Growing your own Heirloom Vegetables
After extensive trial work comparing hybrids and heirloom vegetables, The Diggers Club found that heirlooms gave better yields, better nutrition, longer harvests and were better adapted to backyard gardens. Drawing on years of experience growing vegetables at Heronswood’s vegetable gardens, this book includes descriptions and images of nearly 250 heirloom varieties, as well as sowing and harvest dates. It helps children to sow their first seeds, beginners to start their first vegetable mini-plot, and contains successional planting plans to show how to grow a year’s supply of vegetables in just ten square metres of space. Growing your own is not just good for you and your family’s health, it is also one of the quickest and easiest paths to bringing carbon down to earth. First published in 2008.