Book number: 94852 Product format: Paperback Author: Klaus Laitenberger

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From aubergine, basil, climbing French beans to cucumber and endive, gherkin and leek, pak choi, strawberry, sweet potato to turnip and yacon, an Inca vegetable which is a delicious sweet potato alternative, experiment with new and exciting crops. Others include oca, pepinos and stevia which has been proclaimed as one of the healthiest sugar substitutes (probably banned for commercial reasons), ideal for sweetening herbal teas, preventing tooth decay and colds and regulating blood pressure. It is a tender perennial just like basil and cuttings may be taken throughout the winter in a conservatory. With our unpredictable weather, there has never been a better time to cultivate vegetables under shelter. The experienced grower here shows us how to use the heat and shelter of a greenhouse or polytunnel to maximise crop production and supply tasty, healthy food throughout the year. Here are all our best-loved herbs and vegetables, as well as introducing exotic newcomers. Enjoy fresh and organic vegetables all year round, extend your growing season and for each there are Latin and family names, soil and site, sowing and propagation, spacing, plant care, harvesting, potential problems, varieties and how to use them. Line art illus., 304 page paperback.

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