A well-managed kitchen garden should supply a wide range of vegetables, fruit, salad crops, herbs and flowers throughout the year, and renowned gardening author Andi Clevely explains how it can be achieved. Each chapter focuses on one calendar month, setting out the tasks to be done and featuring crops that will be ripe for harvesting. Practical projects provide ways of improving produce or increasing yield, and selections of recommended varieties and their qualities are listed for each vegetable or fruit mentioned. Discover which equipment to use, from the basic cloche and cold frame to the greenhouse and the fruit tunnel, with an outline of the benefits of their use weighed against the costs of installation.
Andi Clevely has been a working gardener for more than 35 years and has written more than 20 gardening books, including The Allotment Seasonal Planner and The Kitchen Garden Month-by-Month for David & Charles. He is also a regular TV presenter, appearing on Granada's Cook's Garden and From the Ground Up for Carlton. He lives in Powys, Wales, UK.