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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; Rev Ed edition (16 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071121963X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711219632
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joy Larkcom is Britain's most respected vegetable garden maker and 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 prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal for horticulture in 1993.

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"Author Joy Larkcom guides you through all elements of your veg garden - from soil preparation and, sowing seeds, to pests and diseases. There is also a wealth of info on over 100 different types of vegetable. The books now comes with a handy seed sowing wheel, letting you know when and how to sow your seeds." 

(Grow Your Own)

"This paperback starts with general practical advice and then tells us how to grow each type of vegetable in great detail. Pictures are scant and in black and white but the information is precise and covers so many angles you are not left with unanswered questions. A real veg grower's bible." 

(Kitchen Garden)

If you buy only one book about growing vegetables, make it this one

(Kitchen Garden)

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

(Daily Mail)

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.

(Lady)

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

(The Independent)

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).


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172 of 174 people found the following review helpful By S E Clements on 30 Sept. 2004
Format: Paperback
I have just entered the world of gardening and have decided that growing vegetables is the way forward. I have found this book invaluable in that it gives basic information on every aspect (planning, preparing soil, sowing seeds, compost etc) of growing your own vegetables without being patronising. Maybe all you pro gardeners out there already know all this, but I would think that with so much information in this book, it would be useful even for experienced gardeners.
If you are going to buy one book for your vegetable patch or allotment, make it this one.
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214 of 217 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Sue M. Thornton on 14 Feb. 2004
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This is the ONLY book you need to grow vegetables of any sort. Don't bother with glossy, uninformative coffee table books, rely on this. I've been growing veg for 15 years and I always find something here I didn't know. Her experience is very wide, the information totally reliable and clear. I particularly like the VSR guide - Value for Space Rating - which gives an assessment of the return you'll get when you dedicate sometimes limited space to growing whatever crop she's describing. Ms Larkom also includes an indication of how difficult various crops are, tells you when to harvest them, makes recommendations about which ones have the best flavour and includes cooking tips! I can't imagine there's anything missing, but I'm still eagerly awaiting her new book.
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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful By S Walker on 22 Jan. 2003
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As a newcomer to the world of vegetable growing I found this book invaluable. OK it doesn't have any glossy colour pics in, but it's full of useful & practical advice, with info for
novice & experienced grower alike. The planting plans are wonderful as is the vegatable directory. If you are into growing vegetables you will find this book money well spent.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Brand VINE VOICE on 16 Dec. 2007
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Ever wondered how to build a compost heap? a polytunnel? how to store leeks? when to sow Russian kale? Joy Larkcom's not so little volume will tell you. If Hugh and Monty have inspired you then Joy will deal with all the practicalities of turning that inspiration into real produce.

She neatly divides her subject into two parts. The first half of her book can be read as beginner's guide or a course on vegetable growing as she covers all the basics one would need to know such as what double digging is, the best way to build compost heaps, what tools you would need and so forth. The second half is a directory of vegetables with detailed sowing, cultivation and harvesting instructions and the occasional hints on using your produce. Throughout the book are a number of very useful tables and charts giving diaries of when to sow, transplant, harvest, etc, suggested garden layouts, green manures and other information which could usually take a long time to gather together.

This is not a coffee table gardening book with masses of pretty pictures. This is wall to wall information all packed into a single place which can make it heavy going and it is not a book to read starting at page one and working forward, it is primarily a reference work. The greatest virtue of her book though is that while it will teach you all you need to know it is usable as a reference work and she goes into enough detail that this is a book which you will still find yourself using when you have years of experience.

If you've been inspired to create your own vegetable garden then buy this book. It isn't pretty but it is astoundingly useful and comprehensive enough that you will still be using it years hence.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Jun. 2007
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As a new vegetable gardener last year, I bought quite a few books to help me get started. Fortunately, this was one of them, and I now realise I need only have bought this one. Although low on colour pictures and other 'glossy' features, it is absolutely packed with useful information and I find I refer to it constantly. It covers a wider range of veg than many other books, too, and has several excellent features, including the value for space ratio mentioned in another review, and several excellent planting plans ('feed a family', etc). I just can't recommend it highly enough.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Booksthatmatter on 6 Feb. 2004
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Admirably clear and extremely practical this is the definitive veg book for gardners of any level of expertise. Nicely written, Larkom neither patronises nor assumes excessive knowledge achieving a nice balance between information and usability.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2006
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A book packed with solid text and just the odd sketch -- yet it opens up to the reader beautifully. I have the RHS books, I have Titchmarsh and various others, yet this one alone has it all for those who are impressed more by factual content than empty anicdotes and worthless celebrity photos.
Fantastic consistency in the way information is presented throughout makes this book all the more accessible, from techniques and plots to a veg-by-veg growing guide that won't let you down.
Get this book and grow your own vegetables. The money you could have spent on half the knowledge at three times the price can go towards some seeds!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. Rae on 30 Mar. 2008
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Bought this book 2 plus yrs ago. Brilliant. I admit was initially sad by lack of colour pictures!! but as time has gone on and have now managed to dig most of my veg. plot (rather than stare at it in hope) and made time to plan, this book has been invaluable. There's loads of info. on the web (some a little confusing and a little conflicting) but Ms Larkcom's info. is steadfast and logical and is my first and sometimes, only, port of call. It's a valuable reference for both new and experienced allotment keepers. I've given away my glossy, pretty, fairly useless allotment books and kept to hand this superbly informative and helpful reference. Cheers Ms Larkcom, it was worth every penny.
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