Organic Kitchen Garden (Paperback)

By Juliet Roberts

Conran, 9781840915259, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

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Description



The definitive organic vegetable gardening book, an essential reference for all gardeners committed to a natural, healthy and safe approach.



Practical, beautiful and an invaluable gardening reference, Organic Kitchen Garden shows you how to grow your own food and discover the taste of really fresh fruit and vegetables, and more. The book explains how to set up your vegetable patch, how to prepare the soil, choose and care for your crops and stagger your harvest across the seasons. Each chapter deals with a different crop, from salads, beans and brassicas to onions, potatoes and root vegetables, as well as more unusual crops such as fennel, pak choi and sea kale. Also includes helpful monthly lists to remind you which jobs need doing when and tips on composting, weed control, plant health care, pest and disease control 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.
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