RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener

Old, New, Common and Curious Herbs to Grow and Eat

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Caroline Holmes

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845338855

Category: Cooking (Herbs)

Page: 224

View: 9160

More and more gardeners are discovering the delight of preparing and eating fresh homegrown food. For this growing band of enthusiasts, RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener is the indispensable guide to what to grow, cook and eat. Alongside familiar herb varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new colours and tastes. Each herb has its own listing, providing accessible information on climate, size, origin, storage, preparation and cultivation. Fascinating historical facts, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as edible flowers and herbs to drink.

RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

Old, New, Common and Curious Vegetables to Grow and Eat

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Simon Akeroyd

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845338862

Category: Cooking (Vegetables)

Page: 224

View: 9103

RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener is an accessible guide to over 65 types of vegetable, from the obscure to the familiar. It discusses the origin, cultivation and preparation of each vegetable, along with intriguing insights into its history and uses. Practical growing tips, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as heritage and heirloom vegetables, sowing techniques and specialist garden tools. Illustrated throughout with delicate botanical watercolours and engravings and presented in an attractive cloth-effect cover, this is a book for every gardener and cook to treasure.

Jekka's Complete Herb Book

Author: Jekka McVicar

Publisher: Kyle Books Limited

ISBN: 9781856267809

Category: Cooking (Herbs)

Page: 304

View: 9316

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RHS The Urban Gardener

Author: Matt James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184533860X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 568

Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt James explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600919X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9727

Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.

Grow Cook Eat

A Food Lover's Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Including 50 Recipes, Plus Harvesting and Storage Tips

Author: Willi Galloway

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617953

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 2544

From sinking a seed into the soil through to sitting down to enjoy a meal made with vegetables and fruits harvested right outside your back door, this gorgeous kitchen gardening book is filled with practical, useful information for both novices and seasoned gardeners alike. Grow Cook Eatwill inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also fills in the blanks that exist between growing food in the garden and using it in the kitchen with guides to 50 of the best-loved, tastiest vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. The guides give readers easy-to-follow planting and growing information, specific instructions for harvesting all the edible parts of the plant, advice on storing food in a way that maximizes flavor, basic preparation techniques, and recipes. The recipes at the end of each guide help readers explore the foods they grow and demonstrate how to use unusual foods, like radish greens, garlic scapes, and green coriander seeds.

Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781743317228

Category: Botanists

Page: 224

View: 4772

Over 3,000 botanical terms explored and explained. An accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants.

RHS Gardening for Mindfulness

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784723398

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 663

Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.

The Royal Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses

Author: Deni Bown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405300599

Category: Cookery (Herbs)

Page: 448

View: 8786

The definitive guide to the uses and cultivation of herbs. bull; bull;Covers the practical uses and fascinating history of herbs from around the globe bull;Comprehensive A-Z of herbs, with cultivation, propagation and harvesting information bull;Features all the beneficial properties of herbs, including culinary, medicinal and commercial uses bull;Special warning symbol alerts you to potentially toxic or harmful herbs

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

The Definitive Sourcebook for Growing, Harvesting and Cooking

Author: Matthew Biggs,Jekka McVicar,Bob Flowerdew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857833488

Category: Cooking

Page: 704

View: 1247

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.

The Gift of a Garden

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2796

A book of wisdom and life. Welcome to Alice Taylor’s garden: ‘Just inside the gate, hand-painted on a rickety piece of timber, is a little sign: Miracles only grow where you plant them. I saw it in a garden centre and could not resist it. This garden is full of my lack of resistance. I have no in-depth gardening knowledge and I work on impulse. ‘My gardening expertise, acquired through trial and error, is nurtured by the unbelievable pleasure that I have discovered in simply digging the earth. Where does that satisfaction come from? Maybe buried deep in each of us is the secret need to cultivate the soil. Digging the earth breathes life back into us.’ A reflective and uplifting account by Alice Taylor of her love of nature and gardening.

RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409353206

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 5968

Now available in PDF RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants. Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting "recipes". Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps transform your garden into your own Eden. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensible guide to perfect planting.

