Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

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Caprier
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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by Caprier » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 pm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joy-Larkcom/e/B001HOELT4 Hope the link works! Joy was a pioneer in the introduction of Asian veg-growing in the UK...


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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by Kristen » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks :)

"Oriental Vegetables" (ISBN 0711226121) looks interesting. From Amazon:

"Based on 10 years of research, it features a cornucopia of crops: a whole new world of vegetables that includes hardy leafy mustards, komatsuna, Chinese yams, lablab beans, Japanese pumpkin and water bamboo - all full of flavour, versatile and easy to grow"
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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by JBALLY » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:47 am

I have a massive book collection bordering on the ridiculous mainly collected over the last 15 years but mainly books on vegetable and mainstream gardening and only in the last four or five years have I been buying more specialised books. The sad thing is my collection is so large I am only able to keep the books I use most often out on display for reference and regular use and store the rest. The main bulk are now having to be stacked one on another filling a built in bedroom cupboard unit and unless its important information it is too much trouble to sort through them all to look something up and it is just quicker to look on the net if the information is available. The good news is the my other interest is fine woodworking so when I finally have time to finish my workshop I will be making a massive wall mounted surround bookcase on my bedroom wall so all my books can be displayed and accessed easily, I may then start buying a couple more :D


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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by Caprier » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:40 pm

It's a fact that the 'net has knocked reference to books on the head, but on the plus side, the web info is up to date icon_thumleft
It'll never replace writers like Christopher Lloyd and Beverly Nichols, though..where's the humour in Wiki?


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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by Kristen » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:51 pm

Caprier wrote:It'll never replace writers like Christopher Lloyd ...
"The Well Tempered Garden" Very informative book, and a great read. Unusual combination. A great gift for a gardening friend.
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Re: Salad crops and vegetables forum introduction

Post by real_ale » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:54 am

Rhubarb Timperley Early is started to grow now, you can force it by covering with a pot or forcer to block the light for an earlier crop and a less tart.
Anthony ..... Remember "All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today".
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