Growing your own fruit and vegetables is surprisingly easy whatever the size of your garden or allotment.
You don't need to be entirely self-sufficient but there's nothing more satisfying than being able to harvest your own tomatoes, snip a few leaves from a salad bed or make strawberry jam from home-grown strawberries. And by planting some easy-to-grow flowering plants it's perfectly possible to have freshly picked cut flowers to decorate your table.Accompanying the BBC Two series, The Big Allotment Challenge: The Patch celebrates our burgeoning interest in knowing where our food comes from and is a practical guide to making your garden a haven of productivity.
With essential know-how on everything from soil and compost to pruning and pests, the book is aimed at novice gardens.
There's an A-Z section on easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers; foolproof recipes for transforming your produce into delicious jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials; and stunningly simple flower arrangements.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 08/04/2014
- Category: Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables
- ISBN: 9781444782806