The Vegetable and Herb Expert by Dr D G Hessayon

The Vegetable and Herb Expert by Dr D G Hessayon

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There can be no fresher tasting vegetables or herbs than the ones you’ve grown yourself.
Whether you are a first-time allotment holder or an ‘old-hand’, the Vegetable & Herb Expert will shown you:
  • How to get started.
  • Where to grow your vegetables, and how.
  • What types and varieties to grow.
  • Looking after your plants.
  • Grow your own herbs.
  • Deal with pests and diseases.
Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books – the world’s best-selling gardening series.

About the author

In 1958 Be Your Own Gardening Expert started a major innovation in gardening books.In 2008 the Expert guides celebrated their 50th anniversary and the 50 millionth copy in print. They had become the bestselling gardening books in history.

Their creator Dr D G (Dave) Hessayon, the son of a Cypriot landowner, was born in 1928 and grew up in Manchester. He read Botany at Leeds University, where he gained his BSc degree. In 1950 he travelled to the United States, working as the editor of a small town newspaper. In 1953 he went to Ghana as a Research Fellow at the University College before returning to Manchester to obtain his PhD in soil ecology. In 1955 he accepted a position as chief scientist with Pan Britannica Industries, becoming chairman in 1972. It was here that Dr Hessayon formulated the idea for his Expert guides to gardening.

Book details

144 pages
Publication date
April 1997

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