James Wong's Homegrown Revolution, Hardback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A revolution in the garden - a completely new range of fruit and vegetables to grow and eat. Whether it's a window box of homegrown saffron, your very own kiwi vine or a mini green tea plantation on your patio, TV botanist and best-selling author James Wong proves that 'growing your own' can be so much more exciting than spuds, sprouts and swede. Breaking free from the 'dig for victory' time warp of allotment staples, James reveals the vast array of 21st century crops that will flourish outdoors, even in our blustery North Atlantic climate - no greenhouse necessary.

From goji berries to food-mile free sweet potatoes, James' revolutionary approach to edible gardening will show you how to grow, cook and eat all manner of superfood crops that are just as easy (if not easier) and far more exciting to grow than the 'ration book' favourites. Inspiring, fun and full of plant know-how, this book is set to revolutionise the whole concept of 'growing your own' for newbie growers to seasoned allotment veterans alike.

You'll never look at your garden the same way again!


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 80
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9780297867128



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James Wong lifts the lid on all sorts of different edible plants that can be easily grown and are mostly readily available in New Zealand. How about trying Hyacinth beans, water celery, dahlia yam or vanilla grass?Each entry contains information on growing, harvesting and eating and many include a recipe. This book is invaluable for any home gardener who is eager to try something new.

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Wong gives information on many plants that can be easily grown in the UK. My season is usually similar enough to the South of the UK that most of these would work for me. Many are actually perrenials or even trees. To really grow all the things from this book that I would like would lake a much bigger garden that I have. But some of them will work. Off to the garden store with book in hand!Reducing the stars by 1/2 because the index does not include the latin names. As many of the plants have more than one English name, even in England it would be important to be able to check against a latin name. For me it is extremely important.

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An interesting read, some good ideas but a bit to different for my tastes