Also included is a calendar for vegetable planting, a pest index. Beginning to intermediate fruit growers should have this book in their library. The pictures are beautiful but the really valuable parts for me are the diagrams of appropriate pruning. Grow Fruit is packed with illustrated step-by-step sequences explaining the basics of planting, pruning and training. Follow detailed step-by-step growing instructions and advice on more than 50 fruits, plus further uncommon varieties of each, with inspiration and advice on planning to picking and everything in between. Choose from more than 50 different crops — from apples to strawberries and walnuts to whitecurrants. This was really helpful for people who have never grown vegetables before.
Very clear and concise reference book on how to grow fruit at home, even if you only have a small apartment balcony. Quantity is a freelance writer. The different vegetables are categorized into groups root, salad greens etc. This is one book where Amazon really ought to show you the table of contents. Whether you are an experienced gardener looking for fruit-growing know-how, or a foodie looking to grow your own organic or obscure fruits, Grow Fruit is the only book you need for success. Grow Fruit features detailed growing instructions for more than 40 fruits and provides inspiration and advice at every stage, from planning and planting to pruning and picking and everything in-between.
There are many reasons why it's worth growing your own fruit and nuts- freshness, flavour, good health, and choice are all part of the equation, but so too are concerns about the industrialization of commercial food production and the feeling that we want to know more about where our food comes from, how it is grown, and what is done to it before it reaches us. This information-packed volume in Dorling Kindersley's bestselling Eyewitness series combines photographs and illustrations with detailed, easy-to-understand descriptions to tell the remarkable story of photography - and reveal the secrets of what makes a great picture. And that's the main reason I didn't give it 5 stars. It's possible to get a perfectly good harvest from plants grown in containers on balconies or patios and from even the smallest of town gardens. It just didn't give enough information on which plants could grow well in pots or large planters and how to do it if applicable. For most readers, this is a well-organized presentation of all the things most important to know about growing many, but not all, kinds of fruit. You'll have to comb forums on the internet for that.
I like all the pictures! I have read all kinds of articles and books, and this book is the one I had to get. Very easy to understand pruning instructions, and shows you ways to maximize your garden space by training fruit trees into different shapes, something which I wasn't very familiar with until now. This book is very thorough, covering tree fruits, soft fruits, melons, vines, and others. Excellent selling prices and selection make us your first source in Australia for all things gardening, self-sufficiency and permaculture. There are simple and clear directions on how to grow the vegetable, the type of pests, propogation, when to plant and details on the varieties of that veggie.
The new paperback edition of Grow Fruit shows that it's easy to grow your own, no matter how little room you have. It reviews citrus in less detail, as it is limited to where it can grow in the U. A very nice year planner follows, with a month-by-month guide to kitchen garden tasks. A great book for beginner gardeners. The book covers everything a newcomer to vegetable gardening needs to know. It even includes some very unusu Very clear and concise reference book on how to grow fruit at home, even if you only have a small apartment balcony. Very easy to understand pruning instructions, and shows you ways to maximize your garden space by training fruit trees into different shapes, something which I wasn't very familiar with until now.
In recent years he has written chiefly about gardening and photography, his two main interests. The one area where the book falls short is in variety information, which is crucial to success. Pick the right varieties for the conditions you've got, invest in a bit of planning and preparation, follow the instructions contained in these pages, and you can be harvesting and eating your own strawberries, plums, pears, apricots, blackberries, redcurrants, melons, and figs. This book gave me the confidence to give fruit growing a shot. The book is packed with systematic, easy-to-follow advice on when and how to sow, plant, and harvest to guarantee fresh produce all-year-round.
The book covers everything a newcomer to vegetable gardening needs to know. I didn't come out of this book knowing any more about container gardening than I did before unfortunately, but I did still learn new things, which is good! Laid out beautifully, this book is orderly, jam-packed with in-depth information on all stages of growing fruit plants and trees. He holds a plot on the Royal Paddocks Allotments near Hampton Court Palace in London, where he grows more food annually than his family can eat. Use the quick-reference year planner to work out when to plant, prune and harvest and master the easy-to-follow techniques for all levels of expertise and every type of growing space — from allotments and greenhouses to patios and roof terraces. It's comprehensive in breadth with adequate depth, and very well illustrated.
There are tons of photos taken throughout the growing process, and it covers so many different types of vegetables and herbs. Follow detailed step-by-step growing instructions and advice on more than 50 fruits, plus further uncommon varieties of each, with inspiration and advice o Need a better supply of organic or uncommon fruit? This book is the next best thing to having an old master right by your side showing you exactly where and how to cut. Every commonly grown vegetable is included, with good pictures of what they look like growing very useful for a beginner , pictures of techniques, a list of common problems and recommended varieties. This is fruit the way nature intended, not fruit that has been flown in from hundreds or thousands of miles away or stored in climate-controlled warehouses before being sealed in plastic for supermarket shelves. If you are serious about growing fruit, this is the must-have book to start with. In recent years he has written chiefly about gardening and photography, his two main interests.
Allotment Month by Month 2009 The bestselling month-by-month guide that tells you what to do on your allotment or kitchen garden — and exactly how to do it. There are tons of pictures, plus drawings, of the fruits in different stages, and many of them depicting different growing methods, and pruning which can be scary. This book has fantastic photographs, but largely mediocre advice on growing fruit. This book is definitely a must for a beginner like me. I have put in three peach trees, two pears, and two citrus trees in my small yard, but was woefully short on know-how until now.