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THE BOOKS | GARDENING | View Cart
GROWING UNUSUAL VEGETABLES
Simon Hickmott

The author Simon Hickmott is a plantsman, seed saver and proprietor of Future Foods, a company specialising in rare and unusual edible plants. In this book he has brought together over 90 unusual vegetables, all of them edible. Each plant comes complete with comprehensive cultivation instructions and fascinating notes on its origin, history and uses.

With this indispensable guide you can turn your garden or allotment into a unique storehouse of useful and unusual edible plants, many of which are surprisingly easy to grow. Then you can bring variety to the food on your plate that no supermarket or greengrocer will ever provide.

Great to see the spirit of adventure flourishing in the kitchen garden
but watch out..it could be infectious. - Joy Larkcom author of Grow Your Vegetables

£ 14.95
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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 7
CULTIVATING UNUSUAL VEG 14
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND THE ENCYCLOPEDIA 18

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PLANTS

GREENS 21
Abyssinian Cabbage 22; Basella 24;
Bayam, Calaloo, 26; Buckshorn Plantain 28;
Cardoon 30; Celtuce, Stem Lettuce 33;
Cornsalad, Lambs Lettuce 35;
Oandelion, Pissentlit 37;
Good King Henry 39; Herb Patience 42;
Kang Kong 44; Land Cress 46;
Leaf Celery, Zwolsche Krul 48;
Milk Thistlc 51; Miners Lettuce 53;
Mitsuba, Japanese Parsley 55;
New Zealand Spinach 57;
Orache, Mountain Spinach 59;
Pink Purslane 61; Salad Mallow 62;
Scurvy Grass 64; Sea Beet 66;
Sea Kale 68; Shungiku 72;
Summer Purslane 74; Turkish Rocket 76;
Walking Stick Cabbage 78;
Watercress 80; Wild Rocket 83;

ROOTS 85
Amencan Groundnut 86; Babbington's Leek 89;
Bulbous Rooted Chervil 91; Burdock, Gobo 94;
Chinese Artichoke 96; Chinese Yam 99;
Chufa, Tiger Nut 102; Egyptian or Tree Onion 104;
Hamburg Parsley 106; Jerusalem Artichoke 109;
Jicama, Yam Bean 113; Madeira Vine 116;
Mashua 118; Oca, New Zealand Yam 121;
Rampion 124; Rocambole, Serpent Garlic 126;
Salsify, Vegetable Oyster 129;
Scorzonera 131; Skirret 133;
Sweet Potato137; Ulluco 140;
Wapato, Duck Potato 143;
Water Chestnut 146; Water Caltrop 148;
Yacon 150

FRUITS 153
Achoccha, Korila 154; Bitter Gourd 156;
Cape Gooseberry & Ground Cherry 158;
Chilacayote, Malabar Gourd 161;
Garden Huckleberry 164; Husk Cherry 166;
Kiwano, Jelly Melon 167; Litchi Tomato 169;
Naranjilla, Lulo 172; Okra, Gumbo 174;
Pepino, Melon Pear 176; Radish Pods 179;
Snake Gourd 181;
Strawberry Spinach, Beetberry 183;
Tomatillo 185; Tree Tomato, Tamarillo 187;
Wax Gourd, Hairy Melon 189;

SEEDS 192
Asparagus Pea, Winged Pea 193;
Breadseed Poppy 196; Chickpea 198;
Pea Bean 201; Soya Bean 204;
Sunflower 207; Yard Long Bean 210;

GRAINS 213
Amaranth 214; Buckwheat 217;
Job's Tears 219; Quinoa 222;

FLAVOURS 225
Caper 226; Epazotc, Mexican Tea 229;
Huanzontli 231; Kalonji, Fennel Flower 234;
Lemon Grass 236; Papalo Quelite 238;
Rock Samphire 240; Saffron Crocus 242;
Shiso, Perilla 246; Stevia, Sweet Leaf 248
Wasabi 251

GLOSSARY 253
SUPPLIERS 256
COMMON & ALTERNATIVE NAMES 260
LATIN NAMES 265
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