Joy Larckom. Oriental Vegetables. Tokyo, 1991. Cloth with original dust jacket, 232 pages and many illustrations. This is one of the basic source books on Asian
vegetables, both heirloom and more recent introductions. Larckom is one of
England’s leading horticulturists and she grew everything in this book.
Whatever your climate or soil type, Joy Larkcom shows how you can grow a whole new world of vegetables. Here are hardy leafy mustards, raab, and komatsuna for temperate climates; Chinese yams and water spinach for the subtropical garden; even ideas for the city container gardener who can succeed the exotic herbs like sesame and ginger.
Based on ten years of research, Oriental Vegetables features over a hundred varieties of crops for ever garden, along the their history and characteristics. Using organic methods and both traditional and modern techniques, Larkcom takes you through each stage of cultivation, helping you avoid pests and diseases, and offering not only tips on harvesting and storage, but also over of her own delicious and innovative recipes.