This is a practical book on growing vegetables under New Zealand conditions and is of special interest to home gardeners and students. All the most important vegetables are covered alphabetically giving details of sowing, cultivation, harvesting, storage, and pests and diseases that might be expected on these crops. In addition there is a month by month reminder of jobs to be carried out in a simple and helpful way.
Students taking the RNZIH examinations in the National Diploma in Horticulture will find this book of great assistance. The first chapters cover the preparation and care of the soil for the growing of vegetables, the use of manures and fertilisers, the growing of early crops with cloches and frames and the protection of crops from pests and diseases.
Over 180 photographs clearly illustrate the growing of each crop from planting to harvesting and complement the test in bringing to the reader a clear and concise description of how to be successful in growing their own vegetables.
This is a book prepared by a family who have shared in the growing of the vegetables, writing, photographing and publishing the book in an endeavour to bring the enjoyment of gardening to many other families.
Soft back, 1979, 104pages, good condition