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RHS Grow for Flavour Brand-New Tips & Tricks to Supercharge the Flavour of Homegrown Harvests by James Wong, Royal Horticultural Society
  

RHS Grow for Flavour Brand-New Tips & Tricks to Supercharge the Flavour of Homegrown Harvests

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Learn about the plants and seeds that will give you the best tasting fruit and vegetables. And when you’ve done that, learn how to grow for maximum flavour. James Wong promises taste and plentiful crops with minimum input – a winning combination.

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RHS Grow for Flavour Brand-New Tips & Tricks to Supercharge the Flavour of Homegrown Harvests by James Wong, Royal Horticultural Society

Have you ever grown a batch of lovingly nurtured tomatoes only to be disappointed by the flavour when you harvest them? Best-selling gardening writer and botanist James Wong is convinced that the problem lies with current gardening practices which create bumper harvests at the direct expense of flavour. James's solution? Simply by growing the best-flavoured varieties and treating them just a bit meaner, you will not only get harvests with an intense flavour - but also slash the work involved. Combining cutting-edge science with overlooked traditional techniques, this ground-breaking book lays out a series of deceptively simple tips and tricks to measurably increase the flavour of grow-your-own favourites like sweetcorn, strawberries and tomatoes, while at the same time revealing exciting new foodie crops you never knew you could grow. James also provides 40 really simple recipes for delicious ways to eat what you've grown. With James Wong's RHS Grow for Flavour you can halve your labour and double your harvest - and be rewarded with flavour that simply cannot be bought. So what are you waiting for?

Reviews

'A kitchen garden packed full of James Wong's recommendations would make a refreshing change ... full of encouragement to take a new look at not just the contents of our vegetable plot but at our gardens as a whole.' -- Praise for Homegrown Revolution Gardens Illustrated

'This year's most original gardening book' -- Praise for Homegrown Revolution Daily Mail Weekend

About the Author

James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, writer and broadcaster based in London, England. Graduating with a master of science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he has pursued his key research interests of under-utilised crop species & traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java & Southern China. He is the author of the best-selling books Grow Your Own Drugs and Homegrown Revolution, as well as a presenter of programmes including BBC2's award-winning Grow Your Own Drugs and Countryfile and Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. Becoming an RHS ambassador in 2014, James is passionate about communicating plant science to new audiences in relevant and accessible ways. With his obsession for food nearly eclipsing his love of plants, James's small London garden serves as a testing station for all manner of crops and horticultural ideas from around the world. The Royal Horticultural Society (Author) The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's largest gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes providing expert advice and information, training the next generation of gardeners and promoting the ecological, aesthetic and psychological benefits of gardening in an urban environment.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th March 2015

Author

James Wong, Royal Horticultural Society

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Publisher

Mitchell Beazley an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Cookery, Food and Drink
Lifestyle & Health
Gardening
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Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables

ISBN

9781845339364

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