Salad Crops All Year Round - H. G. [Harry George] Witham FoggDavid & Charles, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Slight ripple to the text block.
Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings & diagrams. From the cover: “The notion that salad vegetables are grown and eaten only in summer has long been discarded. Nowadays the seasons and the range of plants have been greatly extended; and with the help of cloches, frames and a greenhouse there is no reason why tasty salads should not be available all year round.
This useful guide provides the fullest cultural details — from seed sowing to harvest — on a surprisingly wide variety of salad plants. During recent years many raw crops have become popular for salad purposes: root crops can provide an interesting difference, especially in winter; cabbage, beans, cauliflower, even dandelion leaves and nasturtium flowers, can all add crispness and colour.
The author does, of course, give the all-important cucumbers, lettuces and tomatoes comprehensive coverage, explaining in straightforward terms such methods as ring culture, and growing in bags and on straw bales. Through his years of practical experience he is also able to pass on much helpful information on how plants grow, soil preparation, and dealing with pests and diseases, that will enable the gardener to provide the right conditions for active growth at any time of year.
Whether growing for profit, or simply because home produced salads taste best, the home, allotment and even window box gardener will find this book indispensable.”