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Grow Organic, Cook Organic: Natural Food from Garden to Table, with Over 1750 Photographs

ISBN: 9780754816829
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Publication Date: 2007-01-10
Number of pages: 512
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This work talks about growing and cooking food the natural way, with over 500 gardening tips and 150 step-by-step organic recipes. It is packed with practical advice and clear, step-by-step sequences that will help you to achieve outstanding results in all aspects of designing and maintaining a natural organic garden and using the produce in hundreds of delicious and nutritional recipes. It provides a plant by plant directory to growing organic fruits and vegetables, with advice on soil, aspect, sowing, after-care, natural ways to deal with pests and diseases, harvesting and storage. The first part of this book includes clear advice on creating and caring for your garden, with step-by-step guides to soil preparation, weed control, watering and feeding, pruning and propagation. There is also practical information on dealing with pests and diseases in both the garden and the greenhouse. Discover the secret of growing healthy, chemical-free crops of vegetables, fruit and herbs. In addition, there are expert techniques on sowing, planting, harvesting and storing. The cooking section that follows contains practical advice on buying, storing and cooking organic ingredients. Rediscover the pleasure of preparing and eating home grown fruit and vegetables in a collection of over 150 superb recipes. Try seasonal dishes like winter farmhouse soup, red onion and mushroom tartlets with goat's cheese, or rhubarb and ginger ice cream. This fabulous book is a comprehensive guide for both gardeners and cooks, and essential reading for anybody interested in the organic way of life.

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