Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland

by Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton

Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland

This is the only book available on growing fruit and vegetables in Scotland.

SKU: 9781780275338 Categories: ,


‘In the cooler north of the UK, growing conditions can be more challenging for gardners. How purposeful, then, is [this] book. Filled with detailed and practical advice on growing methods, varieties and storage, this will prove very instructive both to new and more experienced Scottish growers’ – Kitchen Garden

‘An incisive look at growing fruit and veg, regardless of how much garden space you have, plus an interesting take on the history of growing that all adds up to much more than a straightforward ‘how to’ book’ – Scotland on Sunday

Scotland’s windy and cool climate means that not all fruit and vegetables are easy to grow. While strawberries and potatoes thrive, tomatoes and peaches struggle to succeed this far north. But with the authors’ sound advice, gardeners in Scotland should be to grow a huge range of edible plants, from the common to the exotic, in any part of the country. Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton have gathered the wisdom and experience of growers all over the country, from Shetland to the Borders, to compile this guide to the best techniques and most successful varieties to try, whether you are growing your produce in a garden, an allotment, or in containers.

Both traditional and organic approaches to growing produce and tackling pests and diseases are covered in this comprehensive book, which is packed with hundreds of colour photographs, drawings and diagrams. The authors also take the reader on a fascinating tour of Scottish fruit and vegetable heritage, discussing government efforts to improve the notoriously poor national diet.

Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland is a fascinating, hands-on, and timely guide: the hungry gardener’s essential companion.

Kenneth Cox is one of the world’s leading experts on rhododendrons. A nurseryman and author of numerous books, he is also an experienced lecturer on horticulture and plant exploration. He is Managing Director of his family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, a garden centre and mail order nursery in Perthshire.

Caroline Beaton was born in North Fife into a family of keen gardeners. She works part-time in and around a wonderful therapeutic garden in Perth and gardens at home in the Carse of Gowrie with an extensive productive fruit, vegetable and herb patch.

ISBN: 9781780275338

Publication date: 03/03/2022

Format: PB

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Reprint, Spring 2022

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Gardening