Sep. 2nd, 2013

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Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to GardeningGrowing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening by Black Dog Publishing

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the perfect companion for anyone interested in gardening, especially beginners. It's divided in six sections: the basics for getting started and maintaining your garden; simple explanation for growing your fruit and veggies; how to grow some flowers and herbs (and ways of using them later, for example, for mojitos or moths); practical projects for your garden (like building homes for ladybirds or worm farms); some curiosities, like seed bombs and cacti in jam jars; and a list of resources for further reading and research.

There are some lovely ideas in here (borderline twee), like carrots grown inside old wellies, and some not so lovely, lik cress grown in toilet rolls wrapped with newspaper cartoon strips. There are also plenty of lovely photos and even a few recipes for when you finally harvest your bounty.

Can't wait to take this book back to my mom's farm in Brasil and try it out!

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