In GROW FOR FLAVOUR, TV botanist and bestselling author James Wong reveals his best tried-and-tested methods for growing your own fruit and veg - specifically for great flavour.
Have you ever grown a batch of lovingly nurtured tomatoes only to be disappointed by the flavour when you harvest them? Best-selling gardening writer and botanist James Wong is convinced that the problem lies with current gardening practices which create bumper harvests at the direct expense of flavour.
James's solution? Simply by growing the best-flavoured varieties and treating them just a bit meaner, you will not only get harvests with an intense flavour - but also slash the work involved. Combining cutting-edge science with overlooked traditional techniques, this ground-breaking book lays out a series of deceptively simple tips and tricks to measurably increase the flavour of grow-your-own favourites like sweetcorn, strawberries and tomatoes, while at the same time revealing exciting new foodie crops you never knew you could grow. James also provides 40 really simple recipes for delicious ways to eat what you've grown.
With James Wong's RHS GROW FOR FLAVOUR you can halve your labour and double your harvest - and be rewarded with flavour that simply cannot be bought. So what are you waiting for?
A kitchen garden packed full of James Wong's recommendations would make a refreshing change ... full of encouragement to take a new look at not just the contents of our vegetable plot but at our gardens as a whole. - Gardens Illustrated
This year's most original gardening book - Daily Mail Weekend
Anyone who's ever winced their way through a mouthful of their own home-grown produce can learn how to supercharge their flavours thanks to James Wong's new RHS book....This book is packed with stats and science cleverly packaged to make it engaging and accessible. - The English Garden
James Wong won a scholarship to the University of Bath and went on to train at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and the University of Kent, where he graduated with a distinction in Ethnobotany. At the age of 27, Wong became the presenter of his own award-winning BBC Two television series Grow Your Own Drugs. The series demonstrated a number of natural remedies sourced from plants and became the highest-rated gardening series on UK television. A regular face on gardening TV programmes and a four-time RHS medal winner for gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, James is the people's expert on all things horticultural. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Kent where he designed a ground-breaking Ethnobotanical Garden.