Hands In The Dirt - Leah Evans

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Grow your own kai with Mrs Evans

A practical, down to earth how-to-garden book: all the basics of vege growing including 40 simple, tasty family recipes.

With the cost of living rising, growing our own vegetables makes complete sense.

Leah Evans shows us how in this straightforward book.  She begins with heaps of easy-to-understand advice on how to start gardening: growing in small spaces and containers, building great soil and compost, growing from seed, transplanting, companion planting and much much more.

There is detailed information on eleven easy-to-grow, nutritious kitchen-garden staples: beetroot, beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, herbs, pumpkin, leafy greens, potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes.  Includes tips for pest and disease control, growing healthy crops and harvesting.  Plus garden-to-kitchen home cooking, basic preserving, inspiration for leftovers, and tasty, easy-to-make, hearty recipes.

Food security has become one of the most pressing issues today, and Hands in the Dirt teaches the basics that have been lost. It's the must-have book for every beginner gardener, everyone after some garden inspiration and every home cook.

Leah Evans lives with her husband and teenage children in rural south Rotorua, where they live off homegrown food year-round.  Having grown her own vegetables for nearly twenty-five years, starting with a tiny patio garden, Leah has a solid background in how to get the most out of growing spaces of any size.  With five years' experience in voluntarily teaching food-growing in schools and an academic background in health science, she understands the connection between food-growing and wellbeing. Leah's Instagram page is @mrs.evans.garden

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