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Author Bird, Richard, 1942- author.

Title Growing bulb vegetables : a directory of varieties and how to cultivate them successfully / Richard Bird.

Published London : Lorenz Books, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Burnley  635.2 BIRD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 64 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
"The material in this book has been previously published as part of a larger book, The kitchen garden book"--T.p. verso.
Contents Types of Bulb Vegetables 8 -- Onions 10 -- Shallots 12 -- Garlic 14 -- Spring onions/scallions 16 -- Leeks 18 -- Chives 20 -- Florence fennel 22 -- Planning and Preparation 24 -- Types of soil 26 -- Improving the soil 28 -- Compost 30 -- Soil fertility 32 -- Digging the soil 34 -- Sowing and planting in the open 36 -- Sowing under glass 38 -- Garden tools 40 -- Pests and diseases 42 -- Growing organically 44 -- Cultivating Bulb Vegetables 46 -- Growing onions 48 -- Growing shallots 50 -- Growing garlic 52 -- Growing spring onions/scallions 54 -- Growing leeks 56 -- Growing chives 58 -- Growing Florence fennel 60 -- Harvesting and storing 62.
Summary FRUIT & VEGETABLES. This is a directory of varieties and how to cultivate them successfully. It is an illustrated gardener's guide to the different varieties of bulb vegetables, their history and cooking uses. It features step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, sowing from seed and from sets, and harvesting and storing. It includes practical advice on cultivating a wide range of bulbs, including onions, shallots, garlic, spring onions and scallions, leeks, chives and Florence fennel. It contains helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. Bulb vegetables have leaves that are adapted to store food reserves below or just above the ground, creating fleshy leaf bulbs. This book describes and illustrates all the main types, and includes useful information about the different varieties that can be grown and their cooking uses.
Subject Garlic.
Vegetable gardening.
Bulbs (Plants)
ISBN 9780754830825 (hardback)