Good Earth Gardening
– A friendly guide to growing vegetables organically and organic gardening
by Tim Foster
Key information on vegetables: beans (broad, French and runner), beetroot, purple sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, calabrese, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard and leaf beats, corn salad/ lamb’s lettuce, courgettes, cucumbers, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes (early and main crop), radish, rocket, spinach, winter squash and pumpkins, swedes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, herbs (basil, coriander and parsley).
Less common vegetables
Growing vegetables organically:
Soil, soil fertility, step-by-step guide to rotations, basic tools, what to do first on a new plot, sowing seeds, composting, no-dig growing, organic growing systems, seeds and where to find them, pests, diseases and preventions, slugs and snails, growing in containers, sowing and planting calendar, cloches
Other related matters – discussions on fertility, containers, watering, allelopathy, the hungry gap, green manure is, mycorrhizal fungi, sustainability.
For more information on organic gardening and heritage seed saving visit Garden Organic