Synopses & Reviews
Perplexed by potatoes? Baffled by beans? Confused by courgettes?Home grown food means fresh, organic, tasty meals, less money spent in a supermarket, lower carbon footprint and best of all, fun! But how do you do it?If you've never opened a seed packet before, and want to grow your food but don't know where or when to start, this book is for you. With advice for the new gardener, covering everything from how to plant seeds, when to pull up the carrot and how to harvest potatoes, this book will sort you out - whether you have a balcony, bare concrete, a patio or a larger patch of ground.
- All the basic info for those who want to grow their own food
- Advice about growing on balconies, patios or in your back garden
- Lists over 40 easy-to-grow crops
If you've never opened a seed packet before and want to grow your food but don't know where to start, this book is for you. It gives advice on everything from planting seeds to harvesting your crops and dealing with problems—and it doesn't matter whether you have a whole garden or just a patio, a balcony, or a windowsill. Home-grown food means fresh, organic, tasty meals; less money spent in the supermarket; a lower carbon footprint; and, best of all, fun. How to Grow Your Food features a range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are easy for the beginner to grow.
About the Author
Jon Clift has a Master in Sustainable Environmental Management degree, working with a major water company for his dissertation. He now works as an environmental consultant. Amanda Cuthbert is a writer, editor, and gardener. She is the author of The Dreamers Guide to Running Holiday Accommodation and coauthor of The Briefcase and the Baby: A Nanny and Mothers Handbook. Together they have written How to Be a Student and Not Destroy Planet Earth and five titles in the Green Books Guides series.