Completely revised, updated and packed with new products now popping up in our markets and shops is The New Vegetable and Herb Expert book, returning to our shelves after a makeover.
Bursting with fresh ideas, tips and an enormous array of vegetable and herb varieties, the book is one in a series of 21 Expert gardening books by Dr Hessayon. Covering plants as diverse as Abyssinian Cabbage and Tomatillow, as well as traditional lettuce, leeks, broccoli and much more, the book is suitable for all ages and levels of experience, offering an answer to almost every planting how-to.
Divided into 10 chapters, the book introduces gardening basics such as preparing the seed bed, digging and sowing seeds, before exploring standard vegetables, baby vegetables, herbs, novelty varieties, non-standard vegetables – such as salad leaves and oriental veg – where to grow vegetables, how to take care of them, vegetable troubles and a useful veg and herb index. You are sure to find lots of inspiration in the novelty vegetable sections with delicious crystal lemon cucumbers, colourful purple majesty potatoes and unique sunstripe courgettes. Each vegetable and herb is accompanied by a sowing and planting guide and calendar, a fact box of information – including expected germination time, yield per plant and life expectancy of stored seeds – caring for the crop, harvesting, other varieties, potential troubles and tips on how to cook, store or freeze it. With everything you need in one book, you'll never need to look elsewhere for vegetable planting advice.
The New Vegetable & Herb Expert by Dr. D. G. Hessayon, published by Expert Books, is available to buy from all good book stores, RRP £8.99.