Grow to Eat

Grow to Eat is about making the best use of the space you have and growing produce you won’t find in the supermarket.

Book cover Grow to Eat by Rob Smith

Aimed at gardeners who aren’t sure what to grow or the varieties available, this practical guide covers all the basics from growing from seed and creating raised beds to dealing with pests and diseases, harvesting and storing as well as the exact seed names for superior quality.

Rob Smith doesn’t want you to grow what everyone else is growing; you should grow what you and your family want to eat, but do it so that you use the space you have wisely – if you love potatoes, but only have a small garden, why use the space for regular ones? Instead grow potatoes you can’t buy that are delicious, including blue-and red-centred ones. There is so much variation when it comes to growing your own veg and it is far more rewarding to grow for flavour.

With his gardening expertise and down-to-earth style, Smith showcases all his favourite gourmet varieties and how you can grow them with ease.

Grow to Eat: Growing Colourful And Tasty Vegetables From Seed, (Quadrille Publishing) will be released on the 21st of March 2024.