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Ever wanted to grow your own vegetables but don’t have the time, the space, or even know where to start? Alice Holden, one of Britain’s most pioneering female growers, has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens, such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, to commercial farms. In this, her first book, she’ll help optimise the space and time available to you – even if it’s a window box and 10 minutes a week. In addition to instructions on how to grow 10 simple vegetables, accompanied by colour photographs and line drawings, the book also contains recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Find out: - The basic tools you need to get started growing your own vegetables- How to make a raised bed and why you need one- A recipe for compost- How to increase your chances of success
Do Grow is one of five books in the first series published by the Do Book Company, read more about the company and the inspiration behind the books below. Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, because it focuses on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. Concise, practical guides that make it easier to Do stuff. Hopefully Do Grow might just inspire you to plant your own edible garden!
The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, London, that launched the "Do Books' series in May 2013. The company have started with five inspirational pocket guidebooks that make it easier to do stuff. The books are written by speakers from the Do Lectures whose ideas have inspired others to go and do. Their aim is to recreate that same positive change in book form – whether that’s the mastery of a new skill or craft, a simple mindshift, or a shot of inspiration to help you get started. The Do Book Company give 5% from the proceeds of each sale back to the Do Lectures to help it achieve its aim of making positive change.
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