Two women have moulded and influenced the way I garden. The first is my mother, who gave me the genes to garden as I do, and the second is Joy Larkcom. No one else manages to marry a relaxed, joyful approach to gardening with science and trialling. You can truly trust what she says . . . her Creative Vegetable Gardening is, as books go, my happy place, one I head back to whenever I feel uninspired by my own garden.
Joy Larkcom has single-handedly put vegetable gardening back on the map.
So filled with exciting and new things that - like the products of the author's kitchen - it goes down in one sitting.