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Veg Patch

Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

Diana Galligan

National Trust


ISBN: 9781909881976

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 9 March 2017

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

A reissue of Home-grown Vegetables (2007). A practical and inspirational guide to growing your own squashes, greens or root vegetables.

What could be tastier than vegetables, picked straight from your back garden? Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding pastime and you don’t need a big garden or allotment to cultivate your favourite vegetables, as they can grow well in containers and smaller urban spaces.

This beautiful and practical guide celebrates the produce of allotments and gardens, from carrots and courgettes to artichokes and aubergines. Each vegetable entry details all you need to know about sowing, growing and harvesting with essential gardening notes and tips for successful planting.

With beautiful illustrations throughout, you will find all you need for a healthy garden bursting with fresh produce all year round.


Dedicated gardener Diana Galligan tends her south London urban plot with pride. She has worked on several gardening books during her long career in publishing, including the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design</em>; has contributed regular gardening features to consumer magazines, including Good Housekeeping, as well as editing copy for several trade and commercial gardening magazines, among them Gardeners’ World.