Seeds The Ultimate Guide to Growing Successfully from Seed in Association with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Jekka McVicar

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    240 x 210 x 20mm
    21 Feb 2008
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This is a fully comprehensive guide to please even the most thorough grower. Beginning with an overview of the nature of seeds, including how they are pollinated and fertilised, Jekka McVicar draws on her extensive experience of farming herbs, describing when and how to harvest, sort and store each seed. With the foundation laid, the main scope of the book begins: how does one grow specific plants from seeds? With practical growing instructions and planting recipes, the book covers over 500 genera, with many more varieties and cultivars, in practical and extensive detail. The range is enormous: alpines, annuals, aquatic plants, trees, herbs and cacti are just a few of the many categories of plants discussed, with helpful cross-referencing and photography to spur the reader into action.

Jekka McVicar established her Herb Farm in 1985. She presented the RHS video on herbs and is on the RHS Council. Crowned the ‘queen of herbs’ by Jamie Oliver and one of Rick Stein’s food heroes, Jekka has been awarded over 60 RHS Gold Medals for her herb exhibits at the RHS flower shows, including 14 at Chelsea Flower Show. Jekka has had four books published, including Seeds in association with RHS and Jekka’s Complete Herb Book. Jekka is also well known for her regular appearances on TV and radio gardening and cookery programmes and contributes to Gardeners' World Magazine, Good Food and Gardens Illustrated.