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The Complete Vegetable Grower by John Harrison
  

The Complete Vegetable Grower

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Coming to gardening late in life I’ve had to learn everything from books and I frequently end up puzzled and confused - how I wish I’d had The Complete Vegetable Grower when I started out. For Mr Harrison is a master of clarity and he explains the how and why. The humblest beginner could make a very good start with his guidance and have a good crop to show for it at the end of the season. I do hope he expands to fruit growing then even I might understand pruning.

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Synopsis

The Complete Vegetable Grower by John Harrison

Whether you're lucky enough to have your own garden, run an allotment or only have enough room for a few pots and containers, you can successfully grow your own fresh vegetables to feed your family. John Harrison's practical guide gives you all the information you need to prepare the soil and start sowing your seeds. Learn all about: preparing the vegetable patch; getting the most from your land; tackling weeds and pests; benefiting from greenhouses and polytunnels; making your own compost and organic fertilizers; successional growing; and, saving and sowing your own seed. It includes a month-by-month guide to help you plan your gardening year. The Complete Vegetable Grower contains, in one comprehensive volume, all John's tips and tried-and-tested methods for successful vegetable growing. It includes an indispensable A to Z guide to vegetables, month-by-month advice to help you plan your gardening year, and an easy-to-follow sowing and harvesting chart. And, for the first time, his practical advice is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photos.

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I wish I'd had The Complete Vegetable Grower when I started out. Mr Harrison is a master of clarity. * Lovereading UK * Superb. * Mail Online * This book should inspire everyone. * Countryman * Refreshing. * Gardens Illustrated * Britain's greatest allotment authority. * The Bookseller * Britain's greatest allotment authority. * Independent on Sunday *


About the Author

John Harrison has been growing vegetables for over 30 years. He has been a member of Garden Organic (previously the Henry Doubleday Research Association) since 1976 and is also a member of the National Vegetable Society, currently serving as Secretary for Crew and Nantwich District. He runs the UK's Number One allotment website: www.allotment.org.uk.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th March 2011

Author

John Harrison

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Author's Website

www.allotment.org.uk/
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Publisher

How To Books Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
Gardening

ISBN

9780716022701

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