Grow. Food. Anywhere. is the must-have guide for anyone who has ever had a desire to grow their own food. Authors Mat and Dillon, of the Little Veggie Patch Co. provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to gardening in any space, all in their own unique and entertaining style. Whether you’ve got a balcony, a tiny courtyard, or a patch of reclaimed dirt in a shared neighbourhood space, this book offers inspiration – and instruction – for growing good things to eat.
The book has three sections: What Plants Need; Fruit and Veg to Grow; and Pests and Diseases to Know . These chapters cover everything from: why soil matters; composting; how to make a wicking garden; how to select the right growing style; what to plant and when; harvesting; troubleshooting; pruning; and more. Grow. Food. Anywhere. is presented with a combination of photographs, illustrations, and a playful, engaging design that very much mirrors the refreshing no-nonsense approach of the book’s two accomplished and articulate young authors, and their thriving gardening business.
About the Authors
Mat Pember is Australia’s best-selling gardening author. He created the Little Veggie Patch Co in 2008, setting up a fabulous pop-up patch on the rooftop car park of Melbourne’s Federation Square in the city that later became permanent. With a background in marketing, the winning combination of Mat’s knowledge and entertaining, accessible approach make him the go-to for all matters food and gardening. He has a growing following, and a monthly column in the highly regarded restaurant magazine Gourmet Traveller.
American born, New Mexico-raised Dillon Seitchik-Reardon has a background in environmental science. Together with Mat, he has built up a formidable gardening business. Dillon was instrumental in the Little Veggie Patch Co’s previous book 1-Minute Gardener, and a co-author of their most recent title, DIY Garden Projects.