Salad Leaves: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot [NOOK Book]


Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy and tasty salads. Learn the subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year.
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Salad Leaves: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot

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Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy and tasty salads. Learn the subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year.
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Editorial Reviews

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"An essential book for every garden and kitchen."  â€”Nigel Slater, Observer Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907448034
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables commercially for 30 years, without soil cultivation. He is the author of How to Grow Winter Vegetables and Organic Gardening. He also writes articles for several gardening publications, lectures, and runs courses on how best to look after soil and plants.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8

Introduction 9

Part 1 Growing Leaves

Chapter 1 High Yields, Small Spaces, Special Methods: Learning new tricks 12

Chapter 2 Vital Knowledge for Successful Harvests: Less sowing, more picking 16

Chapter 3 Sowing, Planting and Harvesting through the Year: An experiment with salad beds 23

Chapter 4 Small Spaces and Micro Leaves: Growing in confined areas and picking baby leaves 31

Chapter 5 Leaf Flavours: An amazing palette to choose from 39

Chapter 6 Sowing, Raising, Sustaining: Healthy plants, indoors and outside 47

Chapter 7 Cosmic Leaves: Bringing new energy to soil, plants and ourselves 57

Chapter 8 The Unwanted: Coping with slugs and other pests 60

Part 2 Salad Leaf Seasons of Harvest

Chapter 9 Leafing through the Seasons: Changing ingredients through the year 68

Chapter 10 Recipes for All Seasons: Leafy meals month by month 78

Part 3 A Celebration of Outdoor Leaves

Chapter 11 Lettuce: Clean, plentiful leaves 94

Chapter 12 Endives and Chicories: A remarkable range of beautiful leaves 104

Chapter 13 Leaves of the Cabbage Family: Oriental leaves, kales, rockets and others 117

Chapter 14 Spinach, Chard and Beet: Many colours, strong flavours 129

Chapter 15 Exotic Tastes and Colours: Small amounts of large flavours 135

Chapter 16 Herbs and Flowers: More exciting flavours and colours 144

Chapter 17 Outdoor Winter Salads: Difficult but precious 157

Part 4 Indoor Sowing and Growing

Chapter 18 Indoor Sowing: Earlier growth, stronger plants, more harvests 166

Chapter 19 Salad leaves through the winter: Growing Indoors 174

Resources (organisations,suppliers and publications) 191

Index 195

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