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14/01/2017

Vegetables etc

Adams & Leroy -  Growing Fruits and Nuts in the South
Written for the southern USA, this covers a wide range of fruits with selection and cultivation information, and 47 pages of colour photos to encourage you along. For the more adventurous gardener in the UK, or for those in the more southerly parts of Europe. 1992 10 ¾ x 8 202 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Bartley, Jennifer -  Designing the New Kitchen Garden
Translates the traditional classical European kitchen garden with its blending in to its surroundings and attractive appearance to the modern garden. Well illustrated with many colour photos and plans, and good information as to how to achieve it. 2006 10 ¼ x 8 ¾ 222 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Complete Book of Vegetables'Biggs -  Complete Book of Vegetables
Takes the approach of the whole process from growing to eating, and as well as cultivation gives recipes for a very wide range of the usual and less common vegetables, from a well known broadcaster and writer. 2000 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 256 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very minor wear to cover (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Biggs, Tony -  Growing Vegetables - RHS
Follows in the classic RHS style of providing straightforward information on how to grow a wide range of vegetables illustrated with clear sketches of the process. 1999 third edition. 9 x 6 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £8.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Bowling, Barbara -  The Berry Grower's Companion
All you’d need to know to select and grow the widest range of these fruits, with sketches and 24 pages of colour photos. 9 x 6 284 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Fold to corner of back cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Complete Vegetable Gardener'Bradley & Courtier -  The Complete Vegetable Gardener
In the usual popular and easy to use Reader’s Digest style, this book explains the basics of how to grow vegetables and then explains in more detail for a wide range of the types which people want to grow, well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 288 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'New Urban Farmer'Brooks Brown, Celia -  New Urban Farmer
An ideal book for those who are new to growing vegetables, have limited space and would like some ideas on what to grow and how to cook it. Written by someone who has only recently started to grown them herself, it is well illustrated with many colour photos. 2010 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 208 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Campbell, Susan -  A History of Kitchen Gardening
A fascinating tour through how the growing of vegetables developed over the years, from the varieties grown through the techniques used to grow and store them through to the people themselves. Illustrated with many sketches. 2005 8 ¾ x 7 304 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'The Complete Chilli Pepper Book'DeWitt & Bosland -  The Complete Chilli Pepper Book
Whenever I’ve had books on Chillies at events they have always sold very quickly, which shows how many people are really keen on these fiery vegetables. This book, written by two people who have been involved with the breeding and popularisation of these plants in the USA for quite some time, covers all aspects from choosing which types, how to grow them through to preserving and cooking them, with plenty of colour photos to encourage you to join in their enjoyment. 2009 8 ½ x 8 ½ 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear/tear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Flowerdew, Bob -  The Gourmet Gardener
This book concentrates on those varieties which are unavailable or disappointing when bought, and also tells how to preserve suitable sort for use later in the year, in a well presented and illustrated book. 2005 10 ¾ x 9 ¼ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Foley, Caroline -  The Allotment Handbook
A straightforward book for those who wish to start growing vegetables for the first time, with straightforward advice on what to grow and how to grow it, illustrated with many sketches. 2004 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Foley, Caroline -  The A-Z of Allotment Vegetables
A practical book, with full details of what and how to grow it, with 16 pages of colour photos. 2006 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Foley, Caroline -  Practical Allotment Gardening
A good introductory guide to growing fruit, vegetables and herbs, well illustrated with colour photos. 2002 11 ¾ x 8 ¾ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £8.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Garland, Sarah -  The Herb Garden
A collection of articles on gardening etc by this well known personality. 224 pages 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 2000 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £10.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Hamilton, Nick -  Grow Organic Fruit and Vegetables
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Holmes, Caroline -  A Zest for Herbs
Concentrates on how to incorporate herbs in to garden designs, to get the benefit of not just of the health and flavour of them but to also obtain the best visual effect. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 ¼ x 8 ¼ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Jordan -  Fungi
After a brief introduction, this is a tremendous colour photo encyclopaedia - 3 photos per page. 384 pages 1995 11 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2004 softcover edition, same number of pages as first edition, but with some changed photos and revised naming where appropriate., Very slight wear to cover. (RRP £15.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Larkcom, Joy -  Creative Vegetable Gardening
