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Charles_Dimmock
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Suggest a book? Reply with quote

Guys can anyone suggest a good book for a beginner?

Looking for a veg/friut growers "bible" as such.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this book very helpfull. its great for the irish veg grower.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you nosebleed i was going to make the same recommendation myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha Michael I picked it up last night, great book.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now out of print but available sometimes on Amazon or in a charity shop, the Readers Digest book 'Food From Your Garden' is an absolute Godsend.

I wouldn't want to put you off Michael's book. It's excellent and I've got it, but FFYG is really comprehensive and includes recipes for using your crops plus storing methods etc. etc. A really practical guide that I sometimes pick up just to read for ideas when there's not much on TV.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the readers digest book is really good and I have seen it and consulted it but there are many things in the garden that are treated a bit differently in this country compared to Britain.
I have little or no experience in cooking and I would not venture into that area.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Charles, if you want variety on your bookshelf, I believe Joy Larkcom's work is generally the most highly thought of ( before Michael's book was published that is !!! )......it's called"Grow Your Own Vegetables" and although she is English, she has moved to Ireland and now lives in West Cork so her advice would be just as relevant for gardeners in this country.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Charles
I found The
Complete Book of vegetables Herbs and fruit by Matthew Biggs, Jekka Mc Vicar and Bob Flowerdew very helpful with cultivation, companion planting and recipes for each plant
ISBN number 1-85626-671-0

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joy Larkcom's book has been mentioned to me several times but I believe she does not cover fruit in her book. I have been trying to get a copy of the book but have been unsuccessful so far. There is room for both.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael - just got your book and can already see it's going to be of great help. Thanks
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