Pan Macmillan Australia
Homegrown: A year of growing, cooking and eating
Join River Cottage Australia host Paul West in his garden and kitchen as he shows you how to become that little bit more self-sufficient. Homegrown will give you the confidence and know-how you'll need to grow, cook and preserve your way through the year.
Homegrown features planting guides for the most popular vegetables and fruit trees to grow yourself using whatever space you have, whether it's a balcony, backyard or nature strip. Paul also has loads of ideas for garden projects to improve your crop, from raising seedlings and building a mini greenhouse to managing rain water and heat-proofing your garden. And don't forget the food! Paul shares a year's worth of simple seasonal recipes, from basics such as breads, sauces, pickles and preserves to delicious meals that celebrate fresh produce from the garden.
Garden projects include:
- Raising seedlings
- Building a mini greenhouse
- Growing potatoes in a bag
- Protecting your garden from the heat
- Making a raised bed from old pallets
- Growing fruit trees from cuttings
- Creating a fire circle
About the author
Paul West is a chef, passionate gardener, sustainability advocate and popular media personality. He hosted four seasons of River Cottage Australia (Foxtel and SBS) and is a regular guest presenter on ABC television's Gardening Australia, Back Roads and Catalyst. Paul's philosophy is simple - grow your ingredients with love, prepare them simply and share them with family and friends. He advocates real food, community and gardening, and loves to show people how easy it is to prepare delicious meals using vibrant produce, all without blowing the budget. Paul is the author of The Edible Garden Cookbook and Growing Guide. He lives with his wife and children on the south coast of NSW.
Published October 2021
260mm x 200mm