This volume contains a practical and scientific treatise on the history, cultivation, and forcing of culinary vegetables, saladings, and herbs. It provides information on their growing for home use and exhibition; the formation of the vegetable garden; the management of soils; manures and their uses, and the eradication of injurious insects and fungoid pests. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, this delightful book contains a wealth of handy gardening information and will be of considerable value to the discerning gardener. The chapters of this volume include: 'The Vegetable Garden – Site, Shelter, Shape', 'One-Acre Garden', 'Half-Acre Garden', 'Quarter-Acre', 'Garden', 'Drainage', 'Paths', 'Edging', 'Walls and Fences', 'Soils – Clay', 'Sandy', 'Old Garden and Peaty Soil', 'Colour of Soils', 'Testing Soils', 'Claying', 'Burning and Chalking Soils', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on kitchen gardening.