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This Agrodok replaces ‘The vegetable garden in the tropics’, which treated the garden as a series of plots for the production of vegetable crops. In this edition, features such as hedges and trees and shrubs that give a garden its permanent character, come to the fore. Moreover, the emphasis is on ensuring that some vegetables (and other products) are available throughout the year, even where the gardener faces water shortage. In this way, the garden can contribute substantially to an improved diet for the family. Hence the focus is on hardy perennials; the more demanding annual vegetables take second place.

Version 1, 2008