How to Grow
A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet
By Hollie Newton
A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet.
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start.
With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other.
From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas.
Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.
Hollie Newton is a self-taught gardener. She is also one of Europe's youngest Executive Creative Directors and one of the very few women in the world to hold this position. She has produced award winning work for everyone from the BBC and Volvo Cars, to Prada, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and Lurpak.
Hollie started growing vegetables and fruit on her tiny rented balcony in an attempt to escape from the pressure of her job, reclaiming a slice of the natural world in which she feels happiest. What started as "a few hanging tomatoes" rapidly became a borderline obsession. On finally purchasing a forlorn wasteland of a back garden, Hollie started recording the process of transforming it into an Eden-like sanctuary, sharing her mistakes and triumphs as she went. Proving unexpectedly popular with friends, the idea for the book was born.
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23 Feb 2017
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Practical advice and problem-solving all round, with recipes to boot. For city-dwellers in need of greenery. — GUARDIAN COOK
Gardening? It's not just for OAPs, you know! Glossy and gorgeous. — GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
Beautiful — GARDENS ILLUSTRATED
Filled with beautiful photography and easy steps for every type of task... it's a coffee table book that will actually get some use. — IMAGE MAGAZINE
Hollie Newton's inspiring writing and accessible instructions are an illuminating entry point for those with the barest of gardening knowledge. — ENGLISH HOME
The ideal one-stop book for people with lots of enthusiasm for gardening but without the knowhow yet... There is stacks of valuable content but the book is bursting with personality too. — Nic Bottomley, BATH LIFE
It's not quite spring, but gardening books - a genre that has lain somewhat dormant in recent years - are set to bust out all over in the coming months thanks to a hygge-like new trend for getting cosy with your trowel. Hollie Newton's How To Grow: A Guide For Gardeners Who Can't Garden Yet paves the way this month. Seed trays are the new baking trays, it seems. — Caroline Sanderson, THE BOOKSELLER
Direct, fun, infectious, utterly practical and best of all - it's for a beginner. — IRISH EXAMINER