With our allotment being quite small, I always plan carefully what we grow in our limited space. It’s surprising what you can grow in such a small area. I’ve been thinking though… wouldn’t it be great to have some fresh salad leaves for our sandwiches, or strawberries that I can just pop into the garden and pick? I’ve also had the idea to grow some veg in pots in our little front garden.
In the Introduction section, there is a handy guide on how to use the book. There’s loads advice on watering, sowing, what composts to use and handy tools you may need. Also, how to pick the perfect pot, harvesting and storing your crops and dealing with cheeky little pests you may encounter. It really is a fantastic resource and perfect for beginner growers!The beautiful colourful photography (by Jason Ingram) and illustrations brings the recipes to life. There are 5 sections you can browse through…
Soups and Salads
Drinks & Puds
Within each section, the recipes list the ingredients you’ll need, when to harvest and if it has any bee friendly plants you’ll be using – buzz buzz. Also there’s a step by step guide of how to make up your gourmet pot, tips and advice on what you can do with your pot after you’ve harvested, plus a tasty recipe for you to make with your produce.I’m sure you’ll love reading The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan as much as I did and enjoy the inspiring recipes. What a great book for people who want to start to grow their own. As it says in the book, you don’t need an allotment to be able to enjoy fresh herbs and veggies. I’m sure this will inspire a lot of people as much as I’ve been inspired 🙂