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I’ve been growing vegetables for 40 years and you can share my knowledge and experience. Growing your own gives you control of your food. You know what has gone into producing the crop and what hasn’t been sprayed over it.


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New vegetable growers were looking for a simple, straightforward guide, written in plain English, that told them what to do, when to do it and how to do it. This is what I have tried to provide here.

Even if you are not lucky enough to have a large garden or an allotment, you can still grow some vegetables on a patio or even on a balcony. There’s a comprehensive section on growing in containers and pots.

Chapter List for Vegetable Growing Month by Month

  • Introduction
    Some general background to the book
  • Why Grow Your Own Vegetables?
    A discussion on the reasons for growing your own and the benefits of growing your own.
  • Where to Grow and Preparing to Grow
    The places you can grow vegetables, a comprehensive section on Container Growing, Raised Beds and how to build them, Preparing the Soil, clearing a new patch or allotment, Know Your Soil – the different types of soil, Why, When and How to Dig – single digging, double digging, trenching etc, no-digging, Drainage and how to drain a wet plot.
  • Planning the Gardening Year
    The Garden Diary, What to Grow, Buying Seeds, F1 Hybrids and Heritage seeds explained, Planning Your Plot, Crop Rotation, Crop Families
  • Getting the Most From Your Land
    Successional Sowing, Extending the Season, Horticultural Fleece, Cloches, Hot Beds, Coldframes,
  • Weeds and What to do About Them
    The worst weeds and how to handle them, hoeing, organic methods and weed killers.
  • Tools
    The tools you actually need and the tools you may want with how to pick them and what they are used for. Powered Machinery, chippers and shredder, rotovators and tillers.
  • Compost, Manures and Fertilizers
    Humus, Manures – various types, Green Manures, Leafmould, How to make compost, Proprietary Composts, Fertilizers, NPK, Micro-Nutrients and Trace Elements, Types of Fertilizer, Home-made natural fertilizers, manure tea, comfrey, Lime – types of lime, use of lime
  • Watering
    When, How Much and How to Water, Saving Water etc
  • Greenhouses and Polytunnels
    Differences between greenhouses and polytunnels, where to site them, different types, building the greenhouse, ventilation and temperature control, propagators, staging, shelving, water,
  • Pests, Problems and Protection
    The various pests and problems range from the slug to rats, Carrot Root Fly, Club Root, Blight and diseases. Cabbage Root Fly, Butterflies, Aphids, Whitefly etc
  • The Vegetable Year
    A guide to what to do month by month in the garden. Surprisingly in 12 sections! From January to December.
  • Brief Guide to the Vegetables
    As the title suggests, a brief guide to growing most vegetables. I’ve not provided absolute planting instructions for each and every crop because spacing and timing will vary for different varieties and growing methods but I’ve covered the general requirements for them
  • Glossary
    Gardener’s have their own jargon and specialist words, hence a short jargon busting glossary.
  • Some Useful Contacts
  • Index

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What’s been said about Vegetable Growing Month by Month

Medwyn Williams MBE FNVS

Medwyn Williams MBE FNVS

“Having just received John Harrison’s book On Vegetable Growing Month by Month, I have to say that it’s definitely going to be a well thumbed volume, particularly by those who want to grow vegetables for the first time.  

Forget about any glossy pictures, what’s in this book is solid words of advice, written in plain to understand English from a grower who’s had frustrating years of experience behind him in trying to grow nutritious vegetables, whilst at the same time running a business and raising a family.

Everyone will benefit from this book and I found the glossary at the back, which explains gardening terminology in a way that everyone will understand, to be extremely useful. It will certainly have a place on my extensive gardening book shelf.

Medwyn Williams MBE FNVS – President of the National Vegetable Society.
Winner of more than 10 RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea for vegetables.

It does exactly what it says on the cover,a good down to earth guide which will be a great book for new and experienced gardeners alike. Just the right size to take out to your veg plot.

Mr R W Braker

John’s book offers down to earth advice in a friendly chatty way, keeping an eye to simplicity (and the “have a go spirit”) but also offering useful knowledge to help ensure success.

A wealth of information in a book small enough to be brought to the plot for on the spot reference. Highly recommended!

Sal

This book is the most helpful tool in my garden shed. My hoe is a close second, but this book covers so much and I have a constant bookmark on the current month to be sure I am doing what needs to be done, and then flick forward every few weeks to check what is coming up.

The books main body is divided up into the different months with the tasks that should be done outlines. One of the features I love – apart from the great little monthly drawing of an allotment going through the yearly cycle – is that every month it tells you what you ‘could be’ eating. This is great inspiration to plant more, which in my book is a positive influence.

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Forget about any glossy pictures, what's in this book is solid words of advice, written in plain to understand English from a grower who's had frustrating years of experience behind him in trying to grow nutritious vegetables, whilst at the same time running a business and raising a family.
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