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Acclaimed gardener and television presenter Carol Klein has collaborated with the Royal Horticultural Society to create this beautiful illustrated, easy-to-follow, practical beginner's guide to growing fruit vegetables, salads and herbs all year round. With a simple, environmentally friendly approach, this indispensable and inspiring reference book is for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. * The Home Page * Featuring environmentally friendly methods for growing more than 75 fruits and vegetables, this is a must-have for gardening novices and pros alike, [...] One for the coffee table; it's as aspirational as it is practical. * The Independent * [An] easy-to-follow, practical and inspiring guide to growing produce all year round. Carol's environmentally friendly advice covers everything you need to succeed, including preparing a plot, planning what to plant, and how to grow the 80 featured food plants. * RHS The Garden Magazine * For those with rusty knowledge or who are just starting out on their kitchen garden journey, this detailed work, published in association with the RHS, is just what is required. Offering environmentally friendly methods for growing more than 75 fruits and vegetables, it contains everything you need to know, from making raised beds to training fruit trees. * The English Garden * Easy-to-follow practical advice on growing fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs throughout the year no matter how big or small your garden. * Gardens Illustrated *
Best known as co-presenter of BBC Gardeners' World, Carol Klein is an internationally renowned gardener. Mancunian Carol moved to Devon with her husband in the late 1970s to have a family and start a garden. One of their aims was to grow their own fruit and veg. Carol's love for plants led her to propagate, and eventually, sell them. From humble beginnings at Barnstaple Pannier Market, her nursery Glebe Cottage Plants went on to exhibit at major RHS flower shows including The Chelsea Flower Show where she won many awards including six Chelsea Golds. Her exhibits were lauded for their ground-breaking originality. She has presented numerous innovative and influential TV gardening series, including Grow Your Own Veg, Life in a Cottage Garden, Plant Odysseys and Great British Gardens, winning four Garden Media Guild 'Broadcast of the Year' awards. In 2018 the RHS awarded her their highest honour The Victoria Medal of Honour. In 2019 she was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award by the GMG. She has written for most of the national newspapers and gardening magazines including Garden News and Gardeners' World Magazine. Her many books include RHS Grow Your Own Veg which became the best-selling gardening book for two consecutive years, selling more than 150,000 copies as tracked by Nielsen TCM.