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The New Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Hardcover – Illustrated, September 20, 2016
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while), you will be an expert in all things gardening, able to plant circles around friends, creating the basic and the exotic. The book is an ideal gift for the gardener. (Shelf Life Magazine 2018-06-01)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] A comprehensive reference book on edible plants... information on hundreds of edible plants accompanied by more than 1,800 color photographs. (Viveka Neveln American Gardener)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] Solid gardening tips and tempting recipes... enough to teach even experienced gardeners new tricks... excellent index. (Diane M. Calabrese American Reference Books Annual)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] A well-organized overview that examiners each cultivar in depth... visually pleasing... the insight of some very diverse expert gardeners. (Backhome Magazine)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] Good value for money ... very helpful. (Mary Fran McQuade Beach Metro Community News 2006-11-28)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] By far the most comprehensive book on the subject. A must-have for those growing edible crops ... Easy to use. (Connie Krochmal Bee Culture)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] For the edible landscape, the best title by far is Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit... everything you need to know to grow, harvest, and use garden produce. (Connie Krochmal BellaOnline 2006-03-25)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] Not only how to grow, but also how to harvest, preserve and use 70 vegetables... a comprehensive, quick-read encyclopedia. (Suzanne Hively Cleveland Plain Dealer 2006-03-02)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] Whether you utilize it to learn how to use soapwort to treat skin conditions such as eczema or for the recipe for curried parsnip soup, it is valuable to novice and experienced horticulturists alike. Written by a trio of garden experts, this is a must-have resource for any gardener or chef. (Tricia Landry Wallace Country Accents)
[Review of previous hardcover edition:] This comprehensive garden book goes beyond the dirt, offering tips on growing, harvesting, preserving and cooking. (Desert News 2009-02-22)
About the Author
Matthew Biggs lectures at the Royal Horticultural Society and around the world. He is the co-author of Complete Book of Vegetables.
Jekka McVicar has been awarded 59 Royal Horticultural Society gold medals. She is well known for her regular appearances on TV and radio gardening programs. She is the author of Jekka's Herb Cookbook.
Bob Flowerdew is an author and a lecturer for the Royal Horticultural Society. His previous books include Organic Gardening Bible: Successful Growing the Natural Way.
- Publisher : Firefly Books; Illustrated edition (September 20, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1770857982
- ISBN-13 : 978-1770857988
- Item Weight : 6.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.25 x 1.75 x 10.88 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #218,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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Tons of great information.
However, I’m still trying to understand how the book is setup. It says it’s in alphabetical, but it isn’t that simple. We’ve had to use the index to find every vegetable we’ve looked up.
Also, there are only two kinds of peppers in the book—bell & chili. That’s it.