The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Vegetables: The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Vegetables (Kew Experts) (Hardcover)

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This guide from the experts of Kew Royal Botanical Gardens is filled with tips and advice to help you grow your best vegetable garden ever!

In this book Kew's Kitchen Gardener, Helena Dove, combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty to make a comprehensive and informative guide with all you need to know to master theart of growing vegetables.

She shows how to grow some of the most popular staple crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, radishes and rocket, and also some more unusual and exciting choices such as oca, tomatillo, seakale and yacon.

She gives easy to follow instructions on how to be a successful vegetable gardener, plus 12 exciting projects to try throughout the year including forcing rhubarb, creating an asparagus border and growing in raised beds.

From sowing, to planting young plants, to hardening off and harvesting, find out what you need to do and when, to produce the most magnificent harvests. All the advice is underpinned by the expertise and authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and illustrated from Kew's world-famous botanical collection. 

​ With this book, you wil be able to reap a rich bounty of delicious vegetables from just a few packets of seed and some fertile ground!

This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Herbs and Guide to Growing House Plants.

About the Author

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. Over the past 250 years Kew has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungi with many benefits for humankind.

Helena Dove is the Kitchen Gardener at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and previously worked at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield, London. She has written for magazines including Garden News, The Plant Heritage, as well as the Kew Blog. She trained in horticulture on the Historic and Botanic Gardening Training Scheme and studied her RHS qualifications at Writtle College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711242784
ISBN-10: 071124278X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Kew Experts