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The Complete Book of Vegetables: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Cooking and Eating Vegetables

by Matthew Biggs
     
 

Praise for Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit, by Matthew Biggs and others:

"Solid gardening tips and tempting recipes ... enough to teach even experienced gardeners new tricks." -- American Reference Books Annual

In this encyclopedic guide, master gardener Matthew Biggs shows home gardeners how to grow a broad range of vegetables, from

Overview

Praise for Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit, by Matthew Biggs and others:

"Solid gardening tips and tempting recipes ... enough to teach even experienced gardeners new tricks." -- American Reference Books Annual

In this encyclopedic guide, master gardener Matthew Biggs shows home gardeners how to grow a broad range of vegetables, from the traditional and most popular to the unusual and rare. In addition, celebrated chef Jean-Christophe Novelli provides delicious recipes that use the abundant harvest.

This all-in-one resource features:

  • An illustrated A-to-Z directory with detailed notes on hundreds of varieties that is organized into 80 vegetable families
  • Unusual, exotic and rare vegetables for the home garden
  • Directory of disease-resistant vegetables
  • Hundreds of color photographs
  • Practical gardening tips, including information on planning, soil, fertility, watering, crop rotation, growing systems, propagation and weed and pest control
  • Expert advice on garden cultivation and maintenance, harvesting and storing
  • A history of vegetable growing
  • The ornamental vegetable garden, micro-greens, mini vegetables and making vegetable dyes
  • A comprehensive lists of suppliers and prize-winning vegetables

    The Complete Book of Vegetables is a comprehensive guide for home gardeners.

  • Editorial Reviews

    Chicago Botanic Garden
    Heavily illustrated in gorgeous color, the comprehensive text contains an extensive directory of traditional as well as rare and unusual vegetables. Each profile contains a listing of varieties, their cultivation, pests and diseases, companion plantings, and culinary uses. As growing your own produce becomes more popular, this book is most welcome, for it is certain to have the answers for almost any question relating to vegetables.

    — Marilyn K. Alaimo

    Phoenix Home & Garden
    If you want to learn how to cook chicory grow chickpeas or harvest globe artichokes turn to The Complete Book of Vegetables: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Cooking and Eating Vegetables by Matthew Biggs. The book is an A to Z guide organized into 80 vegetable families listed alphabetically by botanical names. The entries include common names nutritional values and a brief history of each plant. For example cauliflower is believed to have originated in Cyprus as far back as the sixth century B.C. Information on plant varieties, cultivation, container growing, companion planting and medicinal properties also is included, along with culinary recipes by famed French chef Jean Christophe Novell for such dishes as tamarillo chutney, rhubarb sorbet, gazpacho soup and more. In addition you will find practical gardening tips as well as a month by month grower's diary.

    — Taylor Rose

    Chicago Botanic Garden - Marilyn K. Alaimo
    Heavily illustrated in gorgeous color, the comprehensive text contains an extensive directory of traditional as well as rare and unusual vegetables. Each profile contains a listing of varieties, their cultivation, pests and diseases, companion plantings, and culinary uses. As growing your own produce becomes more popular, this book is most welcome, for it is certain to have the answers for almost any question relating to vegetables.
    Phoenix Home & Garden - Taylor Rose
    If you want to learn how to cook chicory grow chickpeas or harvest globe artichokes turn to The Complete Book of Vegetables: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Cooking and Eating Vegetables by Matthew Biggs. The book is an A to Z guide organized into 80 vegetable families listed alphabetically by botanical names. The entries include common names nutritional values and a brief history of each plant. For example cauliflower is believed to have originated in Cyprus as far back as the sixth century B.C. Information on plant varieties, cultivation, container growing, companion planting and medicinal properties also is included, along with culinary recipes by famed French chef Jean Christophe Novell for such dishes as tamarillo chutney, rhubarb sorbet, gazpacho soup and more. In addition you will find practical gardening tips as well as a month by month grower's diary.
    Reference-Research Books News
    Biggs...offers advice on all aspects of growing and enjoying quality vegetables.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781554075812
    Publisher:
    Firefly Books, Limited
    Publication date:
    02/12/2010
    Edition description:
    Revised Edition
    Pages:
    280
    Product dimensions:
    9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author

    Matthew Biggs is a broadcaster and writer and has been a professional gardener for over 25 years. He is a coauthor of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit.

    Jean-Christophe Novelli is a four-time Michelin-starred chef. He has appeared on Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef, and he is the host of Chef Academy on NBC Bravo.

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