Time flies…how did it get to be July already? With al fresco suppers and a British summer finally looking a bit more likely, we’ll be revealing the best of the batch of food books over the next two weeks.
If you’ve dipped a toe into organic gardening but haven’t quite got started, here’s a good Sunday afternoon read to dip in and out of under the sunshade. Richard Gianfrancesco covers almost every fruit and veg imaginable – even fruit trees and nuts! – from Raspberries to Radicchio, pointing out the roles sun, shade, soil, wind and water play in perfecting next summer’s crop of strawberries.
He’s been writing for Which? Gardening magazine for over eight years and is a plant scientist so he understands how to grow what inside out. There are sections on buying plants, growing in containers, organic gardening, soil types, dealing with pests and making your own preserves (with recipes). Insightful and delightful, you’ll save a small fortune cultivating that empty plot at the end of the garden.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD by Richard Gianfranco
£14.99 Published by www.apple-press.com