The Pocket Vegetable
Book Review by
11th September 2002
new title in the acclaimed Pocket Expert series
- a boiled-down version of the UKs
best-selling standard sized Expert, including
sections on getting started, plant care and
a vegetable A-Z. The book is set out in the
following sections Introduction, Vegetables
A-Z, Baby Vegetables, Getting Started, and Plant
the A-Z most vegetables are afforded two pages
crammed with stunningly useful and concisely
detailed information on Sowing the Crop (including
a drawing showing the planting or sowing depth
and spacing), Looking after the Crop, Harvesting
the Crop and a List of Varieties. For each vegetable
as well as a colour photograph, you will find
a description, which will indicate such information
as the Expected Germination Time, Expected Yield,
Approximate Time between Sowing and Lifting
and the Ease of Cultivation. Also for each vegetable
you will find a simple bar chart Calendar showing
the Sowing Time and/or the Planting and the
Picking Time - very handy when planning your
Vegetables are now very trendy and given the
small size of many gardens and vegetable plots,
baby vegetables are extremely useful where space
is limited. Chapter three dedicates two pages
to the topic and to some of the suitable varieties.
Getting Started chapter deals with the important
topics of Crop Rotation, Manuring, Digging,
Preparing the Seed Bed, Liming, Seed Sowing,
Growing in the Greenhouse and The Bed System!
Plant Care clearly helps with Thinning, Transplanting,
Mulching, Watering, feeding, Weeding, Spraying,
Protected Cropping, Harvesting and Storing.
book is a MUST for anyone who is keen to start
or improve their Vegetable Plot production.
Just imagine the extra taste and flavour you
will get from your home grown vegetables. Apart
from the health giving properties of the vine
ripe and fresh vegetable, just think of the
satisfaction and therapy of the Good Life!
- yum yum!
Book: The Pocket Vegetable Expert
Author: Dr D.G Hessayon
Publisher: Transworld Publishers