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 is a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster based in London. Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he pursued his key research interests of under-utilized crop species and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and southern China.
He is the author of the best-selling books Grow Your Own Drugs, Homegrown Revolution and, for Mitchell Beazley, RHS Grow for Flavour (more than 66,000 copies sold) and How to Eat Better (almost 90,000 copies sold). He has presented BBC2's award-winning series Grow Your Own Drugs and co-presented, with Dr Michael Mosley, The Secrets of Your Food - a major BBC series on the science of food. He has a column in the Observer magazine.
With his obsession for food almost eclipsing his love of plants, James's small London garden serves as a testing station for all manner of crops from around the world.