables is your perfect, patient teacher, taking you from complete beginner to being able to complete more than 50 gardening projects. Start simple with your own leafy salad and a delicious strawberry hanging basket; build on your skills with a rustic tepee for beans and plump, juicy raspberries; and show off by designing an aromatic herb garden, nurturing gourmet asparagus, storing your crops for winter, and more. Packed with advice, reminders, and help when things go wrong, Get Started: Growing Vegetables is your first step toward a passion for growing your own food.

More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started series simulates carefully structured classroom lessons, an approach that allows you to custom-build courses with practical lessons and themed projects. Nothing's assumed, and everything's explained; each book answers fundamental questions, identifies the subject's basics, and provides step-by-step explanations and assessments so you can fulfill your own unique potential.

DK, 9781465401960, 192pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2012

About the Author

Simon Akeroyd was brought up in a family of professional cooks but discovered at an early age that he preferred growing food to cooking it. He has written for numerous gardening magazines, including the monthly "Allotment Gardener" pages for Grow Your Own magazine. He was previously a garden manager for the Royal Horticultural Society, and has worked at both RHS Wisley and Harlow Carr. He also worked for the BBC as a horticultural researcher and producer. He has an allotment in Surrey and is an avid beekeeper. His books include Shrubs and Small Trees, Lawns and Ground Cover, and Grow Your Own Fruit.