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Complete Book of Vegetables in Australia

The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking


The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking vegetables in Australia.

This comprehensive work covers over 90 vegetables, from familiar favourites such as lettuce and carrots to more exotic ones like doodhi and wasabi, helping you out no matter what vegetable you want to grow.

A true sourcebook for the Australian gardener, it contains practical advice on how to grow top-quality plants from propagation to harvest, wherever you grow them – in containers, in grow bags or under glass. There’s information on controlling pests, crop rotation and companion planting, and the pages are brimming with ideas for ‘green’ gardening, soil improvement and weed control.

With detailed notes on nutritional value and recommended varieties for culinary use, this book will also travel with you from the garden into the kitchen. Each temptingly illustrated entry is accompanied by mouth-watering recipes, including a selection from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

This is the essential guide to successful vegetable gardening and cooking for all, from beginners to experienced gardeners.

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.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (October 1, 2018)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925750287

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