The Gourmet Garden

The Gourmet Garden

Book - 2008
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Barron's Educational Publishing
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Create a world of flavor in
your own backyard

Grow gourmet ingredients in your own garden, greenhouse, or even in a window box and enjoy food that's fresh, tasty, and nutritious. The Gourmet Garden is an organic gardening book for people who truly care about food. It instructs on growing herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even edible flowers. This book takes you from potting, pruning, and caring for your plants to harvesting, storing, and using these foods in your kitchen.

Create a world of flavor at your very doorstep and discover how to grow more exotic ingredients in greenhouses and conservatories.

Not only will the products of your labor look and taste better than store-bought fruit and vegetables, you'll also know that no unwelcome chemicals have gone into your food.

The author's practical seasonal tips will help you grow fresh, natural ingredients all year round.
Connoisseurs of good food understand that the highest quality natural ingredients are vital to gourmet dining. In this era of mass-produced foods, they are turning in increasing numbers to their own gardens as the most reliable source for organically grown and freshly harvested herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Amateur chefs and home gardeners who value nutritious, naturally grown foods will find themselves referring to this book time and time again. It shows how to grow the very finest natural, organic ingredients in their own garden, greenhouse, or if space is at a premium, in a window box. Author Virginia Hayes explains the steps involved in cultivating herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even edible flowers. She provides directions for potting, pruning, and tending the plants, and concludes with advice for harvesting, storing, and using these foods in the kitchen. She devotes separate chapters to greens, herbs, edible flowers, special "heirloom" vegetables, baby vegetables, flavorful fruits and berries, ethnic specialties, and mushrooms. She also offers seasonal tips to help home gardeners grow many fresh, natural ingredients all year round. Full-color illustrations throughout.
Virginia Hayes Instructs on Creating a Gourmet Kitchen Garden
  • Making compost and compost tea
  • Preparing soil for planting
  • Light and exposure requirements
  • Starting seeds for transplanting
  • Extending the season--greenhouse, cold frame, or window sill
  • Weed control
  • Mulching
  • Protecting against pests and diseases
  • Staking, tying, and other support methods . . . and much more.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2008
    ISBN: 9780764140013
    Branch Call Number: 635 HAYES
    Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 23 cm
    Notes: Includes index
    "Create a world of flavor in your own back yard"--Back cover


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