The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden

Book - 2013
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Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop’s unique flavor, like Chickpea sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula.

Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).

The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast!

Baker & Taylor
Describes techniques for growing and harvesting fast-germinating varieties of baby vegetables and sprouts, and features recipes that use the vegetables.

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Diacono, a journalist, photographer, and farmer, and Leendertz, a journalist who studied horticulture, identify about 50 crops that gardeners can use to grow a garden quickly, including plants that are improved by picking when immature. They explain how to sow, grow, and harvest soaks and sprouts, micro greens, edible flowers, salad leaves, and quick-harvest vegetables, as well as recipes that use them. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781604693263
Branch Call Number: 635 DIA
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Leendertz, Lia


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