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.
This book is paperback and published by The O'Brien Press.
Michael Brenock grew up in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in a market gardening family. In his early career as a horticulturist, he worked on various local authority schemes designed to encourage home gardening and self-sufficiency, until the demise of such schemes in the 1970s. He also worked at Teagasc developing commercial vegetable growing. He always kept his own garden and supplied his family with fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, combining the old ways with a scientific background and modern techniques. He died in December 2013.