Encyclopedic in scope, The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit in Australia is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home.
Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inspire novices and experienced gardeners alike. The coverage is phenomenal - from growing tomatoes throughout the year, to the great variety of potatoes you can grow in your own backyard, and the herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces.
Written with Australian consultants for Australian conditions with lavish illustrations and information that is easy to read and find, every gardener can discover the origins of plants, how they were named, their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses, and most importantly, how to cultivate the right plant to ensure a bumper crop. This is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for more than three decades and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. His previous books include Bob Flowerdew’s Complete Fruit Book, The No-Work Garden, The Gourmet Gardener, Going Organic, Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own, and the Bob’s Basics series of mini-books.
Matthew Biggs is best known for his appearances on the long running BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time. He has been a professional gardener for over 20 years, since studying at Pershore College of Horticulture and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Matthew wrote The Complete Book of Vegetables in Australia closely with Australian horticulture consultants and is customised for local conditions.
Jekka McVicar is a British horticulturalist who has been called 'The Queen of Herbs' and is well known for her regular appearances on TV, on radio gardening programs, and for her columns in The Guardian. She has been awarded 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals for her herb nursery, Jekka's Herb Farm, and in 2016 was named their Ambassador for health and well-being through gardening. She is author of The Complete Herb Book, Jekka's Herb Cookbook and co-author of The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit.
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