Alan Titchmarsh Kitchen Gardener
The Kitchen Gardener
Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg
Publication Date: Thursday 6th March 2008
Britain has a growing passion for home produce: there are allotments with ten-year waiting lists; fruit and vegetable seeds are outselling flowers – and so now the nation’s favourite gardener, Alan Titchmarsh, has written a comprehensive guide on how to make the most of those allotments, vegetable patches or even window boxes with his new book The Kitchen Gardener: Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg.
In this book Alan tells you everything you could possibly want to know about growing everyday and more unusual varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs. As well as providing the key facts needed to yield good results and what to do when things go wrong, the text is sprinkled with Alan’s personal observations, anecdotes, culinary tips and quirky historical uses. Taking a very practical approach, Alan starts from scratch for the benefit of those just starting out but also, for the more experienced gardener, shares information on how to grow edibles in a new way – perhaps in a small space that needs to look attractive, or on a new allotment.
The book is divided into two sections: The Ground Rules – where Alan outlines the do’s and don’t’s and all the practical information you need, from designing and preparing your plot to choosing what you want to grow. And The Directory – where he provide detailed A-Zs of fruit, veg and herbs.
Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs and artworks, The Kitchen Gardener is a must have for novices and experienced gardeners alike.