Few things are as satisfying as cultivating plants for your own kitchen, and more and more of us are discovering the delight of preparing and eating freshly harvested homegrown food. For this growing band of gardener-cooks, RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener is an insightful introduction to a range of new, curious and common vegetables. Alongside familiar varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new shapes, colours and tastes.
Each vegetable has its own listing, with short headings providing easily accessible information on climate, size, origin, history, cultivation storage and preparation. There are practical growing tips, fascinating facts, nutritional information and classic recipes.
Also included are feature spreads on topics such as composting, sowing techniques, weeding and maintenance, garden tools and others.
Beautiful watercolour and engraved botanical illustrations feature throughout to make this a feast for the eyed and for the table.