City Veg: Inspiration from an Urban Garden (Hardcover)
The perfect season-led book to help you grow the best organic vegetables, fruit and herbs in a small urban space.
Growing your own vegetables is good for your health, the environment and even your wallet! And eating a plant-based diet – whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or are just trying to eat more greens – is gaining popularity as a sensible, healthy solution to combat obesity and as a way of caring for the planet. More and more of us are looking to grow our own fruit and vegetables and be more mindful of eating by choosing seasonal ingredients.
Over the course of a year, City Veg is a candid account of an urban grower in her productive plot, with all the triumphs and minor woes that go hand-in-hand with a small, suburban location. From planning and designing her garden in January to harvesting and using her home-grown produce throughout the growing season and right up until December, City Veg takes readers on a personal journey that will entertain experienced growers while sharing plenty of practical information to help newbie growers get off to a great start.
Packed with growing advice, monthly harvesting guides, tips and simple projects, as well as quick and easy recipe ideas to accompany growing themes.
About the Author
Cinead McTernan writes for national newspapers and magazines, including The Telegraph, The Mail, Gardeners' World and The National Trust. She edited The Edible Garden and The Simple Things magazine garden section and was deputy editor of The English Garden. Cinead currently works as a horticultural researcher for BBC 1's Chelsea Flower Show and was previously the assistant producer for BBC 1's Garden Rescue and researcher on BBC 2's Gardeners' World. She has written three other books: Grow Your Own Botanicals, Kitchen Garden Experts and One-Pot Gourmet Gardener.
“Inspirational, enthusiastic and hugely informative, [Cinead] shares her carefully gleaned knowledge on cultivating veg, fruit and herbs on a small, unintimidating scale ... there's all the info you need to embark on your own growing adventure.” —Simple Things
“Get inspired to grow your own organic produce in a small, city space and pick up lots of helpful tips along the way.” —Gardens Illustrated
“The perfect read for us inner city dwellers. If you're looking to build a botanical ecosystem of your own this Spring, this one's for you.” —The Bristol Magazine
"A beautiful book that follows Cinead McTernan through one year of growing in her urban garden, and offers plenty of tips and inspiration for your own gardening." - Grow Your Own
"This is a wonderful book for new gardeners and experienced ones interested in another plant lover's ideas for completing chores and pushing the limits of their growing zone/climate. It was fun to go on this personal journey with McTernan and receive gardening advice along the way." - The Farmer's Garden