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How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House by Claire Ratinon is an accessible and joyful guide to growing your own food – even in the smallest of spaces.
A vegetable garden is not an option for everyone, and container growing has become a go-to for people with limited outside space. In this fascinating new book, urban food growing expert, Claire Ratinon covers all the essentials of growing a range of organic edible plants from home, even with just a windowsill, hanging basket or balcony to work with.
Whether the goal is to grow flavourful tomatoes, edible flowers, potatoes, mushrooms, microgreens or courgettes, Claire provides easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by beautiful photographs that will inspire and guide the reader. With a focus on growing organically, this book includes:
• Planning your growing season
• Sowing seeds and raising strong seedlings
• Tools and materials
• Small-scale composting
• Companion planting and much more
How to Grow Your Dinner is the perfect book for anyone seeking a more sustainable lifestyle and wanting to grow delicious organic food in small spaces.
About the author
Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower and has grown edible plants in a range of roles from growing crops for Ottolenghi’s restaurant, Rovi to delivering growing workshops throughout London to audiences including schools, community centres and for corporate clients. Claire has been invited to share her growing journey and experiences in writing, talks and workshops for organisations including The Garden Museum, the Royal College of Art and Waitrose Food Magazine, Bloom and The Modern House as well as having presented features for BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.