Discovering Vegetables Herbs and Spices

This is the companion volume to Discovering Fruit & Nuts, making these two books the complete reference work on gardening with edible plants.

Discovering Vegetables  Herbs and Spices

Discovering Vegetables Herbs and Spices

An authoritative, comprehensive guide to vegetable, herb and spice plants that explores old favourites and many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. As well as the A to Z guide to over 200 species, and lists of the most popular cultivars, a general introduction gives a basic background to various aspects of horticulture and plant nutrition. A table of plants for different garden situations at the back of the book is a useful readyreference. This thorough and extensively researched book is a vital reference, with everything a gardener needs to know, and much that a commercial producer would find valuable, in terms of choice of varieties and marketing of the harvest. This is the companion volume to Discovering Fruit & Nuts, making these two books the complete reference work on gardening with edible plants. This book provides inspiration for people to grow and try new foods; Comprehensive and detailed at over 400,000 words with more than 200 colour illustrations as well as full-colour diagrams drawn especially for this book; Includes the history, description, propagation, harvesting times and methods, cultivation and location needs, pruning, popular varieties, uses of the crop, with particular emphasis on nutritional benefits, for each species. Dr. Susanna Lyle has a PhD in plant and soil science from Exeter and has been involved in both the practical and academic study of plants and soils for over 25 years. After observing food plants in many climates and locations, she settled in Northland.

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