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A Guide to Vegetable Growing Stephen Alexander,Teagasc, Kinsealy Centre, Malahide Road, Dublin 17.8thEdition ContentsIntroduction 4What is a Vegetable 6Cultivation of the Soil 7Plant Nutrition 9Garden Compost 24Rotation 30Weed Control 31Pests and Diseases 35Weather 81Bolting 84Plant Spacing 86Watering Vegetables 88Propagation: Transplants and Direct Drilling 90Vegetables A-Z 100Herbs 157Tender and Out-of-Season Vegetables 158Appendix 127 Vegetable GrowingThe selection of fresh vegetables now available in shops and supermarkets isprobably greater than ever before. But there’s a huge amount of satisfactionto be had from growing part of the food we eat. A well managed garden orallotment is an asset to any family and vegetable growing can rapidly developinto an absorbing hobby.The quantities of vegetables to grow will naturally depend on circumstances.It can be as simple as growing a pot of parsley on your back doorstep or youcan make it as big and fancy as you like. If there’s only a smal...