Nothing tastes as good as vegetables freshly gathered from the garden - but how can you ensure that the time and effort you put into growing them does not result in disappointment? "The Gardening Which? Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables" has the answers. This practical and inspiring guide shows you in words and pictures how to grow some 50 types of vegetable, with selected varieties based on "Gardening Which?" trials and taste tests. The range includes some of the more unusual salad items and exotics now available in supermarkets, and around two dozen herbs. Symbols on each vegetable entry indicate which are easy to grow or high-yielding and a calendar takes you step by step through the planting and harvesting of each vegetable. And you don't need a dedicated vegetable plot or an allotment - many of the vegetables can be grown in containers, borders or raised beds. Pest control, routine soil care, fertilizers, watering, overwintering and the common problems affecting vegetables are covered throughout. Whether you want to be self-sufficient, or just save money on some of the pricier items available in the shops, this guide will help you get the most from your garden.