The Random House Book of Vegetables

The Random House Book of Vegetables

by Roger Phillips, Martyn E. Rix
     
 
In addition to detailed coverage of more than 650 types of vegetables from around the world, all of which can be grown in the U.S., this primer on vegetables and vegetable gardening gives descriptions of the important vegetable families, tips on culitvation, lists of seed suppliers, and more. Over 1,000 color photos. Index.

Overview

In addition to detailed coverage of more than 650 types of vegetables from around the world, all of which can be grown in the U.S., this primer on vegetables and vegetable gardening gives descriptions of the important vegetable families, tips on culitvation, lists of seed suppliers, and more. Over 1,000 color photos. Index.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
If a gardener needs a single visual guide to the vegetable kingdom, this may be the one. Generously illustrated with color photographs that regard both the larger landscape and the root tendrils on a turnip with a serious eye, the book documents more than 650 types of vegetable, mainly those that can be grown in North America and northern Europe, but also takes stock of Asian specialties currently in demand. Search out parsnips, for example, and you'll find the pale, soggy-looking specimens of five different kinds lined up, as if for mug shots; a glimpse of parsnips au naturel --in the ground, not the studio--is also on hand, as is a brief note on the parsnip's history and its cultivational needs. Extensive, equally explicit spreads on more popular vegetables abound, whether the culprit is spinach or the humble broad bean (shown both with pods zipped shut and split open, seeds intact inside). Though not mainly a source of gardener's tips, the book offers simple instructions to the grower, as well as fodder for anyone curious to know more about the first European sighting of potatoes (1537) or the multitudes of possible potatoes (``Duke of York''; ``Epicure''; ``Mona Lisa''). (Apr.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Ideal for plant identification and selection, this terrific series features immaculate photography (one picture for virtually every entry) and clear, concise text that discusses the physical attributes, native area, and hardiness of each plant. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679750246
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
Random House Book of... Series: Garden Plants
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.49(h) x 0.77(d)

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