This is a step-by-step guide to kitchen and allotment gardening. It shows you how to design a kitchen garden, with plans for a range of gardens of all shapes and sizes, including potagers and large-scale vegetable plots. It includes directories of all the main vegetables, herbs and fruit, with expert advice on cultivation, crop rotation and the best varieties to choose from. It features step-by-step practical advice on the best tools to use, preparing the soil, sowing, transplanting, propagation, training, harvesting and storage, as well as on all aspects of cultivating vegetables and herbs, and planting, pruning and propagating fruit trees.
Growing your own produce is highly rewarding, and this book gives you all the knowledge you require to plan and plant your own crops. There are detailed sections on how to design a variety of kitchen and herb gardens. Beautiful plans and clear planting lists provide the inspiration to create vegetable plots, potagers, fruit gardens and container gardens.
The book explains how to choose vegetables, herbs and fruit to suit different locations, the best way to lay out a garden, and how to grow and maintain everything from broccoli and potatoes to lavender and raspberries.