The thorough index will be helpful for individuals interested in determining the identity of vegetables found in Oriental markets. Gardening Hacks are creative ideas that cost little and make your life easier in the garden. The book concludes with a short collection of simple recipes. If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Responsibility: Joy Larkcom ; illustrations by Elizabeth Douglass.
Here in paperback is the indispensable guide for Western gardeners to the Far East's cornucopia 0f amazing vegetables-all full of flavor versatile, and easy to grow. Whatever your climate or soil type, Joy Larkcom shows how you can grow a whole new world of vegetables. I would recommend this book to people who are slightly adventure-minded and creative in their intercourse with vegetables in their gardens and on their dinner table. This may do nothing to improve your salads or stir-frys, but it's great in helping to choose substitutes when one species is out of season and a related species is in full bloom. The book also explains some irrigation and drainage techniques used in some rather dry or over-wet conditions. An indispensable guide to growing and using Oriental vegetables based on ten years of research in China and the author's own garden. Henrichs, Library Journal Read more.
For those who love gardening, nothing beats the feeling of going out into your garden and coming back into the house with an arm full of vegetables that you have grown yourself. The thorough index will be helpful for individuals interested in determining the identity of vegetables found in Oriental markets. Whatever your climate or soil type, Joy Larkcom shows how you can grow a whole new world of vegetables. While there is some danger that the references to suppliers may be out of date, I do recognize several current major players such as W. Bibliography, index, glossary, and seed-outlet listings. It has line drawings of each vegetable so you know what's what useful when you buy veggies at the Oriental market and would like to be able to ask about them later or find seeds for them! For each individual species, Ms. Over 100 varieties are listed with information on.
Henrichs, Library JournalNow I have someone to hold my hand while I try growing all this exotic stuff. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. I was very taken aback by the few sentences in the section on organic manures. But the book is far even more interesting since it gives great detail about the various cultivating methods in Asia and particularly the use of terraces in gardens to avoid erosion and retain water, and another technique we hardly practice in Europe: the alternation of various vegetables in the same plot, some that grow fast, in a few weeks like lettuces, and some that grow slowly like turnips or other roots, including carrots. I am not as familiar with the soil as I am with the stove, but from what I can see, this chapter is first rate, covering techniques which you may not find in your average Better Homes and Gardens title. These vegetables may make their gardens and their dinner tables rather sexy. This trade has had these 14 years to mature into something that makes the access to unusual seeds even easier.
She enhanced her credentials by making long trips to China and Japan and by enlisting the assistance of a large stable of translators. The information-dense text is occasionally lightened by high-quality line drawings and several pages of color photographs. Now, in the revised edition of the book Alice Waters of Chez Panisse called indispensable, Joy Larcom presents abundant information about crops that are full of flavor, highly nutritious and easy to grow. The author focusses on China and Japan, paying far less attention to Korea, Southeast Asia and the South Asian region. It also will let you know which are the easiest veggies to grow and which ones are the most cold hardy. On the better known vegetables - edible chrysanthemum, gobo, ong choy, Chinese celery, celtuce - she gives helpful information and detailed growing instructions, and an overview of actual Asian growing practices, which I have not found elsewhere. To buy this book at the lowest price,.
Henrichs, Library Journal Now I have someone to hold my hand while I try growing all this exotic stuff. These municipal wastes contain a whole alphabet soup of bad chemicals. Larkcom's table of contents gives weight to this observation. These vegetables are becoming trendy today, or are becoming trendy again. What a feeling it is! Joy Larkcom's excellent introduction to growing Asian vegetables is informative, well-designed, and ably illustrated by Elizabeth Douglass. The E-mail message field is required. If I were to take away one plant from this book and give it a shot at growing in my back yard, it would probably be the radishes.
Larkcom follows Bruce Cost's practice by giving the most common English name, the biological family, the two part Latin name, other common English names, plus names in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. Product Description Here in paperback is the indispensable guide for Western gardeners to the Far East's cornucopia 0f amazing vegetables-all full of flavor versatile, and easy to grow. Are you new to the idea of growing your own veggies? Here are hardy leafy mustards, raab, and komatsuna for temperate climates; Chinese yams and water spinach for the subtropical garden; even ideas for the city container gardener who can succeed the exotic herbs like sesame and ginger. After Brassicas, the other major groups of plants are beans, cucurbits gourds and melons , onions, radishes, water vegetables, tubers, and herbs and wild plants. It is great to have a book that helps sort out the confusing names.
It has an emphasis on the brassicas, probably because the author lives in Britain, and those crops can grow there all year. Bio Solids contain all the pills, and chemicals we consume and then flush or wash down the drain. This guide to vegetable gardening gives tips on when to plant seeds, how to transplant seedlings and how and when to harvest. The information-dense text is occasionally lightened by high-quality line drawings and several pages of color photographs. The book concludes with a short collection of simple recipes. Here are hardy leafy mustards, raab, and komatsuna for temperate climates; Chinese yams and water spinach for the subtropical garden; even ideas for the city container gardener who can succeed the exotic herbs like sesame and ginger.