Seeds by Jekka Mc Vicar
‘Jekka has drawn on her wealth of experience to write this definitive and comprehensive guide.’ - Country Living
Seeds the ultimate guide to growing successfully from seed by Jekka McVicar published by Kyle Cathie
February 2008, priced £14.99
‘I’m her biggest fan!’ - Jamie Oliver
Seed sales have rocketed in the UK over the last two years and new figures from the Horticultural Trades Association show a 31% increase in the sales of vegetable seeds to householders alone last year.
Seeds are easily the most cost effective and rewarding way of creating a bountiful supply of plants for your garden or window box, and Jekka’s comprehensive guide to sewing, growing and nurturing over 500 plant varieties from seed provides the ‘seeds to success’ for both the apprehensive and more experienced gardener alike. It includes;
- Alpines & rock plants
- Annuals & biennials
- Aquatic plants
- Palms & cyads
- Cacti & succulents
So whether you want to eat it, look at it, or sit under it - with Jekka’s practical advice and trouble shooting tips, including storing and harvesting information, seed supplier details and a truly hands on approach to every variety - everyone can feel confident and be successful in growing the plants they love. It’s time to sow what you would most like to reap!
Jekka McVicar is a herb legend in her own life time. She has run her Herb Farm for 22 years and has been awarded over 60 RHS Gold Medals for her herb exhibits at the RHS flower shows, including 13 Chelsea Gold medals. Jekka is also well known for her regular appearances on TV and radio gardening and cookery programmes, and counts Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein among her fans. Check out her website