Small-Space Vegetable Gardens

Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots

Author: Andrea Bellamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697415

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 8205

“If I could recommend one book for small-space vegetable gardening, this would be it. Andrea Bellamy nailed it!” —Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of their dreams.

The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405303538

Category: Gardening

Page: 751

View: 4912

Drawing on the expertise of 50 gardeners, this encyclopedia aims to be a definitive guide to gardening, with advice on all aspects. Over 3000 photos with step-by-step sequences support the text. This revision features a new chapter on container gardening and sections on contemporary techniques.

RHS Grow for Flavour

Tips and Tricks for Maximum Flavour and Minimum Labour

Author: James Wong,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845339364

Category: Fruit-culture

Page: 224

View: 7412

'...packed with stats and science cleverly packaged to make it engaging and accessible'. The English Garden Have you ever grown a batch of lovingly nurtured tomatoes only to be disappointed by the flavour when you harvest them? Best-selling gardening writer and botanist James Wong is convinced that the problem lies with current gardening practices which create bumper harvests at the direct expense of flavour. James's solution? Simply by growing the best-flavoured varieties and treating them just a bit meaner, you will not only get harvests with an intense flavour - but also slash the work involved. Combining cutting-edge science with overlooked traditional techniques, this ground-breaking book lays out a series of deceptively simple tips and tricks to measurably increase the flavour of grow-your-own favourites like sweetcorn, strawberries and tomatoes, while at the same time revealing exciting new foodie crops you never knew you could grow. James also provides 40 really simple recipes for delicious ways to eat what you've grown. With James Wong's RHS Grow for Flavour you can halve your labour and double your harvest - and be rewarded with flavour that simply cannot be bought. So what are you waiting for?

Rhs Grow Your Own Veg Journal

Author: Carol Klein

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845334710

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7240

No month-by-month journal has ever made it so easy for the gardener to get the most from their veg plot. Carol Klein and the RHS experts consider every stage in the process. From buying seed, sowing, planting and feeding, to harvesting and effective storage.

Grow Something Different to Eat

Weird and Wonderful Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Matthew Biggs

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465464293

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8895

"Weird and wonderful heirloom fruits and vegetables for your garden"--Cover.

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

Plant Families Explored and Explained

Author: Simon Maughan,Ross Bayton

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784723804

Category: Botany

Page: 224

View: 1330

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail. From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips. Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.

RHS Gardening School

Everything You Need to Know to Garden Like a Professional

Author: Simon Akeroyd,Dr Ross Bayton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784724750

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9354

Keen amateur gardeners and aspiring professionals can learn from the expertise of the RHS with this handy guide. It doesn't matter if you're an old hand at gardening or just starting out, there are always things to discover and opportunities to improve, whether it's mastering a new technique or brushing up on your botany. RHS Gardening School is the perfect guide for gardeners who want to learn. Inside you'll find chapters on: Understanding plants Everyday garden care Problem solving Planting design Gardening through the year and much more. Hands-on guidance and step-by-step instructions explain topics such as pruning, pest and diseases, weed removal and caring for lawns. Expert gardeners explain the underlying principles in plain English, while clear diagrams and beautiful photographs inspire and inform. Become a better, smarter, more productive gardener with this complete guide to horticulture in one handy book.

The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener

Delicious container recipes to grow together and cook together

Author: Cinead McTernan

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235908

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 1611

How clever would it be to grow all the ingredients for an entire tasty dish in one garden pot? Well now you can, with The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener, which takes 25 contemporary and classic recipes and shows how to grow their ingredients in one chic container. Grow each recipe in one pot and serve them in another! The container recipes are arranged by eating event from picnics to snacks to main courses and puddings, with drinks and dressings to accompany. Enjoy refreshing chilled Gazpacho, followed by tasty Courgette and Fennel Tart with healthy Micro-Veg Salad, topped off with delicious Summer Pudding, and washed down with Pimms Jelly. The one-pot recipes are for beginners and more experienced gardeners and cooks, and include a full step by step masterclass to sowing, growing and harvesting. Jason Ingram won Photographer of the Year at the Garden Media Guild Awards, 2014