A vegetable garden is not an option for everyone, and so container growing has become desirable for people with little outside space
Many have discovered the love of growing houseplants and want to take their skills to another level; others are inspired by the idea of growing their own food organically and sustainably. The book covers all the essentials of growing a range of edible plants in pots, and meeting each crop's specific needs.
Author Claire Ratinon brings her urban food growing expertise to this popular subject, in a book designed to appeal to new gardeners and anyone who would like to take on the rewarding challenge of growing their own dinner, even if they've only got a window box or balcony to work with.
About the Author
Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower whose worked in a range of roles from growing crops for Ottolenghi's restaurant, Rovi to delivering food growing workshops. Claire has also written and created content for Waitrose Food Magazine, Bloom, The Modern House, The Garden Museum and Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.
Organic gardener and educator [Claire] Ratinon to the rescue, here to teach the basics of edible gardening with her first book. Ratinon makes the process of starting a garden approachable with creative ideas for growing food in small spaces in a variety of ways, including container, hanging, and vertical projects. The book is organized by plant family and covers a huge variety of crops including salad leaves and herbs through the more unusual mushrooms and potatoes. From planning to pest control, Ratinon provides beginning gardeners with the tools needed for success from seedling through harvest. Layout and design are easy to follow, but in depth enough to serve as a reference resource as readers' gardens mature. A recommended resource for urban gardeners and anyone with limited space. Booklist
"How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House by Claire Ratinon may sound like an ambitious undertaking, but it's not because you can grow tasty things even with limited space. From selecting what you would like to grow to space planning, gathering the right tools, and sowing and growing successfully, this organic food grower will show you the way." Flower Magazine
"Ratinon makes gardening look easy and fun. Urban dwellers eager to try their hand at self-sufficiency will find an encouraging start here." Publishers Weekly