Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia
Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew
Simon & Schuster Australia
Encyclopaedic in scope, The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit in Australia is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home.
Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inspire novices and experienced gardeners alike. The coverage is phenomenal – from growing tomatoes throughout the year, to the great variety of potatoes you can grow in your own backyard, and there are herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces.
Written with Australian consultants for Australian conditions with lavish illustrations and information that is easy to read and find, every gardener can discover the origins of plants, how they were named, their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses, and most importantly, how to cultivate the right plant to ensure a bumper crop. This is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
If you are interested in having a home vegetable garden, or even an orchard or herb garden then this book is for you! If you buy one gardening book this year – for yourself or as a gift –buy this one- you will have all your needs met in this one book! (And this makes a great coffee table book for those who don’t have green thumbs). J
This is a great resource – divided into useful easy to read sections
Herbs A – Z
Soft, Bush and Cane fruits
Tropical and Sub Tropical Fruits
Shrub and Flower Garden Fruits
Practical Gardening tips.
With real life (plant) images, information on varieties, cultivation, propagation, harvesting, pests and diseases, culinary uses and a recipe or two relating to the individual plant – all the information you need is here to get started.
Start planning your garden today and remember to feed the bees – plant blue and purple flowering plants and herbs and you will have a bee friendly garden in return the bees will happily pollinate your crops for you!
Wow, Carol! Another resource for you. You have the greatest kitchen library by now, I’m sure!
and a wonderful kitchen garden Margot 🙂