INTRODUCTION: WHY GROW YOUR OWN; RULES AND TOOLS: CLIMATE, SOILS, PLANNING, BUYING SEEDS, TOOLS; BASIC TECHNIQUES: DIGGING, RAISED BEDS, MANURES, SOWING AND PLANTING, WATERING; CROP PROTECTION: WEEDS, MULCHES, FRAMES, WINDBREAKS, PESTS AND DISEASES; VEGETABLE DIRECTORY. VEGETABLES ARE GROUPED BY FAMILY GROUPS; HERB DIRECTORY. ALPHABETICAL LISTING; SOWING CHARTS, HARVESTING TIMES; GLOSSARY; INDEX; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
This series is written by a team of Royal Horticultural Society experts. The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This book is the result of more than 100 years of practical experience in gardens across the world. With this book, gardening practice is in safe hands.