Salad Leaves for All Seasons
Organic Growing from Pot to Plot
By (author) Charles Dowding
Salad Leaves for All Seasons by Charles Dowding
Book DescriptionSmall is beautiful, less is more; a salad a day but not the supermarket way. This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year, will inspire you to grow your own, whether on a windowsill, on a patio, in your garden or on the allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy and tasty salads. Learn the subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year. And when your table is groaning with the abundance of your harvests, there are delicious and imaginative recipes to exploit the fantastic flavours, colour and vitality of home-grown salad leaves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781900322201
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Green Books
Publisher: Green Books
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Dowding
How to Create a New Vegetable Garden, Hardback (February 2015)
A practical book to take you through the stages of creating a new vegetable garden from scratch - using any plot of land. Filled with useful advice and and guidance, it will help you to realise the full potential of your garden.
Gardening Myths and Misconceptions, Hardback (March 2014)
A look behind the apparent complexities of gardening advice, to find easier and more productive ways of gardening; growing vegetables in particular. Understanding that can save time, money and unnecessary effort.
Charles Dowding's Veg Journal, Hardback (February 2014)» View all books by Charles Dowding
The book uses the seasonal checklists, advice and hard-won experience of the UK's best-known no-dig gardener to plan a year's veg growing.
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Author Biography - Charles Dowding
Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens llustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. He is a veteran organic grower, having practised no-dig gardening for many years. In his gardens over the years he has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil. He has discovered different patterns of growth in most seasons, with slightly lower yields, more weeds and slugs found on the dug beds. He is currently establishing a new garden to illustrate no-dig practice and form the basis for a new experiment. He says: "I have always been interested in lookiing 'behind the scenes' and asking why things are as they are, questioning practices that are taken for granted. This led me to grow organically, at a time when the chemical approach was rarely challenged." His books for Green Books are:
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