Subtitled “The Art of Combining Fruitfulness and Beauty”, this book from the well known person who has done so much to get us growing in new ways achieves the aim with full information and and in an attractive produced book with many colour illustrations. 1997 - revised 2004 edition 10 x 10 ¼ 208 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Larkcom, Joy -  The Organic Salad Garden
This revised edition of the original “The Salad Garden” brings her views and techniques up to date. 2001 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 168 pages
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very slight wear to cover (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Larkcom, Joy -  Grow your own Vegetables
The latest updated edition of this classic, first published in 1976, by the person who has done so much to promote vegetable growing over the years. 2002 7 ¾ x 5 384 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Leendertz, Lia -  The Half Hour Allotment
Tells you how to have a successful allotments for busy lives (but aren’t they meant to be for relaxation?!) Well illustrated with colour photos. 2006 10 x 7 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fault to dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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View larger image of 'Herbs - The Complete Gardener's Guide'Lima & Forsyth -  Herbs - The Complete Gardener's Guide
Covers everything you might expect, from selection and cultivation, through to a wide range of uses, all extremely well illustrated with colour photos. 224 pages 11 x 9 2001 Firefly 2001
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.95), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Manaster, Jane -  The Pecan Tree
Looks at all aspects from their history through cultivation and development, predators, the industry that has grown up around them, nutrition and recipes! 1994 9 ¼ x 5 ¾ 109 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Jekka's Complete Herb Book'McVicar, Jekka -  Jekka's Complete Herb Book
An encyclopaedia of all the plants used as herbs, written by the person who has done so much to popularise them, and covers both their cultivation and uses. 1994 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 256 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Meredith, Ted -  The Complete Book of Garlic
Garlic is popular for both its health and flavour properties, and the author covers all aspects from their natural history and history in cultivation, through cultivation and varieties, storage to using in cooking – not forgetting their chemistry. All you’d need to know well illustrated with colour photos. 2008 10 ¼ x 8 330 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight bump/wear to dust wrapper (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Perrone, Jane -  The Allotment Keeper's Handbook
A compact book which takes you from the basics of choosing where to grow them, through what and how to grow, for those new to growing them and want it to be an enjoyment. 2007 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ 327 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight fold to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Reader's Digest -  Food from your Garden & Allotment
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Reich, Lee -  Landscaping with Fruit
Takes the approach that you should not only get the benefits of fresh fruit in the garden, but that growing it should also contribute to the attractiveness of the garden. A wide range of both common and the less so are covered with good cultivation information and colour photos to inspire you to have a go! 2009 10 x 9 ¼ 191 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to cover (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Romans, Alan -  The Potato Book
Written by an enthusiast who has worked for the seed potato industry this book gives the history of this staple to our diet, along with cultivation etc, and a guide to over 250 varieties with descriptions etc and colour photos. 2005 9 ¼ x 7 128 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Smit/McMillan Browse -  The Heligan Vegetable Bible
Details the less common varieties grown at Heligan, along with cultivation and flavour, all well illustrated, from this renowned team. 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ 2000 256 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight crease in front cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Smith, Edward -  The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
Takes you through all aspects of the production of vegetables along with his choices, well illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 309 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very minor wear to cover (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Smith, Edward -  Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers
Describes the author’s approach to easy production of vegetables using self watering containers. Well illustrated with colour photos, and covers all the basics of growing and what to grow. 2006 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 254 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , 
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Tabor, Roger -  All About Herbs
Cover not only the usual cultivation and culinary uses of herbs but also their role in beauty treatment and natural cleansers. 176 pages 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ 2002 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Tucker & Debaggio -  The Encyclopedia of Herbs
Different from the average herbs growing book, this one combines the academic and taxonomic knowledge of one of the authors with the practical experience as a nurseryman of the other. More than 500 species are described giving not only cultivation and uses but also their chemistry, keys for identification etc. Illustrated with sketches. 2009 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 604 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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van Wyk, Ben-Erik -  Food Plants of the World
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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