An excellent introduction and reference book for growing salad plants. The usual supects are covered as well as some rather more obscure ones. Creatively illustrated with marvelous photography, Larkcom firstly arranges chapters of salad plants such as stems and stalks, fruiting vegetables etc., as you would expect, but also flowers, herbs and wild plants. She then turns her attention to cultivation and finally ends with a few recipes. Anyone interested in starting a small kitchen garden, allotment or potager will find this invaluable and desperately inspiring. Joy Larkcom has been growing food since the seventies and her knowlege and clear style are inspiring.
A very informative book. I love salad and a complete book on the subject is a great addition to my bookshelf. Having just taken over a rather overgrown allotment, I intend to grow lots of salad as it will give me inspiration being so fast growing and make me keep digging harder to improve the rest of the patch. The book is well set out in chapters covering all salads and vegtables that can be used in salad either raw or cooked. The photos and illustrations enhance. All in all a beautiful book that I am very pleased I bought.
Along with Charles Dowding's 'Salad Leaves for all Seasons', possibly, the most important gardening book that you will ever buy. Learn to love salad leaves by growing them organically and enjoy the immediate health benefits that they provide. I've just bought a second copy for my daughter.
Good garden writer, though I'm not as blown over as some by her books. On the other hand, she did bring us "Salad Leaves", with mixed salad leaf seeds all planted together, which fantastic for every garden.