Author(s): Carol Klein
You can't beat just-picked strawberries, raspberries and crunchy crisp apples for taste and wholesome nutrition. In "Grow Your Own Fruit", Royal Horticultural Society experts reveal the skills you need to nurture 40 different fruits from plot to plate. With her usual energy and enthusiasm, Carol Klein offers green-fingered advice for growing all your appetizing favourites plus less familiar fruits such as lemons, figs, olives and elderberries. Her approach is environmentally friendly and easy, giving all the help you need to succeed. Beginners and experienced gardeners alike will be inspired by the RHS wisdom that makes this an indispensable fruit reference for every gardener's bookshelf.
From the author of the bestselling Grow Your Own Veg, Carol Klein, co-presenter of BBC's Gardeners' World Everything you need to know to grow fantastic fruit and nuts Gives best practice from the Royal Horticultural Society on how to prepare your plot, plant, cultivate and harvest your crops, plus the best varieties to try. Includes information on growing whether planting in a garden, on an allotment, in a raised bed, container, or in a window box. Reflects people's increasing interest in wanting to know the provenance of what they eat. Ideal purchase for anyone who is concerned about where their food comes from and is keen to be more environmentally friendly.
Carol Klein has loved gardening all her life. For the past 25 years she has run Glebe Cottage Plants, her thriving nursery in Devon. She has exhibited for many years at major UK flower shows and won six Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Her regular writing, radio, broadband and TV work has made her one of the UK's most influential gardeners. Always keen to inspire others, she has become a familiar face on gardening TV, joining the Gardeners' World team in 2005. Her passion for growing plants is infectious. In Grow Your Own Fruit she rediscovers the joy of providing organic food for her family and delights in sharing her experience with first timers and old hands alike. For over 200 years, the Royal Horticultural Society, Britain's premier gardening charity, has been promoting horticultural excellence by providing inspiration through its shows, gardens and expertise. Funded mainly from membership subscriptions, the RHS provides advice and information to its members, whatever their level of skill.
Introduction Preparation and Techniques Growing in a small space Know your plot Preparing for planting All about growing Harvesting and storing Extending the season Coping with problems Planning what to grow Pests and diseases Growing your own tree fruits Apples Pears Plum family (gages, damsons, bullaces) Figs Peaches, nectarines Almonds, apricots and cherries Mulberries Elderberries Cranberries Quinces Medlars Nuts Citrus Passion fruit Growing your own soft fruits Strawberries Raspberries Blackberries Hybrid berries Black currants Redcurrants White currants Gooseberries Grapes Blueberries Kiwi fruits Rhubarb Melons Calendar of care Glossary Index Acknowledgements