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Small 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 Details

ISBN: 9781900322201
ISBN-10: 190032220X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Green Books
Publisher: Green Books
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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