In this revised, re-illustrated and expanded edition of 'Matthew Bigg's Complete Book of Vegetables', gardeners will find all the essential information to make their vegetable garden a success. This comprehensive work covers over 90 vegetables, from familiar favourites like lettuce and leeks to exotic ones like karela and wasabi, helping you out no matter what vegetable you want to grow. A large selection contains practical advice on how to grow top-quality plants from propagation to harvest, wherever you want to grow them - whether in containers, in grow bags or under glass. There's information on controlling pests, crop rotation and companion planting, and the pages are brimming with ideas for 'green' gardening, soil improvement and weed control. An invaluable list of supplies enables you to source all the varieties mentioned and the directory of vegetables has been granted the Rotal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit after undergoing extensive trials.