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Illustrations, descriptions and culture of the garden vegetables of cold and temperate climates, written by Mm. Vilmorin-Andrieux of Paris. Written originally in 1885, this edition has been translated into English and contains additional varieties.
A thorough treatment of Tasmanian gardening as it was in the 1970s by the state’s “Gardener Laureat” of the era. Covers fruits, vegetables and ornamentals, a full planting schedule, all the usual pests and problems.
The classic study, filled with species-by-species illustrations, each worth tens of thousands of words to someone who wants to grow vegetables better.
Chapter I provides what may be the best basic soil's manual ever written; Chapter III shows how to grow plants with an awareness of their root activities. Also of particular interest are Weaver's frequent mentions of Albert Howard's researches in India.
Long book and quite useful still.
Henderson was a master market gardener selling into the New York City market. He had effective techniques for wintering over vegetables, for producing out of season. The contemporary crop of garden gurus have nothing on this man.
Hyams was an avid gardener with a passion for growing melons. Melons may be easy to grow where summers are warm and long, but to raise melons in chilly England is no mean trick. The book also contains helpful tips to succeed with cucumbers and zucchini where the summers are too cool for them.