Author(s): Rachel Vogan
Gardening is one of the mega-trends occurring globally with most people making their first foray into gardening with a vegetable and herb garden. This is a new book in the phenomenally popular Yates series of books. Practical and accessible and highly illustrated, it is suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. In addition to information on growing over 50 types of vegetables and 30 herbs, the Yates Vegetable Garden also includes: Building a garden; Gardening in containers; Soils, compost and worms; Organics and companion planting; Gardening for kids; Growing from seeds; Pests, diseases and weeds; 12-month planting calendar; Planting maps/zones of New Zealand.
Rachel Vogan is an expert in making the most of small gardens, re-vamping older gardens and working with people who have lifestyle blocks.
Yates was founded in 1883 by Arthur Yates, whose seed business was the beginning of what was to become one of the most recognised names in Australian and New Zealand gardening. Yates has established itself as an integral part of Australian and New Zealand gardening history, but much of the company's success rests on its ability to adapt to changes in lifestyle and to continue meeting the needs of gardeners in each new generation.