The Salad Garden By Joy Larkcom is a guide to growing over 200 salad plants. This book covers everything you need to know from site preparation and planting to advice and harvesting.
'The Salad Garden' is another fabulous book by Joy Larkcom, first published by in 1984 but updated by Joy in 2017. The word 'salad' is taken in it's broadest possible sense as Joy includes an enormous range of salad leaves but also covers all the other possible salad ingredients which are pretty much everything else in the garden. I particularly like the 'Finishing Touches' section where Joy covers herbs, edible flowers, wild plants and weeds all of which add the final sparkle to a fabulous salad. I had no idea you could eat day lilies (in moderation says Joy) but apparently you can, the darker colours are more bitter while lighter colours have a pleasant vanilla flavour.
I hope I don't get in trouble for saying but the old adage 'never judge a book by it's cover' rings true here as the cover is not the most exciting (the German version, 'Der Salat Garten' looks a lot more fun) yet the inside it is bright, fresh, colourful and concise. The photography is lovely too, as are the illustrations, this really is a beautiful book and one I highly recommend.