Grow Organic Salad Leaves and Greens
Indoors or outdoors, all year round

By Charles Dowding

Grow Organic Salad Leaves and Greens
Paperback, 256 pages £14.99
Published: 30th October 2021
ISBN: 9780857845542
Format: 234mm x 168mm

Category: All Books, GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE

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Known as the guru of no-dig, Charles Dowding has updated his definitive book on salad-growing in this beautifully illustrated paperback edition: how to have tasty salad leaves all year round in a garden, balcony or windowsill; how to grow micro leaves and how to serve them in delicious recipes, all using organic or permaculture principles. Great for food lovers keen to eat tasty food with a low carbon footprint.

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, 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, exploiting the fantastic flavours, colour and vitality of home grown salad leaves.

Here’s how to grow delicious salad leaves all year round,
whether you have a garden or a windowsill.
● Enjoy healthy plants grown in a healthy manner in
healthy soil.
● Discover a wide variety of salad leaves you’ve never
encountered before.
● Grow micro leaves in the tiniest of spaces.
● Master the secrets of the seasons to have a tasty crop,
whatever the weather.
● Show off the taste and vitality of your home-grown salad
in delicious recipes.

Introduction

PART ONE: GROWING LEAVES

Chapter 1 High Yields, Small Spaces, Special Methods
Chapter 2 Vital Knowledge for Successful Harvests
Chapter 3 Sowing, Planting and Harvesting Through the Year
Chapter 4 Small Spaces and Micro Leaves
Chapter 5 Leaf Flavours
Chapter 6 Sowing, Raising, Sustaining
Chapter 7 Cosmic Leaves - bringing new energy to soil, plants and ourselves
Chapter 8 The Unwanted - coping with slugs and other pests

PART TWO: SALAD LEAF SEASONS OF HARVEST

Chapter 9 Leafing Through the Seasons
Chapter 10 Recipes for All Seasons

PART THREE: A CELEBRATION OF OUTDOOR LEAVES

Chapter 11 Lettuce
Chapter 12 Endives and Chicories
Chapter 13 Leaves of the Cabbage Family
Chapter 14 Spinach, Chard and Beet
Chapter 15 Exotic Tastes and Colours
Chapter 16 Herbs and Flowers
Chapter 17 Outdoor Winter Salads

PART FOUR: INDOOR SOWING AND GROWING

Chapter 18 Indoor Propagation
Chapter 19 Salad Leaves Through the Winter - growing indoors

Resources (organizations, suppliers and publications)
Index

An essential book for every kitchen and garden.

- Nigel Slater, author & TV cook

The number one book for anyone who loves salads.

- Anna Pavord, author and gardening columnist

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

- Raymond Blanc, Restauranteur Le Manoir aux quatre Saisons

Charles Dowding is an organic gardener and author of many books on vegetable growing, contributing articles to leading gardening periodicals and teaching courses. He is an internationally recognized expert on organic, permaculture and no-dig gardening and appears regularly on radio and TV.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9780857845542
Format: 234mm x 168mm

BIC Code: WBVG, WMQF
BISAC Code:  GAR016000, GAR025000
Imprint: Green Books


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