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Introduction. Getting Started. Know your soil; Preparing your plot; Sowing; Pests and diseases; Planning what to grow; Getting Growing. Garlic; Leeks; Onions; Shallots; Spring onions; Broccoli; Calabrese; Cauliflowers; Brussels sprouts; Cabbages; Kale; Broad beans; Green beans; Runner beans; Peas; Asparagus; Globe artichokes; Jerusalem artichokes; Kohl rabi; Beetroots; Carrots; Celeriac; Florence fennel; Parsnips; Potatoes; Sweet potatoes; Turnips; Swedes; Lettuces; Salad leaves; Chicory; Cucumbers; Radishes; Tomatoes; Spinach; Perpetual spinach; Swiss chard; Courgettes & marrows; Pumpkins & winter squashes; Sweetcorn; Aubergines; Okra; Peppers & chillies; Adding Herbs. Chives; Dill; Chervil; Horseradish; Tarragon; Caraway; Fennel; Hyssop; Bay; Mint; Basil; Coriander; Parsley; Sage; Marjoram; Chamomile; Borage; Rosemary; Thyme;

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Growing your own vegetables has become an extremely popular activity throughout the UK. Many prime-time television shows that cover the subject are gaining huge audiences, with nearly 4 million people tuning into Grow Your Own Veg! last year. Mitchell Beazley's book Grow Your Own Veg by Carol Klein - which ties-in with the television series - was the number one bestselling Garden Book for the whole of 2007, selling 70,000 copies in the UK. Sales of seeds used to grow edible plants and herbs are already up 7 per cent on last year and are set to break the double-digit percentage increase by the end of 2007.

Introduction. Getting Started. Know your soil; Preparing your plot; Sowing; Pests and diseases; Planning what to grow; Getting Growing. Garlic; Leeks; Onions; Shallots; Spring onions; Broccoli; Calabrese; Cauliflowers; Brussels sprouts; Cabbages; Kale; Broad beans; Green beans; Runner beans; Peas; Asparagus; Globe artichokes; Jerusalem artichokes; Kohl rabi; Beetroots; Carrots; Celeriac; Florence fennel; Parsnips; Potatoes; Sweet potatoes; Turnips; Swedes; Lettuces; Salad leaves; Chicory; Cucumbers; Radishes; Tomatoes; Spinach; Perpetual spinach; Swiss chard; Courgettes & marrows; Pumpkins & winter squashes; Sweetcorn; Aubergines; Okra; Peppers & chillies; Adding Herbs. Chives; Dill; Chervil; Horseradish; Tarragon; Caraway; Fennel; Hyssop; Bay; Mint; Basil; Coriander; Parsley; Sage; Marjoram; Chamomile; Borage; Rosemary; Thyme;

About the Author

Richard Bird has gardened since childhood and is the author of over thirty books including Garden Answers: Ponds, Garden Answers: Pruning, and Small Garden Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. He has edited a number of gardening magazines and also lectures widely as well as doing regular radio broadcasts.

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