Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts & Herbs

  • All About Citrus & Subtropical Fruits

    Grow your own citrus and subtropical fruit with help from All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruits.

    From detailed descriptions of over 70 varieties of citrus and 275 varieties of subtropical fruits, you are bound to find the best type for your garden. Includes easy-to-follow care instructions that will ensure a bountiful harvest.

    Published in the US but applicable to subtropical regions of Australia.

  • Backyard Bounty

    Featuring top advice from the ABC's Organic Gardener magazine, horticultural editor Penny Woodward and expert contributors present a practical guide to growing vegetables organically, whether you're starting a patch from scratch or you're an old hand who wants to go greener.

    This book has all you need to know to grow your own healthy and sustainable produce: from getting started, preparing your patch and making compost, to an A–Z of popular vegetables with a month-by-month planting and growing guide, as well as natural ways to combat pests and diseases.

    So what are you waiting for? Go organic and start reaping your own healthy backyard harvest now!

  • Camomile

    In Camomile, discover:

    • The best ways to grow camomile, popular varieties and their properties
    • How to make a range of therapeutic preparations – teas, tinctures, syrups, infused and massage oils
    • Remedies for colds, fevers, headaches, anxiety, cramps, burns, insect bites, etc
    • Recipes for hair, skin and body care, decorations and gifts
    • Colour photos and historical prints

  • Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course
    Charles Dowding, the master of no-dig gardening, developed his highly successful methods of vegetable growing through 30 years experience of growing and selling vegetables and extensive experiments. Through his courses at Lower Farm in Somerset and his three previous books, he has won a keen following.

    Beginners and experienced veg growers alike find that his methods work and that he opens their minds to new possibilities. Now he has distilled the essence of his courses and ideas into one book. In it you will find out how to grow vegetables the Charles Dowding way.

    Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course is both a straightforward guide to success and an inspiring source of ideas for achieving a more productive vegetable garden for less effort.

  • Complete Kitchen Garden

    Based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter offers an original themed garden design such as The Salad Lover's Garden, The Heirloom Maze Garden, and The Children's Garden, with recipes to match and step-by-step instructions for growing the ultimate kitchen garden.

    Recipes play an integral role with a full range of soups, salads, main-course savoury dishes and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up a plate.

    The 14 garden designs and more than 100 recipes will delight both novice and experienced gardeners.

  • Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

    With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, this comprehensive guide shows you how to cultivate mushrooms in your own home, producing shiitakes, oysters, lion's manes, maitakes, and portabellas for your kitchen or for a small business.

    • Beginners will learn the best way to use a mushroom kit, as well as how to maintain the sterile procedures and controlled environment that cultivation requires.
    • Novices and the more experienced will learn how to create grain spawn or sawdust spawn and how to use liquid cultures and fruiting chambers.
    • Advanced readers will gain a thorough knowledge of how to work with large-scale grain spawn, agar, bag cultures, bulk substrates, and large fruiting chambers to produce mushrooms consistently and in greater quantity

  • Fruit Gardener's Bible
    Bring the mouth-watering deliciousness of fresh fruit into your garden.

    Whether you're interested in planting a blueberry patch or a small apple orchard, adding a nut tree to your yard or incorporating raspberry brambles into your landscape, this is a comprehensive resource.

    Covering everything from pollination to pruning, Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry guide you through every step of planting and harvesting fruit.
  • Grow

    Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge in this funky guide for families who are new to edible gardening, looking at the whole life cycle of food, from seed sowing and saving to planning and planting, and-most exciting of all – harvesting the food that you've grown.

    From planting your very own pizza toppings to becoming runner bean rivals and learning that a strawberry is actually lots of little strawberries, teach your kids that growing fruit and vegetables is easy and fun, and eating food that you have produced together is even better. Complete with stickers, runner-bean measuring chart, a fruit pairs game and a rainbow taste wheel, Grow offers your family the inspiration to get out there and get planting.

  • Grow a Little Fruit Tree

    Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots and peaches in even the smallest backyard!

    Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal. These great little trees take up less space, require less care, offer an easy harvest, and make a fruitful addition to any home landscape.

