Author(s): Fionna Hill
From the author of the internationally successful How to Grow Microgreens, this companion volume is all about growing edible plants when you only have limited space. Fionna grows a huge range of crops throughout the year on her apartment balcony and, as with her previous book, she writes candidly about the successes (and failures), those plants that crop well or not, and she introduces some more unusual varieties such as water chestnut, ginger and tatsoi. With over 45 edible plants described, there is something for all tastes and seasons. Fionna again includes delicious recipes with suggestions on how to use the produce you grow so that you can enjoy salads and cooked vegetables from your garden all year round. There is a chapter on encouraging children to grow their own favourite container edibles (children enjoy vegetables so much more when they have grown them themselves), troubleshooting any issues with your container plants and easy instructions on watering and plant nutrition.
Fionna Hill is a high-profile New Zealand author, floral designer and stylist. A London-trained and experienced florist, she contributes to lifestyle and garden magazines, as well as writing travel articles. This is her sixth book. How to Grow Microgreens (2010) has been published in 11 countries; and earlier international books include Country Style Flowers and The Christmas Book. Fionna lives in Auckland, New Zealand. www.fionnahill.com/ www.facebook.com/fionna.hill