Food to Grow

Food to Grow

A Simple, No-fail Guide to Growing your Own Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

Book - 2016
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From Canada's #1 garden team, a guide that makes growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs simple, bountiful and fun

Nothing beats the taste and smell of a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. And there's a certain pride in knowing that the salad you just served--fresh strawberries and all--was harvested entirely from your backyard. But growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs can be time-consuming and feel overwhelmingly complicated. Your eagerness to get growing in the spring can be rained out by seemingly endless seedlings and seed packs at your garden centre, all with cryptic planting instructions that leave you with withered plants rather than crunchy carrots. But it doesn't need to be that way! Frankie Flowers has decades of experience helping thumbs of all colours turn barren patches and empty pots into bountiful harvests--and he can help you do the same.

Food to Grow simplifies every growing decision you'll need to make. Frankie helps you evaluate your space, decide just how much time you want to invest and then make the smartest choices about which plants will give you the best bang for your buck. He guides you through the entire growing season from prepping and planning, to planting, weeding and harvesting (the best part!), and he shares not just which veggies, fruits and herbs have become Frankie's Favourites, but also which plants just aren't worth the effort.

Loaded with gorgeous photography that will have you desperate to get digging, Food to Grow includes a detailed A-Z index of over fifty of Canada's most popular home crops. Whether you have space for a few pots or a back forty, Frankie Flowers will help you make your dream of home-grown treats a fun and tasty reality.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Collins, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443433990
Characteristics: 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)
Additional Contributors: Ross, Shannon J.


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GSPLjodie Jun 06, 2017

Purchased this book after checking it out from the library. I love that it is Canadian, talks about companion and succession planting and gives plenty of tips and tricks for each vegetable and fruit. Highly recommended.

Nov 06, 2016

This book is worth buying. If you want to grow food, this has all the info you need in one easy to follow resource. It is so well laid out. It explains everything in really straight forward terms. There are really nice, helpful pictures, and best of all there is not a bunch of useless chatter and opinion that make the important information hard to find.
Best gardening book I've read!

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