Here is a gardening book with a difference; a complete grow-it, cook-it guide to fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Pick a crop and this comprehensive A-Z handbook will guide you step-by-step through every stage of choosing varities, planting, growing and harvesting. There are tips for making the most of your fabulously fresh ingredients in your cooking. There are also dozens of tempting recipes for preserving a glut of produce as delicious chutneys, jams, wines and more. Whether you've got an allotment or just a backyard plot, a raised bed or a container, you can grow fresh, nutritious and healthy seasonal food. There's lots of advice on growing organically so that you know exactly what you're putting on your plate. And, when you can measure your food miles in metres from plot to pot, you can be sure that you're helping the environment too.