Author(s): Dennis Greville
Whether you live on a lifestyle block or you have a couple of planters in the back yard, you'll be surprised to find how easy it is to raise fresh, tasty vegetables and herbs for the table, especially with Dennis Greville's new book on hand to guide you. Illustrated with his superb photos, many taken at his own thriving plot in Christchurch, Get Fresh first lays the groundwork for all you'll need to know, from preparing the site and soil to cloche and greenhouse gardening, controlling pests and diseases, and other topics. It then provides the 'how to' on growing more than 60 individual vegetables and herbs. Though there's plenty of interest to green-fingered gardeners, Dennis also keeps the beginner in mind, so the emphasis is on realistic solutions and helpful tips. Plants are also rated on whether they suit the North or South Island climate, making this the only book you'll need, wherever you live, for growing great produce.
A regular contributor to NZ Gardener magazine, particular in the field of vegetable and herb cultivation, Dennis Greville has a number of gardening books to his credit, including Weekends for Garden Lovers in New Zealand and Gardening in New Zealand Month by Month (also published by New Holland). These days he lives in Christchurch, but travels overseas whenever possible to further his gardening knowledge.