Author : Esther Coombs
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Button Books (7 Mar. 2019)
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
Plant, Sow, Make and Grow is a book to get people gardening – especially those with children in their care who they want to be gardening with. It’s full of down-to-earth realistic activities with tips, tricks and short cuts to make sure all the projects are doable for all ages. It’s cheap to garden and this book tries to be as cheap as chips, with tools made from recycled rubbish and lots of other innovative ideas. Get the little gardeners growing with this low-stress approach to producing yummy fruit, veggies and bug friendly flowers. You’ll find plenty of handy gardening information to get you stated plus tips about what wildlife you may see, raid your recycling box to make some useful gardening accessories and other craft activities. So grab some seeds and have a go!
The first thing we noticed about this book was the gorgeous illustrations, they really bring the book to life.
The book is split into Seasons, and it tells you how to get started and how to make a plan. Don’t have the tools? There are instructions on how to make a trowel, watering can and planting pots.
As well as giving the best examples of things to plant in each of the seasons there are also lots of information about insects and how to make a bug house. You can also learn how to press flowers and make an Autumn wreath and many more activities.
We can’t grow in our garden, the soil is rubbish (I would really like some raised beds.) But, that’s not a problem, all we need to do is get some planting pots (or recycle the ones we have with dead flowers in) and get planting. I would certainly like to plant some strawberries, carrots and beetroot. I’m also planning a wild flower patch and a herb garden. With this book I’m hoping my kids will be inspired enough to help me. They used to love gardening when we lived in our last house.
You can purchase Plant, Sow, Make and Grow from Amazon for £12.99
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