You don't need an allotment, a vegetable plot or even a garden to grow your own organic fruit and vegetables. Many are amenable enough to be grown in containers which, with due care and attention, will produce the freshest ingredients possible for your table. With a small garden, vegetables can be intermingled with flowers, the scarlet stems of chard, the mottled leaves of courgettes and the feathery foliage of fennel mixing happily with herbaceous perennials, adding structure and interest. Runner beans growing over arches, strawberries pendulating from hanging baskets, will all imbue your garden with extra interest. Garden writer and journalist, Adam Caplin, leads the reader clearly through the basics of organic fruit and vegetable cultivation, offering inspirational planting plans captured in glorious photographs to tempt the mind. Finishing with an exciting collection of recipes by Celia Brooks Brown with which to utilise your home-grown produce, this is an interesting and inspiring book for novice fruit and vegetable growers. - Lucy Watson
About the Author
Adam Caplin is the author of Planted Junk (also published by Ryland Peters & Small) and with his brother James has also written Instant Gardening and Urban Eden. Celia Brooks Brown gives demonstrations for Books for Cooks and writes for national newspapers and magazines.