Salad Leaves for All Seasons
Organic Growing from Pot to Plot

By Charles Dowding

Salad Leaves for All Seasons
Paperback, 224 pages £12.95
Published: 17th March 2008
ISBN: 9781900322201
Format: 234mm x 156mm

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Published: 17th March 2008
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Published: 17th March 2008
ISBN: 9781907448034
Category: GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE

Small is beautiful, less is more; a salad a day but not the supermarket way. This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year, will inspire you to grow your own, whether on a windowsill, on a patio, in your garden or on the allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy and tasty salads. Learn the subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year. And when your table is groaning with the abundance of your harvests, there are delicious and imaginative recipes to exploit the fantastic flavours, colour and vitality of home-grown salad leaves.

Part 1 HIGH YIELDS
Essential Know How
Potential of Small Raised Beds,
Containers & Window Boxes
Sowing, Raising, Sustaining
Part 2 THE SALAD CALENDAR
Spring, Summer,
Autumn &Winter Harvests
Part 3 A CELEBRATION
OF LEAVES
Lettuces, Chicories & endives
Oriental leaves, Other Winter leaves,
Spinaches & chards
Exotic ideas, Herbs & flowers
Part 4 INDOOR SOWING
& GROWING
Sowing in Greenhouses, Polytunnels,
Conservatories, Coldframes &
Windowsills
Growing & Harvesting in
Greenhouses & Polytunnels

Charles is a passionate and accomplished gardener who grows vegetables of amazing flavour

- Raymond Blanc

Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners’ WorldGardens llustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. 

He is a veteran organic grower, having practised no-dig gardening for many years. In his gardens over the years he has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil. He has discovered different patterns of growth in most seasons, with slightly lower yields, more weeds and slugs found on the dug beds.  He is currently establishing a new  garden to illustrate no-dig practice and form the basis for a new experiment. 

He says: "I have always been interested in lookiing 'behind the scenes' and asking why things are as they are, questioning practices that are taken for granted. This led me to grow organically, at a time when the chemical approach was rarely challenged."

His books for Green Books are:

Organic Gardening: the natural, no-dig way

Salad Leaves for All Seasons

How to Grow Winter Vegetables

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions

Find out more at www.charlesdowding.co.uk.

Photo: Stephanie Hafferty



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781900322201
Format: 234mm x 156mm
32pp colour plates

Binding: Electronic book text, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781907448027
Format: PDF
32pp colour plates

Binding: Electronic book text, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781907448034
Format: EPUB
32pp colour plates

BIC Code: WMQF
BISAC Code:  GAR016000
Imprint: Green Books


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