This is because I have some Chick Pea ‘Principe’ seeds from the family-run Chiltern Seeds, which specialises in unusual herbs, flowers and vegetables.Until now my chick peas have always come ready-to-eat in tins, or dried and in need of hours of boiling.
This is because I have some Chick Pea ‘Principe’ seeds from the family-run Chiltern Seeds, which specialises in unusual herbs, flowers and vegetables.Until now my chick peas have always come ready-to-eat in tins, or dried and in need of hours of boiling.Tags: Writing An Outline For An Analytical EssayBusiness Plan For An Online BusinessDna EssayWork Life Balance Review Of LiteratureObsession With Perfection EssayConclusion AssignmentCustom Resume Writing ServiceInteresting Conclusions To Essays5 Problem Solving Steps
But somehow the familiar, rather squashed, lay-out is very reassuring, and with chapters on soil preparation, growing vegetables and looking after vegetables – as well as an A-Z guide to each type of vegetable – it is well worth its £8.99 price tag.
Among the new chapters is one on Novel Varieties, which includes purple asparagus such as Stewarts Purple, unusual beetroot such as the Italian variety Chiogga, coloured carrots including Purple Haze, Yellowstone and White Satin and colourful cauliflowers: Graffiti (purple). I was particularly pleased to read the Non-Standard Vegetables chapter which includes how to grow chick peas.
This guide was printed in 2003 so it won’t include any new varieties of plants and describes Jerusalem artichokes and kohl rabi as unusual.
However, the photos, charts and diagrams are invaluable in helping to identify pests and diseases and giving planting instructions.
This is no glossy coffee table read, but a book that you can take outside to your garden or allotment and it will look no worse for a few muddy handprints.
Nor is it as attractively laid out as a Dorling Kindersley-style encyclopedic tome.
Rob wants to grow mangel wurzels this year, but this is not covered in the ‘Unusual Vegetables’ section!
Truth be told, this book has seen us well in our first year of allotment life, and we really would not want to be without it.
This year, however, I am hoping to produce a crop of legumes that Dr Hessayon says “deserves to be more widely grown”.
According to Chiltern Seeds, chick peas have been grown for centuries in Asia and the Mediterranean and their white-skinned variety comes from Italy.