RHS Grow Your Own: Crops in Pots: with 30 step-by-step projects using vegetables, fruit and herbs (Royal Horticultural Society Grow Your Own)

RHS Grow Your Own: Crops in Pots: with 30 step-by-step projects using vegetables, fruit and herbs (Royal Horticultural Society Grow Your Own)

By: Kay Maguire (author)Hardback

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Winner of the Practical Book of the Year 2013 at the Garden Media Guild Awards. RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots is the natural successor to Carol Klein's bestselling RHS Grow your own Veg, which has sold more than 300,000 copies since publication. With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques. Follow 30 tried-and-tested container recipes for top tasting crop combinations such as tomato with basil, fruit salads and cut-and-come-again vegetables. Discover the essential techniques that every container-gardener should know and use the crop directory to find out the best way to grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.

About Author

Kew-trained author and gardener Kay Maguire is skilled in the techniques of growing crops in pots, and finds space to trial hundreds of new and trusted fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs in her tiny London garden. As former Horticultural Editor of BBC Gardeners' World magazine she is a consummate communicator to an audience of wide ability and discerning taste on the precise, sometimes tricky, growing methods that containers require. A talented cook, she knows a tasty crop when she tries it, and through her efforts she is almost self-sufficient.


Introduction What are the benefits of container growing? Tools and Techniques Using the right equipment; choosing and buying eligible candidates; planting skills; caring and protecting your plants; easy watering; harvesting and storage; problem solving 30 Beautiful Projects From a sumptuous strawberry fountain, to cut-and-come-again salads and a square-metre nine-crop challenge. Thirty inspirational projects involving fruit, vegetables, salads, herbs and edible flowers Crop Directory Fruit (in top, cane, soft fruit & shrub order) Apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, citrus, figs, olives, gooseberries, raspberries, currants, strawberries, grapes and blueberries Vegetables (in family order) Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, aubergine, peppers, chillies, carrots, beetroot, parsnip, swede, cucumber, melon, courgettes, onions, leeks, garlic, celery, chard, French, runner and broad beans, cabbage, cauliflowers, radishes, broccoli, kale, salads, lettuce, chicory & rocket Herbs (in A-Z Latin order) Chives, basil, bay, hyssop, rosemary, sage, mint, thyme, marjoram, coriander, lemongrass, borage, dill, fennel & parsley Edible flowers (in A-Z Latin order) Chives, borage, calendula, chicory, courgette, daylily, dianthus, fennel, lavender, nasturtium, tagetes, pansy & viola Crop planner Index Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845336868
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781845336868
  • weight: 850
  • ISBN10: 1845336860

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