As the name suggests, root vegetables are vegetables whose roots form the edible parts. These vegetables are highly nutritious and they are particularly tasty if they are home-grown and eaten soon after harvesting. In this book, the main types of root vegetables are described, with useful information about the different varieties that can be grown, their history, cultivation requirements and cooking uses. There is key advice on preparing the soil for new crops, growing root vegetables from seed, and making compost. A must for the novice grower, the book also provides information for the experienced gardener who wants to experiment with new varieties.
Simple steps to gardening success, from the experts at the RHS Follow RHS show-how and know-how for a garden that looks great all year round (whatever size it is). From root veg to herbs and salads, inspirational tips and techniques on choosing the right seeds, growing organic, finding the best site, fertilisers, pest protection and more guarantee success. Get perfect results: whether you're a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.
Give your children a head start at primary school with these essential flash cards.These fun and engaging Times Tables Flash Cards will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning their times tables at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, and covering times tables from 1 to 12, these flash cards are perfect for learning and practising times tables together.Educationally sound flash cards, brilliantly illustrated with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! Also available: First Phonics Flash Cards, First Phonics, First Writing, First Day, First Numbers