Author(s): Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Bursting with step-by-step photography, foolproof growing advice, plant portraits and finished recipes, Fruit and Veg Box is a beautiful gift box collection that takes you from planting and picking to plating-up and preserving with three expert growing guides- Step-by-Step Veg PatchA Understand, in detail, how to plant and nurture over 60 different vegetables, fruits, and herbs A Follow clear photographic advice on all the essentials, from preparing your plot to picking your produce A Decide what to grow and how to ensure that you have a good selection - even in a small space A Discover the reliable fruit and vegetable varieties that taste superb and crop well Grow Fruit and Veg in PotsA Follow simple growing techniques and expert advice for every crop, and be inspired by design ideas that are a feast for the eyes A Discover what fruit and veg you can grow in containers and how to get the best possible crop A Raise salads in a matter of days, grow your own salsa mix or have a mini orchard Veg Patch CookbookA Cook your way through the growing year with this bumper crop of over 100 seasonal recipes A Eat with variety - recipes for soups, salads, side dishes, mains, and desserts, to bring out the best from your garden A Deal with a glut - ideas for preserving the harvest, including chutneys, jams, jellies, pickles, and bottled fruit and veg A Keep it fresh - tips on when to pick each crop in its prime, how best to store or eat fresh, and options for freezing
Lucy Chamberlain, author of Step-by-Step Veg Patch, is a regular blogger on all matters gardening for The Guardian. Before this she was editor at Grow Your Own magazine. She has also worked at RHS Garden Wisley, as gardening editor of Amateur Gardening magazine, and as Head Gardener at East Donyland Hall in Essex. Lucy was raised on her family's smallholding and has been cultivating salads and vegetables since her teenage years. Australian Consultant Jennifer Wilkinson is a freelance writer and gardener living on a self-sufficient farm in Dargo, Victoria, where she has developed her practical horticultural expertise growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. She has written six books on gardening and horticulture, and has been the editor of Australian Nutgrower, the nut industry journal, as well as a regular contributor of articles and photographs to the Age gardening sections. Jennifer has been a consultant on numerous DK Books.