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Maybe best for the experienced veggie grower
on 25 August 2014
As you might expect from a RHS book this covers just about everything you need to know about growing fruit and veg. But it doesn't necessarily impart that information in an easy to use format. The book is divided up into early, mid and late seasons which can make finding the precise information you need a little tricky if you don't know which season to look at. The book is illustrated entirely by photos, when sometimes diagrams would be clearer - eg: when explaining how to prune fruit trees a photo of a branch being cut by shears doesn't show you exactly which branches you should be pruning! A diagram of a whole tree with pruning points marked, and a detailed explanation of why and how to prune at these points, would be more helpful for many gardeners. I'm sure in time I will find it useful when I have the time and patience to wade through it.