This is the essential guide to growing your own salads, herbs, veg and fruit while maintaining an attractive outdoor space to have fun in. Aimed at beginners, it has sound practical and seasonal advice, lots of hints and tips for successful growing, delicious recipes and fun Weekend Projects to help you make the most of your outdoor area, however small. This completely new sort of gardening book will appeal to 20- and 30-something women who have busy working lives but still want to grow their own produce without spending all weekend digging.
About the author: Alex Mitchell is a writer and gardener who has grown her own fruit, salad, herbs and vegetables for over six years. She studied at the Chelsea Physic Garden and has a regular column in The Sunday Telegraph where she covers everything from how to deter slugs to the best hand cream to use after a day in the elements.