The Editor - May 3rd, 2012
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing a brilliant new gardening book James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution this coming September.
James’s idea is simple and revolutionary. For 100 years and more, gardening books on growing your own have said the same thing about the same range of fruit and vegetables to each succeeding generation of gardeners. But out in the wider world, as well as closer to home, there is a huge variety of delicious, simple-to-grow fruit and vegetables that are perfectly suited to temperate climates, from green tea and sweet potatoes to bamboo shoots and quinoa. Often even common plants grown for flowers, like fuchsias, have been prized in other countries for their delicious fruits (a common delicacy in Latin America) but we in Britain have surprisingly yet to catch on to theiruseas edible plants. As the demand for ‘home-grown’ rockets, this is the perfect time to introduce a whole new range of tasty, healthy and productive alternatives. And who better than to blaze the trail than the vastly knowledgeable and enthusiastic James Wong, who tells us what to grow, how to grow it, and how to cook and eat it, as well as the special properties of each of 100 new plants.
James Wong says: “It is so exciting to be working with W&N to produce one of the most cutting edge ‘grow your own’ books of the last couple of decades. It is a manifesto for my mission to break the whole concept out of its stuffy, 1940s time warp, and save young, would-be allotmenteers from being stuck feeling that all they can grow are spuds, sprouts and swede - the horticultural equivalent of powdered eggs and spam.
Based on three years of meticulous research in my tiny urban plot, with no special kit and very little money, I have trawled through over 200 crop candidates to devise a collection of amazing 21st century edibles, from saffron to kiwis that anyone can grow in even the tiniest British back garden.”
For more information visit http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/books/james-wong-s-homegrown-revolution-hardback
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