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How to Grow Your Food A Guide for Complete Beginners

Handbook / Manual
By: Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert
132 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Green Books
How to Grow Your Food
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About this book

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.

Contents

- Introduction
- What do I need?
- How do I start?
- Easy to grow crops
- Month by month at a glance
- Bugs
- The next step
- Resources

Customer Reviews

Biography

Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert have written several books in the Green Books Guides series including: "Water: Use less, save more", "Energy: Use less, save more", and "Climate Change: Simple things you can do to make a difference".
Handbook / Manual
By: Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert
132 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Green Books
Media reviews
Forget Dr Hessayon (for now), this book contains excellent clear advice, does not patronise the newbie gardener and I believe (and hope!) it will give beginners the confidence to get started (whether from seed or plant), to succeed and therefore keep going and to explore other varieties in the future. UrbanVegPatch blog "How to Grow Your Food provides simple, clear advice for all keen gardeners who enjoy growing their own food." Positive News - Summer 2011 "Taking into account the limited space available to the urban gardener, Clift and Cuthbert have produced a tome that's perfect for the inner city horticulturalist. Growing fruit and vegetables is a big subject, and squeezing even a small selection of plants into such a small volume is no easy task. Happily the authors have done a good job of deciding what should go in, and what really had to be left out. For complete novices, this book is a helpful, unthreatening guide to their first few seasons as a gardener, whether they have a balcony, bare concrete, a patio or a larger patch of ground. It's not for committed gardeners but if you're looking for some measure of self-sustainability and aren't quite sure how to go about it, How to Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners is an invaluable resource." Andy McKee, The Ecologist "For a somplete novice this is a nice, helpful guide that you can refer to throughout your first few seasons as a gardener. It's clearly laid out and you'll have no trouble finding all the information you need." Emma Cooper - author of The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z
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