Frankly, I am intimidated. I've never gardened anywhere you need to actually water the garden in April. And my collection of well worn books of advice on how to cultivate fruit and veg just don't seem relevant anymore.
|I love the commentary on the sweet potato being 'unacceptable as an accompaniment to meat'. This truly is a book for the most British horticulturalists.|
|And this - on chillis - 'don't even try a small piece unless they are part of your heritage'.|
|Notes on growing sweet corn 'as far north as Yorkshire'. Sadly, irrelevant.|
I guess gardening books don't travel terribly well. Thank heavens, then, for dear friends who saw the gap in our knowledge and knew just how to fill it.
|The bible of Californian horticulture|