The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar, Bob Flowerdew
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- 21 Sep 2006
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The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit combines three best-selling books written by top gardening authors, Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew. It is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking vegetables, herbs and fruit. The authors' acknowledged expertise in their respective fields and their combined practical experience are brought together in this unique and outstanding book. The coverage is phenomenal – from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of species of apples that can be cultivated, and the herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout, setting out varieties, cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases, culinary uses, as well as medicinal and cosmetic uses. It is a real must-have for any gardener or cook.
'Full of facts and tips on growing greens plus some delicious recipes.' Alan Titchmarsh
'Gone are the days when vegetable plot was home only to potatoes, carrots and cabbages. Now the range can be extended to include unusual, exotic and gourmet delicacies.' Adam Pasco, The Daily Telegraph
'Even if you never get around to growing a fraction of the varieties described, you will find much in this book to entertain you.' Max Davidson, The Express
'Highly innovative... Matthew's enthusiasm bubbles along from artichoke to zucchini.' Woman's Weekly
'A useful addition to any vegetable grower's library. Recommended.' Gardening Which?
'An A-Z of veg, from familiar to the exotic, with growing tips and recipes.' BBC Gardens Illustrated
Matthew Biggs trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and appeared in Channel 4’s Garden Club. He writes for Gardeners’ World magazine and lectures around the world. Matthew travels extensively and likes to experiment with unusual varieties and try out new growing techniques. He is the co-author of GQT Plant Chooser and GQT Techniques and Tips for Gardeners. He is best known for appearances on BBC Radio 4's Gardner's Question Time.
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.
Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for over 30 years and is Britain’s and Europe’s leading organic gardener. He is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and writes for journals at home and abroad particularly Amateur Gardening, Kitchen Garden Magazine, BBC Gardeners World Magazine, Gardens Illustrated and Reader's Digest.
His books include Bob Flowerdew’s Complete Fruit Book, Bob Flowerdew’s Organic Bible, The No-Work Garden, The Gourmet Gardener, Going Organic and Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own. His latest series 'Bob's Basics' included Composting; Weeding without Chemicals; Pruning Training and Tidying; Companion Planting; Planting, Watering and Feeding; and Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control.