If you buy only one book about growing vegetables, make it this one
Practical information you can rely on - with productivity guaranteed
(BBC Gardeners' World
A fat paperback ... bursting at the seams with the best advice on vegetables that you'll find anywhere ... Everything you want to know about growing vegetables
I find this no-nonsense book indispensable, and my copy commutes between the office, bedroom, greenhouse and my raised beds on a regular basis! It's brilliant because Joy has not onlygrown them in a range of conditions but researched, developed, trialled and refined the process over the years, and the book's concise style and straightforward layout enables you to find what you want quickly. Vegetable books are two-a-penny now, but none impart anything like this amount of knowledge and experience.
(Bunny Guinness Garden Design Journal
I would be lost without Joy Larkcom's Grow Your Own Vegetables: I refer to it constantly.
(Jane Powers Irish Times
The best guide you could buy.
(Anne Swithinbank. BBC Good Homes
Joy Larkcom is often described as the doyenne of organic vegetable growing, and is a leading light in what she terms the 'Grow it Yourself' movement… I love this book and refer to it all the time.
I depend on Joy Larkcom's classic Grow Your Own Vegetables for for in-depth information.
(Lia Leendertz Guardian
As any allotmenteer will tell you, this is the GYO bible, by the Delia Smith of the vegetable garden
About the Author
JOY LARKCOM is Britain's most respected vegetable garden maker and gardening writer. She has contributed to many magazines and newspapers, radio and TV programmes and has lectured all over the world. Her accolades include the Garden Writer of the Year award (three times); Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild in 2003, and the Veitch Memorial Medal for horticulture, the RHS's highest honour, in 1993. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Oriental Vegetables (ISBN 9780711236128) and The Organic Salad Garden (ISBN 9780711222045).