Growing Unusual Vegetables is the UK's handbook for gardeners who want to grow things that are off the beaten track. There are over 90 different plants included, divided up into Greens, Roots, Fruits, Seeds, Grains and Flavours. Some are vegetables that were once common here and have been forgotten (including sea kale, skirret and salsify) and others hale from more exotic climes (try the jelly melon or the yard long bean).
For each plant you get detailed cultivation information (because Hickmott has personal experience of growing them all), some notes about the history of the plant, particular varieties to look for and some ideas on what to do with your crop when it's ready to harvest.
There's too many plants here to grow in one season, so this is a book that will provide interest for several years, and after that will be useful as a reference book if you add any of these unusual plants to your repertoire.
At the back there's a glossary and a list of suppliers, so if you are looking for something interesting to grow in your veg patch, this is a great place to start.
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