Growing your own veg is an enjoyable, economical and environmentally-friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Whether you have a front garden, back garden or simply a humble window-box, anyone with green-fingers can plant, nurture and produce their own vegetables. Not only is it the perfect way to ensure that you and your family eat fresh, nutritious foods but it's also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gardener, this essential guide - all packed into a handy format - tells you everything you need to know to grow your own veg, with expert tips and practical advice along the way to ensure perfect results.
Introduction. Getting Started. Know your soil; Preparing your plot; Sowing; Pests and diseases; Planning what to grow; Getting Growing. Garlic; Leeks; Onions; Shallots; Spring onions; Broccoli; Calabrese; Cauliflowers; Brussels sprouts; Cabbages; Kale; Broad beans; Green beans; Runner beans; Peas; Asparagus; Globe artichokes; Jerusalem artichokes; Kohl rabi; Beetroots; Carrots; Celeriac; Florence fennel; Parsnips; Potatoes; Sweet potatoes; Turnips; Swedes; Lettuces; Salad leaves; Chicory; Cucumbers; Radishes; Tomatoes; Spinach; Perpetual spinach; Swiss chard; Courgettes & marrows; Pumpkins & winter squashes; Sweetcorn; Aubergines; Okra; Peppers & chillies; Adding Herbs. Chives; Dill; Chervil; Horseradish; Tarragon; Caraway; Fennel; Hyssop; Bay; Mint; Basil; Coriander; Parsley; Sage; Marjoram; Chamomile; Borage; Rosemary; Thyme;