A Gardening Book for Salad Lovers + Giveaway
A Gardening Book for Salad Lovers
Back in 1984 a revolutionary gardening book was published — The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom. The hit book focused completely on edibles that can be used in salads, including leafy greens, herbs, root vegetables, and foraged greens.
In 2017 it’s back and updated with improved salad plant varieties, new plants like the cucamelon, edible flowers, and organic growing techniques. This book is a bible for those wanting to grow a year-round salad garden.
Culinary Gardening at its Best
The single most important thing about this book is that it combines gardening with cooking. You can read a dozen other gardening books and they’ll all share information on growing conditions, pests, and harvesting. Very few will guide you on how to prepare your harvests.
Each edible that’s introduced has advice on how to eat it. Not only that, but there are sections for ‘Strong Flavoured Leaves’, ‘Mild Flavoured Leaves’, and tips on how to combine flavours.
When you’re growing a new type of veg for the first time it’s so important to have this kind of advice. Without guidance, you can end up feeling bewildered about how to use it — who knows how to use turnips, rhubarb, or kohlrabi in more than a handful of ways?
Why I Love this Book
I’m literally flipping through this book and delighted with every page I see. Whether it’s a beautiful photograph, a growing tip, or new vegetables I’ve not grown or tried before. It’s a book that’s easy to read and full of information that will benefit both experienced and beginner gardeners alike. It includes:
- Clever salad growing techniques
- Tips on growing and preparing leafy greens
- Tips on growing and preparing stems, stalks, brassicas, and oriental greens
- Growing root veggies for salads
- Salad dressing recipes
- Herbs & Edible Flowers
- Organic gardening techniques
Win a copy of the Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom
I’m also very pleased to be able to host a giveaway of a new copy of this book for UK, EU, IOM, and CI residents. Note that I say a new copy because there’s no way I’m parting with my own! It’s just that good. If you leave me a comment on this post saying why you’d like the book you’re entered in for a chance to win. Share the Facebook video for a second chance to win.
I’ll announce the winner on Facebook and as a comment on the post on Wednesday, April 26th. Afterwards, I’ll contact the winner and have their new book sent to them direct from Frances Lincoln, the publisher.
Though this giveaway isn’t open to those in North America, you can buy the book here on Amazon: (USA) The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom
If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can get your green fingers on the book here: (UK) The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom