When John Harrison put pen to paper in the Summer of 2007, he had no idea of the impact the book would have after publishing in March 2008. By the end of Summer, the Book had made the best selling Charts on Amazon and the orders are still pouring in now

In over 30 years of Vegetable Gardening both in gardens and Allotments, John has amassed a wealth of experience and gained much knowledge in the more frugal approach.

This book is a testament to that.


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Just some of the Five Star reviews on

As the title suggests - down to earth guide. You can really relate to the author and the information goes further than the usual veg books, rather than the usual colour photos of tools, veg etc, its crammed with tips and advice that are usually passed down from generations. There are diagrams and sketches when needed - simple clear and easy to follow. Another thing I liked was the author covers all methods and doesnt 'preach' a certain method, just gives the facts so you can choose yourself. VERY highly recomended and very thorough. Easy to read and a book I will keep close at hand - fits in the handbag. Such good value for money, every page has been used to its full. Well done John Harrison

This is a really useful guide in straightforward user-friendly language. I am new to vegetable growing and find the guidance in this book invaluable.

his is a brilliant and very cheap little book. It doesn't take much reading and has all the area you could require for a simple garden. The A-Z of vegetables is clear; just what is needed to go with the month by month guide. It is also helpful to deal with any problems one might come across. All together a well rounded book! Some of the diagrams would perhaps benefit from some colour though

Written by a real gardener, it's thorough, concise, inexpensive, well-laid out and a good read