Grow for Flavor

Tips and Tricks to Supercharge the Flavor of Homegrown Harvests

Author: James Wong

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 881

Gardeners can be disappointed by the insipid flavor of the vegetables and fruit that they have so carefully nurtured. The problem, according to botanist James Wong, is that many conventional gardening practices are based on pure myth or faulty science. They create bumper crops at the expense of flavor and nutrition. It doesn't have to be that way. After trial and error of cutting-edge horticultural techniques and extensive review of more than 2,000 journal papers from around the globe, Wong turns the tables on old-school advice with a radical new system that transforms the flavor and nutrition of homegrown produce. Grow for Flavor shows the simple steps and innovative methods that yield tasty harvests beyond dreams and, best of all, the methods involve less effort, are strictly organic and can be mastered easily by newbie gardeners. The goal is maximum flavor with minimum labor. Consider these examples: For tomatoes 150 percent sweeter with 50 percent more vitamin C, ditch the tomato food and use molasses, aspirin sprays, and a bit of salt water. For strawberries 20 percent bigger with 100 times the aroma, plant in acidic soil in full sun with a skirt of red plastic mulch. For super-healthy berries with 300 percent more antioxidants than grocery store varieties, plant Rubel blueberries. For maximum flavor and sweetness, harvest beets early and carrots late. Grow for Flavor is more than tips from a gardening expert. It overflows with practical information and inspirational advice -- an essential for all gardeners.

RHS Grow for Flavour

Tips & tricks to supercharge the flavour of homegrown harvests

Author: James Wong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 637

This ebook edition of RHS Grow for Flavour is best enjoyed on a larger-screen, colour device. '...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?

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Marie Iannotti

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 357

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Herbs to grow indoors

For flavor, for fragrance, for fun

Author: Adelma Grenier Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Herb gardening

Page: 146

View: 455

Grow Fruit Naturally

A Hands-on Guide to Luscious, Home-grown Fruit

Author: Lee Reich

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 234

View: 804

Presents information on the basics of growing fruits, covering such topics as planting, pollination, harvesting, pruning, pests, diseases, and storage, with specific details on over thirty individual fruit varieties.

Derek Fell's Grow This!

A Garden Expert's Guide to Choosing the Best Vegetables, Flowers, and Seeds So Y ou're Never Disappointed Again

Author: Derek Fell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 608

What gardeners want most is a bigger and better return on their investment of time and money—maximum yields and superior flavor for edibles, long-lasting blooms for flowers. Derek Fell's Grow This! features expert advice for choosing and growing the top-performing plants (and avoiding the ones that disappoint). Derek Fell has grown hundreds of varieties and annually visits gardens and test plots across America, so he's qualified to guide gardeners to the best of the best—more than 600 vegetable, flower, herb, and lawn grass all-stars. He offers honest feedback about plant performance, even when it contradicts favorable public opinion or a grower's claims. Seed racks may be filled with ‘Kentucky Wonder' snap beans, but he dismisses that variety as too fibrous and needy and instead recommends ‘Blue Lake' beans for tenderness and high yields. Fell's firsthand experience means the difference between choosing plant winners and losers. Packed with insider evaluations from seedsmen, growers, and nursery retailers that readers won't find elsewhere, Derek Fell's Grow This! explains industry lingo and debunks marketing hype to help gardeners select the best-performing plants for all garden conditions and goals.

25 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow

Author: Ann Brokaw Roe Robbins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 503

Asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, celery, 20 more. Clearly tells when, where, and how to plant. 32 illus.

How to grow herbs

Author: Richard Osborne

Publisher: Sunset Books/Sunset Publishing Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 795

Grow the Best Peppers

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-138

Author: Weldon Burge

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 382

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Grow the Best Root Crops

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-117

Author: Weldon Burge

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 313

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.