Organic Vegetable Growing

by Robert Milne

Growing your own organic vegetables will give you fresher, tastier and more nutritious produce with no food miles, fossil fuel use or packaging; and will provide you with the simple but enormous pleasure and satisfaction of supplying at least part of your own food requirements.

This authoritative book provides detailed, practical guidance for those who wish to make the most of their time and whatever area of ground is available to grow vegetables the organic way. It looks forward to productive gardening becoming increasingly relevant and necessary as we are obliged to adapt to global trends, including climate change and diminishing oil resources that will adversely affect food production.

The techniques described are applicable to any scale of gardening and are based on over thirty years of the author's organic gardening experience, including twenty years of self-sufficiency and eight as a professional gardener growing vegetables and fruit in walled gardens.


When he lived in Herefordshire, Robert Milne was the most rigorous organic gardener I had ever met. Twenty years of self-sufficiency as well as eight years working as a professional gardener underpin his book Organic Vegetable Growing...The book will tell you everything you ever need to know about Maintaining Soil Fertility.’

Anna Pavord, The Independent, 24/7/10


Organic Vegetable Growing by Robert Milne is emphatically not for dipping into. Milne, drawing on a degree in soil science and decades of muddy-handed gardening experience, provides a huge amount of extraordinarily detailed information.

Give this 300-page paperback the careful, patient attention it deserves and needs and you can't help but end up a better gardener, whatever your level of expertise. An unusual bonus is that Milne looks at the particular needs of teachers, parents and classroom assistants running school gardens.’

Mat Coward, Morning Star, 16/12/2011