A fan of anything River Cottage, the library has a collection of their Handbooks. Curious, I borrow the Veg Patch & Preserves Handbook .
As expected the books are simple, visual & packed with no-nonsense clear information. The Veg Patch Handbook has a Vegetable A-Z guide, small collection of groovy recipes & great cross-section of useful gardening info in-between. I particularly love the sections: Top 5 transformers, prioritising plot-to-plate veg & companion planting.
There’s so much to like about these innovative compact books, a real bonus for UK residents with all their detailed information. I still have the terrific Preserve Handbook to look over but right now I’m heading outside to make the River Cottage comfrey Tea for my garden….