Zero-Waste Gardening is your essential go-to guide to growing your own food for maximum taste and minimum waste. Organic gardening expert, Ben Raskin, shares over 60 unique planning-for-yield guides for key crops. Work out how to make the most of the green space you have got, what to grow easily in it, and how much you will harvest seasonally for zero waste. Learn about the roots of organic gardening, and unearth how to plant waste-free for any size plot, from balcony containers to 5-metre-square yards. Peppered with root-to-stalk cooking techniques, and edibility tips including which crops you can eat straight away, this is a plot-to-plate handbook for everyone with a green-thumb. Perfect for new and experienced growers, zero-food waste followers, city gardeners, and the ecologically minded, this is the only gardening book you will ever need!
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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04 May 2021
Introduction Space Preparing the ground Rotations Capturing the Sunlight / Green Manures Interplanting and undersowing Yield How to Choose What to Grow Manipulating Spacing for Size of Crops Taste Don't Throw It, Store It: Basic Recipes Freezing Drying Using all the plant Pickling and fermenting Winter Storage Waste Raising plants Aero Waste Fertility Reducing Energy Use The Zero-Waste Guide to Tools When to sow/plant/harvest/store / Zero-Waste Watering The Plants Leaves and stems | Rocket Asparagus Celery Corn salad / lambs lettuce Fennel Oriental brassicas Winter Purslane Spinach Chard Lettuce Watercress Rhubarb Brassicas | Introduction Brussel Sprouts Brocoli Cauliflower Kale Nero Cabbage Kohl Rabi Roots | Beetroot Celeriac Carrot Potato Radish Swede / Parsnip Onions | Leek Spring Onion Garlic Onion & Shallot Fruiting and Flowering Veg | Aubergine/Eggplant Broad (Fava) Bean Green Beans Artichoke, Jerusalem Courgettes/Zucchini Cucumber Pea Pepper Pumpkin Tomato Sweetcorn Herbs | Basil Rosemary / Thyme / Sage/ Oregano Parsely & Coriander Mint Seeds | Poppy / Nigella / Sunflower /Fennel Fruit | Currants / Melons Raspberry / Blueberry Strawberry Apple & Pear Plum / Grapes Index Glossary
Ben Raskin (Wiltshire, UK) is the Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK, and a father of two. He runs courses and training on organic growing and launched the Soil Association's flagship Organic Apprenticeship Scheme in 2007. Ben got the gardening bug working on an organic vineyard in northern Italy, and has worked in horticulture for 18 years, including a stint as Assistant Head Gardener at the UK charity Garden Organic.
Reviews for Zero Waste Gardening: Maximize space and taste with minimal waste
'This useful handbook is chock-full of inspiration'. * Gardens Illustrated magazine *