Revised and updated, this guide to growing salad plants covers every aspect of the topic from site preparation to harvesting, detailing special techniques for growing salad plants and advice on the best varieties for growing and for flavour. "The Salad Garden" discusses more than 200 plants, from traditional salad vegetables, such as lettuces, chicories and endives, through to equally delicious lesser-known ones such as oriental brassicas and striped tomatoes, and including herbs, wild plants and flowers. It explains how to plan a salad garden to obtain maximum yields from limited space and how to grow crops for year-round use.
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.