The Edible Garden How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too

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  • Copyright: 11/19/2013
  • Publisher: Viva Editions
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In this timely new book, BBC star and Gardening World's thrifty and resourceful Alys Fowler shows that there is a way to take the good life and re-fashion it to fit in with life in the city. Abandoning the limitations of traditional gardening methods, she has created a beautifully productive garden where tomatoes sit happily next to roses, carrots are woven between the lavenders and potatoes grow in pots on the patio. And all of this is produced in a way that mimics natural systems, producing delicious homegrown food for her table. And she shares her favorite recipes for the hearty dishes, pickles and jams she makes to use up her bountiful harvest, proving that no-one need go hungry on her grow-your-own regime.

Good for the pocket, good for the environment and hugely rewarding for the soul, The Edible Garden urges urbanites everywhere to chuck out the old gardening rules and create their own haven that's as good to look at as it is to eat.

Author Biography

Royal Horticultural Society trained Alys Fowler has made fast progress from her studies at The New Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to become the head gardener for Gardenerís World, an author and a TV presenter. She also hosts The Edible Garden on BBC 2 where she attempts to avoid shop bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. Fowler is a gardener who loves food. She has an urban back garden with two chickens, lots of flowers and plenty of vegetables and is author of several books and writes a weekly column on gardening for the Guardian. Ask her your gardening questions by emailing askalys@guardian.uk.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Things to Know
• The New Order
• Growing Healthy Plants
• Getting Your Garden Started

Part 2: Things to Grow
• Everything Essential That I Know About Growing Vegetables (and Flowers)
• The Edible Directory
• Flowers
• Seed Saving

Part 3: Reaping Your Harvest
• Harvesting
• Home Cooking
• Brews




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