Catalogue Number: QF9-W3ZL
- Author: James Wong
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Published: 13 September 2012
- ISBN: 9780297867128
Whether it's a window box of homegrown saffron, your very own kiwi vine or a mini green tea plantation on your patio, TV botanist and best-selling author James Wong proves that 'growing your own' can be so much more exciting than spuds, sprouts and swede. Breaking free from the 'dig for victory' time warp of allotment staples, James reveals the vast array of 21st century crops that will flourish outdoors, even in our blustery North Atlantic climate - no greenhouse necessary. From goji berries to food-mile free sweet potatoes, James' revolutionary approach to edible gardening will show you how to grow, cook and eat all manner of superfood crops that are just as easy (if not easier) and far more exciting to grow than the 'ration book' favourites. Inspiring, fun and full of plant know-how, this book is set to revolutionise the whole concept of 'growing your own' for newbie growers to seasoned allotment veterans alike. You'll never look at your garden the same way again!
James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, author and lecturer with a passion for all things that grow. Fronting such hit TV programmes as the BBC's award-winning GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS, COUNTRYFILE and OUR FOOD, he has a special interest in making the botanical world exciting and relevant to a whole new generation of plant geeks. James' unique take on gardening has seen his first book GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS become an international best-seller. He lives in London where he obsessively trials new species for their edible and medicinal uses in his tiny urban garden. Follow him on twitter: @botanygeek. www.jameswong.co.uk http:pinterest.combotanygeek http:www.facebook.compagesJames-Wong