UK Veg Gardeners


Book Club

Whether it's a book about how to get the best from your plot, a specialist tome, or a fab cookbook for either fruit or veg, this is the place to have a chat about it!

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Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2014

Welcome to the Book Club

Sometimes it's good to put your feet up and have a damn good read. If it's a volume about any aspect of fruit or vegetable growing, produce cookery or applicable horticultural techniques, then we want to hear about it!

The Discussion Forum is a great way to gather information on a particular topic in one place, otherwise the Comments section is good for short, easy topics and for you to introduce yourselves.

If you're new to the Group, then welcome :) Do have a good look at what we've been up to and dive right in! If you're just having a nose around, we hope you like what you see and sign up immediately...

Discussion Forum

Charles Dowding's Veg Journal

Started by VP Jan 20, 2014. 0 Replies

This is the…Continue

James Wong's Homegrown Revolution

Started by VP. Last reply by Andrew Goodall Oct 30, 2013. 12 Replies

James Wong has a new book out with details of over 80 unusual fruit and vegetables to try. Some of them you'll be growing already (globe artichokes), some you'll be growing for their flowers (like…Continue


Started by VP Apr 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Welcome to everyone who's joined the Book Club recently :)I'd love to know your favourites!Continue

How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel by Mark Gatter + Andy McKee

Started by SteffLovesSeeds. Last reply by Norma Mackay Apr 14, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all, does anyone else have this book? How to Grow…Continue

Tags: Your, Polytunnel, book, in, Food

Kindle Books

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Debi Williamson Mar 12, 2013. 5 Replies

Have just acquired a kindle. Could anyone recommend any good gardening books on Kindle, please.Continue

Happy Booky New Year!

Started by VP. Last reply by VP Jan 1, 2013. 4 Replies

It's time for a show and tell - did you receive any interesting books for Christmas? I didn't, but I have a book token - you could help me spend it!Continue

International Book Week

Started by VP. Last reply by Fred Hogg Oct 3, 2012. 9 Replies

Here's a bit of fun adapted from last week's International Book Week:Grab the gardening book closest to you, turn to page 52, and post the 5th sentence as your reply to this Discussion. Mine…Continue

NB Carol Klein fans

Started by VP. Last reply by VP Sep 26, 2012. 2 Replies

OK, so Carol Klein's Favourite Plants has nothing to do with vegetables, but I'm sure quite a few members of UK Veg Gardeners are fans of her and her books.Anyone contemplating buying this her…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by VP on August 13, 2010 at 14:19
Nice booky avatar to follow - as soon as I've taken a pic that's just has fruit and veg books in it!
Comment by VP on August 13, 2010 at 17:39
Thanks for joining Flighty - I'm sure some others will follow suit shortly :)
Comment by VP on August 13, 2010 at 17:44
If you have a blog or write about bookssomewhere, Quadrille are offering review copies of Marc Diacono's new book 'A Taste of the Unexpected' due out next month. Mark wrote River Cottage's Handbook 'Veg Patch' last year which was the Garden Media Guild's 'Garden Book of the Year'. This latest opus will focus on some of the more unusual fruit and veg Mark grows at Otter Farm.

Hopefully stocks haven't run out, find out by contacting Quadrille at:
Comment by Michelle Wheeler on August 13, 2010 at 20:43
Brilliant club.I read so many this will be great.
Comment by Caroline Turner on August 14, 2010 at 21:32
Embarassed by the amount of gardening books that I own, but always on the look out for lovely new ones - will look forward to reviews on here and on your blogs - can we flag up any reviews via this club?
Comment by Elizabeth Musgrave on August 14, 2010 at 21:39
I am like Caroline, I have so many gardnening books they practically need their own room. I love the sound of Mark's new book and have emailed Quadrille in case they are still looking for reviewers. Might be interesting to organise some book swaps perhaps, either temporary or permanent?
Comment by VP on August 15, 2010 at 10:32
Oooh lots more have joined up - welcome Zoe, Michelle, Elizabeth, Happy Mouffetard and Caroline :)

Yes, the idea is to talk about anything booky. I've done quite a few reviews on my blog and over at Amazon Caroline, but not many of them are relevant for this community as they're more on the gardening side of things. Will have a look through and flag any which are more veg related.

In the meantime, if anyone else has reviews to tell us about, please do! It'll be good if a number of us get a copy of Mark's book and compare notes too.

I've a few topics for discussion in mind to kick off when we've got a few more members, do join in and add your own when the mood takes you. Good idea re having a book swap Elizabeth - one to kick off in the Discussions perhaps? Any other ideas are welcome :)
Comment by Cabernat on August 16, 2010 at 8:33
My collection of gardening is growing. I keep thinking I've got quite enough & then another one catches my eye! So this group sounds marvellous.
Comment by Caro on August 16, 2010 at 14:57
This group is such a good idea! I have far too many books on the gardening bookshelf (including Mark Diacono's Veg Patch) but quite willing to find room for the next one. Have just reviewed 'How to Store your Garden Produce' on my blog which gave timely advice for my glut of onions, etc. Would love to hear what people think of Sarah Raven's latest cookbook...
Comment by liz smith on August 16, 2010 at 16:59
love ALL kinds of gardening books--think this is a great idea fora group!

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