    About the Author Ann Ralph is a fruit tree specialist with twenty years of nursery experience. She teaches pruning classes in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • Grow Fruit Naturally

    This timely and comprehensive book from American gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on over 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty.

    Covering all topics from planning and planting to pruning and harvesting, this reference also discusses natural pest-control and fertilization methods, pollination, irrigation and special techniques such as espalier and growing fruit in containers. A handy, encyclopedic listing of fruits provides in-depth information on individual fruit needs, care and varieties, with a focus on all-natural growing techniques.

    With 150 photos and over 50 illustrations, this highly visual guide is the book to pick up to keep your fruit crops thriving.

  • Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

    Make these remedies in less time than it takes to get to a chemist or health-food shop. Learn how to grow herbs, then make your own infusions, teas, salves, ointments, and rubs. Beautifully organised into three sections:

    • Ailments & which herbs will treat them
    • The herbs, each with a colour photo and highlighted boxes clearly describing the herb, which parts can be used and what for, how to cultivate it, an old family recipe, when and where not to use the herb
    • Detail advice on making remedies

  • Growing Citrus
    Martin Page charts the introduction of citrus to the western world, celebrates their unique flavours and diverse uses, and recommends the best varieties for garden cultivation. The detailed cultivation advice describes how to grow the trees in all climates, includes tips on over wintering, and shows how to tend to trees in pots, small gardens, and greenhouses.

    Includes oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, and many more.

  • Harvest

    This beautifully illustrated book will inspire you to grow and harvest your own seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, whether your garden is a large suburban block, a small city courtyard, or in the country.

    You'll learn all about the basics of successful edible gardening – from climate, soil and propagation to pests and diseases, crop rotation and organic gardening – as well as how to grow a huge range of edibles that include old favourites, heirloom varieties and exotics.

    Full of tips, step-by-step gardening techniques and fascinating historical background, Harvest is your definitive guide to growing your own delicious produce.

  • Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering

    Ed's Amazing Pots System - Portable, Organic, Trouble-Free, Secret Soil Formula - grows easy, plentiful, foolproof vegetables, from artichoke to strawberries.

    Over 40 years, he has chosen, planted, tested and tasted dozens of vegetables in every type of self-watering container (store-bought or homemade).

  • It's a Long Road to a Tomato

    Open a window into the world of Keith's Farm, with essays on his development as a farmer, the nuts and bolts of organic farming for an urban market, farm animals domestic and wild, and the political, social, and environmental issues relevant to agriculture today-and their impact on all of us.

    It is a personal and highly acclaimed book on the how's and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America. Including gorgeous woodcut illustrations by his wife Flavia Bacarella.

  • My Tiny Home Farm

    Whether you're looking to farm a balcony, backyard, an allotment or an acre, My Tiny Home Farm is bursting with ingenious ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any plot or planter into a super small holding. Visit a rooftop in Brooklyn, explore a Swedish koloni plot and enjoy the harvest at an organic vineyard in England.

    The featured smallholders share their expertise, from growing fruit and veg and raising livestock to advice on establishing creative community spaces. Practical project ideas for potato buckets, hen baths, bee hotels and more will ensure your plot reaches peak productivity. Get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny home farm.

  • National Trust Kitchen Garden Cookbook: Potatoes

    This is a guide to the humble potato, both in the ground and on the plate.

    • Includes the best varieties to plant and full and foolproof instructions on growing and harvesting them
    • A wealth of recipes, from simple-but-delicious jacket potatoes and mash to mouth-watering salads, tarts, gratins and soups
    • Illustrated with nostalgic images, this warm and comforting book is ideal for gardeners who love to cook what they have grown

  • National Trust Kitchen Garden Cookbook: Tomatoes

    This little guide gives you information about tomatoes, from garden to plate. It shows the best varieties to plant, whether you have a garden or allotment, a greenhouse or even a container or window box.

    • Information on harvesting and storing helps you make the most of annual yields and it contains a wealth of delicious recipes from around the world
    • Illustrated with nostalgic images, this warm and comforting book is ideal for gardeners who love to cook what they have grown