A productive, attractive vegetable garden bursting with colour and flavour forms the heart and soul of any garden, no matter how small. The satisfaction gained from knowing where your food has come from, that it is fresh, seasonal and free from toxic chemicals cannot be beaten. The Organic Vegetable Gardener allows you to discover the joy of growing your own mouth-watering organic crops, covering all aspects of preparation and cultivation through to harvesting. All the practical information you’ll need to get started is covered, from choosing the best site to preparation and design. Sowing seeds, growing plants indoors and outdoors, in containers or in beds, crop rotation, dealing with pests and diseases and harvesting are also explained in detail. Finally, a comprehensive directory of popular vegetable species and varieties provides an easy-reference guide when choosing what to grow.