The Gourmet Garden

The Gourmet Garden

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Connoisseurs of good food understand that the highest quality natural ingredients are vital to gourmet dining. In this era of mass-produced foods, they are turning in increasing numbers to their own gardens as the most reliable source for organically grown and freshly harvested herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Amateur chefs and home gardeners who value nutritious, naturally grown foods will find themselves referring to this book time and time again. It shows how to grow the very finest natural, organic ingredients in their own garden, greenhouse, or if space is at a premium, in a window box. Author Virginia Hayes explains the steps involved in cultivating herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even edible flowers. She provides directions for potting, pruning, and tending the plants, and concludes with advice for harvesting, storing, and using these foods in the kitchen. She devotes separate chapters to greens, herbs, edible flowers, special "heirloom" vegetables, baby vegetables, flavorful fruits and berries, ethnic specialties, and mushrooms. She also offers seasonal tips to help home gardeners grow many fresh, natural ingredients all year round. Full-color illustrations throughout.
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Virginia Hayes Instructs on Creating a Gourmet Kitchen Garden
Making compost and compost tea Preparing soil for planting Light and exposure requirements Starting seeds for transplanting Extending the season--greenhouse, cold frame, or window sill Weed control Mulching Protecting against pests and diseases Staking, tying, and other support methods . . . and much more.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2008.
Edition: First edition for the U.S. and Canada
ISBN: 9780764140013
0764140019
Branch Call Number: 635 HAYES V
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

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