Grow Your Own Vegetables
ISBN : 9789674154806
Author: Chew Boon Hock
Published Date: May 2018
This book covers vegetables and beans, fruits, herbs, spices and tuberous crops. Two chapters in the beginning are added to explain to readers the understanding of the phrases "organic farming" and "organic foods" and how to start an organic home garden. The scientific formulations of making home compost , organic solid and liquid fertilisers and pesticides are given in the appendixes at the end of the book.
There are three unique features in this book, which other gardening books do not provide:
- Each crop is given its historical background and culinary uses, its nutrient content and health benefits. The varieties or clones available for home growers in Malaysia are also given.
- Gardeners are introduced to the use of soil-beneficial microbes to grow healthy vegetables and fruits in t heir gardens. Microbial agriculture technology is relatively new and scientifically proven to be effective. It is meant for general use in t his new century to produce higher-yielding and healthy crops.
- Tested scientific formulas are given in preparing home-made compost and organic fertilisers and pesticides.
This gardening book is semi-scientific.