What a great book this is - full of lovely looking and easy to follow recipes. Each recipe is followed though from the container pot it grew in to the recipe itself. Step-by-step growing instructions on how to grow fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs. And before you think (like me) you don't have a garden big enough, this book shows you how to grow produce in container pots.
Even if you grow just one herb in a simple flower pot it's a start. Take the herb basil for example; how much nicer it would be to add your own home grown herb to a pasta dish? I'm feeling inspired by this book so as soon as it stops raining I'm going to give this a go!
Due to be released early April which I say is perfect timing now that it's spring and the weather should start to get warmer. Yep it's time to get planting!
One-Pot Gourmet Gardener is written by Cinead McTernan with excellent photography throughout by Jason Ingram.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I must be getting old - no I am getting old!
I've started to grow things, herbs and tomatoes and other stuff too.
We only have a small garden but would have more room if we didn't have a pond. So when my mum was here with us last week we went to the garden centre and I saw this greenhouse type thing, which she bought for me - thanks mum!
Amazing, I can now grow things - are you impressed?!
I have spring onions happening, well not yet, but they will be as they are in the green tray you can see top left.
Then garlic and jalapeno peppers parsley, basil, thyme, coriander and chives.
The pot of basil was already grown up when I bought it by the way!
Then a lot of tomatoes - Cherry and ordinary tomatoes too.
I got a bit carried away in the garden centre as the tomato plants were a bargain! So I need to buy two more pots for two of them. I know they can stay in here for too long but they'll be fine till they start to grow.
I have sage, organo and rosemary in large pot elsewhere in the garden - so I've got a right little green grocers stall going on.
I also have bell peppers and tarragon that is growing from seed indoors for the time being - yes I've got carried away!