I’m a big fan of the Do Book series and this one was perfect for my new Garden collection. It’s a really simple to follow, straightforward guide to growing veg, aimed at people who don’t have much time or space. It focuses on just 10 vegetables and gives you enough basic info to get started if you don’t really know where to start. It’s written by Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, who has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms. In this book, her aim is to help optimise the space and time available to you – even if it’s a window box and 10 minutes a week. She covers the basic tools you need to get started, how to make a raised bed and why you need one, an easy recipe for compost and how to increase your chances of success. She uses colour photographs and line drawings to help visually too. It is also filled with delicious recipes using the veg you grow from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pam Corbin and others that Alice has worked with over the years. Do Grow will inspire you to have a go at growing and plant an edible garden.
Dimensions: 120x178mm. 160 pages. Paperback, printed on FSC-certified paper.