This excellent book by ABC gardening guru Annette McFarlane has been fully revised and expanded and contains a wealthof information for the novice and experienced gardener.
In this world of mass-produced food where high productivity, storage and uniformity rule, growing your own vegetables will mean that you can eat genuinely fresh and flavoursome food free from the uncetainty of chemical sprays. This book covers important topics such as:
Know your climate: Planting guides covering 5 Australian climatic zones.
Getting Started: Planning, crop rotation, composting, manure and soil characteristics.
Container gardening: Vegetables, sprouts, micro-greens etc.
Propogating from seed: Why grow from seed, seed-raising mixtures, sowing for seedlings and direct sowing.
Saving seed: Heirloom seed, seed varieties, collecting seed.
A is for amaranth - Z is for zucchini: The growing of more than 100 vegetable and herb varieties with detailed information when, where and how many to plant, propogation and planting, time to harvest etc etc.