It does what it says on the front cover: this book is aimed at everybody wants to grow their own food in Ireland - whether you are an expert or have never grown vegetables, fruit or herbs before but want to try. Written by an acknowledged and well-known expert.
Want to get into gardening? Wondering how to get started? Anxious that you won’t know what to do? Have given up before, want to get started again? Want to improve your growing, yields and practices? This is the book for you.
It takes you through all the most commonly grown vegetables and fruits in the context of Irish conditions. Learn from a gardener who has worked a garden since the 1940s as a child on his father’s market garden, then as an adult home gardener and horticulturist, currently as an allotment advisor.
This book combines the old and most recent knowledge in one easy-to-follow text. It’s a book you’ll consult over and over, through the wayward Irish seasons.
Gardening for all situations
'ideal for those who want to start from ... the ground up'
'a practical paperback aimed at those growing their own food on this island'
'Michael Brenock ‘knows his onions'
'For beginners there seems to be a lack of general advice and detailed instruction available on how to proceed with vegetable and fruit growing on allotments. But a book just published is about to change this. The Irish Gardener’s Handbook by Michael Bren
'an excellent source of guidance'
'packed with excellent down-to-earth advice and cultural techniques clearly based on years of experience'
'a practical guide you can go back to, time and time again'
'captures the essence of allotment and back garden growing'
'what better way can there be of encouraging new plot-holders to continue the long tradition of home-grown produce than with this fine compendium'
'a brilliant, simple guide for those of us who want to grow their own'
'a very handy little Irish publication, a no-frills paperback for those interested in growing their own food'
'a perfect starting point for beginners who want to grow their ow n fruit, herbs and vegetables'
'specifically attuned to the Irish climate, which can differ in crucial ways when it comes to growing fruit and vegetables'
'a good no-nonsense guide with a minimum of jargon … just the necessary information and advice'
'essential reading for everyone starting out this year – and it’s not too late to get started'
'crammed with good organic advice, set out in a simple, readable format'
'for years we’ve been craving a book on growing vegetables in Ireland'
'a great read'