Growing Greens

Growing Greens - Gardening Book

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Growing Greens
A directory of varieties and how to cultivate them successfully

by Richard Bird

ISBN 0754809609
64 pages, full-color photographs, hardcover.

Greens are one of the most popular grow-it-yourself foodstuffs, contributing essential vitamins and minerals to the diet, and are particularly healthy if they are homegrown and eaten soon after harvesting. In this guide, all the main types of greens are described and illustrated with useful information about the different varieties that can be grown, their history, cultivation requirements, and cooking uses.


  • Step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, sowing under glass, planting out in rows or blocks, and harvesting and storing greens.

  • Practical advice on cultivating greens in the garden: cabbages, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, spinach, lettuce, and many more.

  • Helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases and what to do when problems occur.

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