This is a simple and systematic guide to growing a selection of the tastiest fruit and vegetables. The aim of this book is to start you off with some easy-to-grow produce such as carrots, onions, radishes, tomatoes and strawberries. Once you have the confidence of the first growing season behind you, you can then progress to crops requiring slightly more labour, such as peas, beans and raspberries. When you grow your own produce, you can be absolutely sure that everything has been organically cared for and you can grow just the variety you like. You can pick the fruit and vegetables at their freshest without a tiresome journey to the supermarket. It's satisfying, it's economical and it's delicious.
Ian Cooke has been a professional horticulturalist for over 40 years. He has a particular interest in exotic and architectural plants and regularly lectures to garden societies. Ian now runs his own consultancy, advising, designing and writing on all matters horticultural, and splits his time between the UK and the USA. Ian was recently awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Associateship of Honour and is the author of six gardening books, including The Garden Handbook and Waterwise Gardening, also published by New Holland.